Things to do in Greenock
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Greenock sits on the south side of the Clyde where the river Clyde expands into the Firth of Clyde. With the town of Gourock to the west and Port Glasgow to the east adjoining on either side, it can be difficult to tell where Greenock begins and ends. Historically a fishing village and harbour, Greenock was a centre of industry starting in the Georgian era and lasting until the decline of industry in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Greenock is also the birthplace of James Watt, the father of the industrial revolution.
Getting to Greenock
Greenock is serviced by the A8, which runs to Glasgow, driving time is around 45 minutes. Greenock is the best-served town in Scotland by railway; boasting an incredible nine stations. Regular bus services run to Glasgow, Dunoon and the seaside resort of Largs. The Ocean Terminal in Greenock is increasingly becoming a popular stop for cruise liners.
When to go?
There is really no ideal time to visit Greenock. The only stand out festival is the Inverclyde Music Festival, which is held in January and lasts for two weeks. The festival has been running for one hundred years.
Beyond this, a visit to Glasgow might be in order to experience other festivities. However, don’t completely discount Greenock, it can be a fantastic base to explore the beautiful west coast of Scotland.
Activities in the area
Laser Matrix is the largest multi level laser tag arena in the UK. Offering many ways to play, they cater for large groups and are adept at accommodating corporate team building days.
Clyde coast tourism offers tours of the coastal area around Greenock. They also offer cycling tours to the picturesque village of Inverkip.
Your clubbing opportunities are going to be limited in Greenock; if you desperately need a wild night then a trip to Glasgow will be necessary.
Priyas Palace is an incredibly well regarded local Indian restaurant.
Fresh is a real hidden gem; a fantastic café that serves excellent, fresh food. Their peanut butter milkshake is worth the visit alone.