The Old West Kirk (1591) was the first church built after the Reformation. Everyone was required to attend church at least once on Sunday, and the closest one was in another town 4 miles away. In 1589, King James VI gave them permission to have a church, and John Schowe built it. It had a bell that rang daily at 8 a.m. (time to get up) and 9 p.m....more
The waterfront leisure complex is situated as you probably guest at the waterfront in Greenock. There is a small cafe here. The leisure complex has two pools one is a fun pool with children section and wave machines and lazy river. There is also a jacuzzi. The other pool is a training pool which has lanes in part of it for keen swimmers.There is...more
The museum hosts many different exhibit with a large number of them being about ship building as this was the main industry in Greenock at one time. There is also an upstairs part with animals and there are temporary exhibitions at various times of the year. There is also and art gallery joining onto the museum but I cant comment as I have never...more
The Battery Park is in Greenock (just) It is a large Park with Astro turf football pitches and Grass football pitches it has a rugby pitch as well. It has two small childrens play parks and large path with cycle track. It has a cafe, toilet and changing rooms. The park is very popular in the summer and is popular with people walking their dogs. ...more
Newark Castle stands majestically well preserved next to the waterside of the Clyde. These days it is next door to a working shipyard (it was once surrounded by them) - It was not always so...The castle as a interesting history which was kindly explained to us by Deborah, the Historic Scotland steward.George Maxwell built a stone castle here in...more
1/3 James Watt Way, Greenock, PA15 2AJ, United Kingdom
Good for: Couples
Ive never stayed in this hotel but I have been to a number of weddings and fuctions in it. All of...more
I have stayed in this hotel on two separate occasions and both times have been made to feel welcome...more
This is an indian Restaurant that serves a buffet in the afternoon until 3pm and they also do a set menu and early evening specials. There is a selection of European items as well if your not a fan of Indian food. Simon the owner is very accommodating so much so that after I went in for the first time Last week I was desperate to go back. I was in...more
There is a variety of food available from soup and other snacks to large dinners. The menu includes baked potatoes with various fillings, burgers, pasta dishes, combo platters, potatoe wedges and many other choices. The waiters and waitresses take your order at the table and they are very good with disabled people. They also cater for children up...more
Jade Palace is a chinese Restruant that serves Buffet Lunch and Dinners. They do various foods including chips, curries and Sweet and Sour. Infact the list goes on and on. Chilli chips is my favourite they are chips done in salt and chilli peppers and they taste brilliant.more
This is the place to go if under 35 it supposed to be for over 21's but Ive seen younger people getting in. The night club has different rooms and the music is usually good. However watch your drink and never leave it unattended even for a second as some people seem to think it funny to spike other peoples drinks for a variety of reasons. Although...more
All night clubs and pubs in greenock including priviate members clubs have a curfew in Inverclyde. This means that anyone wishing to enter any pubs or clubs have to be inside before 11.30 or access will be denied. This law is very strictly stuck too so get there early to avoid disappointment.more
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hii will get more info for you.. but you will find it hard to get there without having your own trasnport.The Isle of Bute is situated in Scotland’s Firth of Clyde, to the north of Arran, and is easily accessible by regular ferry services from the mainland.There are two routes to the island. The scenic way (approximately 75 miles by car from...more
The Clyde is an amazing place. There is something magical about sailing doon the watter during the summer months. There is a few different options to do this. The most popular one has to be The Waverley (the worlds last ocean going paddlesteamer.)You can pick it up at custom house quay in the morning then enjoy the full day sailing. An absolute...more
There are many bus companies that are going to and from the busstation. One of them is McGills. The buses of McGills are blue and white. They have small and large buses. The large buses have low floors, so it is easy to step in and out.The prices are various. Standard is GBP 1.20 one way (inside Greenock). For students and elderly there are other...more
This shop is located in the oakmall in the town centre. It has three floors selling clothes for men, woman and children of all ages at bargain prices. It also sells household items such as towels, cushions and so on They sell really nice ladies character t-shirts for between 6 and 8 pounds. There baby stuff is nice also. depends what your buying...more
The oak mall is Greenock main shopping place and is Greenocks Town Centre. There are a variety of different Clothes shops, Card Shops, Toy shops and other types of shop. As well as a variety of cafes. Some of my favourites will get there own indivdual mention later. Best of all they have recently opened up a new primark store here. Clothes for...more
In 1925, a shipbuilding company with expansion plans needed the waterfront land where the Old West Kirk (1591) was located, so they took it apart, numbered each stone, and reassembled it at the current location. The process took 3 years.
They also excavated the old graveyard, used from 1592 until 1857, and reburied the bodies in the Greenock Cemetery. The company never sold a single ship from the facility they built on the old church site, and the local people said it was because they disturbed the graves.
It is illegal to drink alcohol on the streets in Greenock or anywhere else in Inverclyde and anyone caught drinking could find themselves being arrested and heavily find. However Im not sure how much this is actually inforced.
Unique Suggestions: Dont drink on the streets some of the pubs have beer gardens which are open on a nice day and there licence covers there beer gardens.
Luggage and bags:
Depends how long you are staying but usually large bag or suitcase.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: No matter what time of year you are comming bring warm clothes as well as summer clothes because scotlands weather is very unpredictable. Make sure you bring a waterproof jacket
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring any medicines you may need with you as over the counter medication is a lot more restricted in the Uk compared to other places and you may find that you need a prescription and these are very expensive
Photo Equipment: Bring everything you need with you as we have different voltage etc.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: There are shops selling camping gear in the town centre but this can be expensive so I would recommend that you bring your own.
Miscellaneous: A uk adapter is needed as we have a three prong type plug of 240 voltage it would be worth checking that you equipment will work in uk before travelling
Morton Football club is the local team now called Greenock Morton although until a few years ago was just called plain old Morton. They are currently lingering in the second division although they were not so long ago in the first and scottish premiere divisions and some would argue that they were robbed of a place in the first division last season. They almost disbanded a a few years ago due to bad fanancial investments but fought back with the help of other clubs and they fought back up into the second divsion after a couple of bad seasons. They still have a large support who follow them all over scotland.
Equipment: waterproof jacket incase of rain you may want a Morton scarf or hat but you might be lucky to get one a lot of the local shops dont seem to stock them
The newspaper of Greenock is the Greenock Telegraph. I found it interesting because there was a lot of news in it about local stuff. And also interesting articles about the history of Greenock and surrounding.The newspaper costs GBP 0.32. It is also on the internet: www.greenocktelegraph.co.ukmore
When I lived in Greenock for 2 months, I was living at George Square. One day in the paper (Greenock Telegraph) I saw an old picture of how George Square. The question belonging to this picture was: when was this picture taken. A week later there was an article about this picture:IT’S amazing how much interest an old photograph can create. Last...more