Indeed the fiercest stone on the Clyde! The origins of the Crocodile Rock are steeped in legend. Images of the rock first appear in postcards from the 1900s but it may have existed before then. We know that it was painted for a while by Robert Brown a local architect. Another tale attached to it is that it was first painted by drinkers from the nearby bar.
Whatever the truth no visit to Cumbrae would be complete without a visit to the world-famous Crocodile Rock. Generations of visitors of all ages have posed on the rock for photographs through the years. Today the rock is painted by local volunteers and shows no decline in popularity.
Another painted rock on Cumbrae is the Indian's Face. This is found on the old sea cliffs on the west side of the island.
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