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Latitude: 55 48'N
Longitude: 05 01'W
Country: Scotland

Type: Private
Usage: Leisure

About Kerrycroy

The first Marquess of Bute rebuilt Kerrycroy in 1803 as a model village. At the same time an old quay was rebuilt along a gentle curve that provided a more sheltered anchorage.

During much of the 19th century Kerrycroy had a daily post-boat ferry which connected to Largs; it was the most important link to the mainland before the new pier at Rothesay was built in 1822. Even earlier, in the sixteenth century, there had been a ferry to Portencross on the Ayrshire coast.

Newadays the pier is seldom used.

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