Scotland's Adventure Coast

Kilcreggan and the Rosneath peninsula is a glorious place to come for the day or to stay a-while and get away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of everyday life where you can enjoy a lovely walk in spectacular surroundings and then re-fuel with a cream tea or a pint.

The quaint centre consists of a few simple shops, a family friendly pub and a cafe all dotted along the shore road with direct access to the large sweep of pebbly beach.

The original Victorian pier juts out into the water offering a regular passenger ferry service and, in the summer months, day trips on the famous Waverley paddle steamer.

The many large, grand villas were the retreats for the rich Glasgow merchants who would travel “doon the water” on the Clyde steamers to spend time in the fresher air of the peninsula. Some of these villas were built by famous architects like Alexander “Greek” Thomson and are still private residences.

There are many wonderful and scenic walks direct from Kilcreggan: a leisurely stroll along the water’s edge; walking through the peaceful woodland and forestry tracks; or, for the more energetic, a myriad of opportunities for hiking and cycling in the many hills that lead up from the village, with stunning views of the surrounding lochs and mountains. 

There is a very informative Heritage Trail, with leaflets available from the Post Office, which goes into much detail about the area’s rich historical past.                                                 

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Getting here

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Planning your journey

Kilcreggan is located on the Rosneath peninsula with views to Gourock and Dunoon.

Gourock railway station terminal is located at Gourock pierhead and serves the town as well as the ferry services that connect Kilcreggan and other villages.

The Kilcreggan Ferry operates all year round between Kilcreggan and Gourock, with a crossing time of less than 15 minutes.

There are buses Coulport, Cove, Kilcreggan, Rosneath, Garelochhead, Faslane, Rhu, Ardencaple, Helensburgh, Arden Roundabout, Duck Bay, Loch Lomond Shores & Alexandria.

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