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Greenock (Glasgow), United Kingdom

Greenock (Glasgow)
United Kingdom

Greenock is a port city near Glasgow. Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and is located on the banks of the River Clyde. Edinburgh is less than 100 km from Greenock Harbour and some cruise lines offer excursions to Edinburgh from this port.

Useful Information

Language

English

Tips

5% to 10% will be appreciated in restaurants and taxis.

Currency

GBP
British pound

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XE

Time difference

UTC: 0

from New York: +5h

from San Francisco: +7h

from London: None

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)
Precipitations
Minimum
Maximum
(mminch)
January
134
643
873.50
February
134
643
793.00
March
236
846
743.00
April
337
1152
471.75
May
643
1559
341.25
June
846
1763
391.50
July
1152
1864
502.00
August
1050
1864
532.00
September
846
1559
572.25
October
541
1254
853.25
November
236
846
853.25
December
134
643
753.00

Where is located the Port for Glasgow Cruise Terminal

The port of Greenock is located on the outskirts of the city centre. Ships dock at the Ocean terminal. The port offers services such as the internet and a tourist information kiosk.

Travelling around the Greenock (Glasgow) Cruise Port

You can get to Glasgow by train. There are two stations a mile from the port. Greenock West Station is easier to get to. There is a train to Glasgow Central Station about every 20 minutes. The journey is about 25 to 45 minutes. On the way back, take the train to Gourock to return to Greenock West station.

Once in Glasgow, the tube and bus are good means of transport.

If you choose the taxi, make sure it is registered by checking for a yellow plate on its rear bumper.
You can also book an excursion with a private guide.
If you choose to rent a car, compare prices and save with rentalcars.com.

Activities in Greenock (Glasgow)

Neighborhoods

George Square

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Glasgow city centre is surrounded by historic buildings including City Hall

Landmarks

Glasgow Cathedral

This church was built at the end of the 12th century and is next to the Museum of Religious Arts. It is a fine example of gothic architecture.

Inveraray Castle

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18th century castle containing a collection of portraits and porcelains from the family of the Duke of Argyll.

Stirling

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A charming town where Stirling Castle is located and that has witnessed several royal coronations, weddings and baptisms.

Culzean Castle

Fortress that was converted into a castle in the 18th century.

Museums

Gallery of Modern Art

GoMA is located in the centre of Glasgow. It contains four galleries, a café, a shop and a library.

Glasgow Police Museum

Exhibition about the Glasgow Police and International Police.

Glasgow Science Center

There is a planetarium and an IMAX cinema

Kelvingrove Museum

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Free - The collection of this museum is very varied and includes fossils, ancient artifacts and paintings of great masters such as Van Gogh, Monet and Rembrant.

People’s Palace and Winter Gardens

Free - Museum about the history of Glasgow and its people.

Riverside Museum

Transportation museum where you can see trains, cars, buses and planes. Behind the museum, you can visit a boat.

Burrell Collection

For art lovers. This museum is a bit far and you will have to take the train to Pollokshaws West Station.

Museum of Religious Arts

The galleries are full of displays, objects and stunning works of art that explore the importance of religion in peoples’ lives across the world and across time.

Nature

Parks

The city has several parks that each have their own personality.

Loch Lomond

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Beautiful lake punctuated by islands in a setting surrounded by mountains.

Activities

Family activities

Falkirk Wheel

Opened in 2002, this boat “elevator” replaces the locks of yesteryear. You can take a boat ride to experience this marvel of human genius.

Excursions in Greenock (Glasgow)

  • Tours of the city of Glasgow and its attractions.
  • Several excursions to visit castles in the region.
  • Excursion to Edinburgh.