Guide to Greenock

Auchentoshan Distillery

The “Auchentoshan” whisky distillery is about 20 minutes away from our hotel by car. The distillery offers whisky tours and tasting that are very popular. If you are keen on discovering and tasting our Scottish inheritance, check out here for more information.
Address: Clydebank, Glasgow G81 4SJ

 

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Beacon Arts Centre

North of Holiday Inn Express Greenock, you can find the Beacon Arts Centre which is an entertainment venue that welcomes performances, workshops and community events. You will find there “the Bistro” where you can have a meal or/and a drink while enjoying the panoramic views of the Clyde.

Address: Custom House Quay Greenock PA15 1HJ

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Waverly Steamer

Next to the Beacon Arts Centre, you can enjoy the last sea fearing paddle steamer, the “Waverly” which sails around the Isles of Bute on a Tuesday and a Saturday. This maritime heritage pick-up point in Greenock is in Custom Quay PA15 1EQ. For more information visit the Waverly website

Moreover, 2016 is a special year for Waverly as it celebrates 70 years of sailing.

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Greenock is also the main cruise destination port in Western Scotland. Located on the Firth of Clyde, numerous of cargo and container ships are visiting throughout the year. Check out the forthcoming ship departing from Greenock timetable here

McLean Museum and Art Gallery

If you are keen on History and Fine Art, the McLean Museum and Art Gallery is the perfect place for you to explore. Discover beautiful art collections; the Maritime History, displays on the illustrious son of Greenock, James Watt, on Inverclyde’s maritime and industrial traditions. You can also explore natural history, world cultures and ancient Egypt. To find out more, click here:

Address: McLean Museum and Art Gallery, 15 Kelly Street, Greenock, Inverclyde PA16 8JX

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The Fire Engine Museum

The Fire engine museum shows its visitors the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Heritage Trust history since 1995.
Address: Wallace Pl, Greenock PA15

Lyle Hill

Greenock has two beauty spots with great views. “Lyle Hill”  is a memorial to the French soldiers who fought in the Second World War. It was built in the shape of the Cross of Lorraine – emblem of the Free French – combined with an anchor. Behind it you can enjoy the view on the city and the Clyde.

Address : 154 Lyle Rd, Greenock PA16

 

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Kilmacolm point

Kilmacolm point has a higher view of the town and ship yards than the “Lyle Hill”.

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Fun World

Take your children to the “Fun world”: they will enjoy racing on karts, playing on the pirate chip or having sport activities in inflatables game sections. If you have under 3’s, no problem, there is a toddler area. Your over 7 years old children can challenge each other in a fun laser tag game by entering into the “laser matrix”.
More information here:
Address: Fun World Leisure Ltd, Unit 1 – 2. Fort Matilda Industrial Estate, Eldon Street, Greenock PA16 7QB

The Waterfront Leisure centre

The Waterfront Leisure centre offers facilities to swim, to skate or enjoy the health spa & gym. Greenock and Inverkip Marinas are also close to the hotel for all those with a nautical passion. We are also close to the very scenic town and tourist attraction  “Largs”. For the golfers out there, we are located close to 10 full size Golf courses offering a variety of levels of difficulty.