Makes the liffey look like a wee burn this river ,mother of 90% of all the worlds metal ships in 1900 ,is a historical maritime live story. We took the cruise from under central station to the Braehead centre on the outskirts of REnfrew.
The guide was a mine of information.
Docks,ship yards and present day operations were all historically accounted for in an often humerous way, the accent is thick but fun and our arrival at Braehead led us onto another adventure with its shops and activitiy centres,including the worlds biggest indoor sky centre
A truly great day with something for all the family.
For those who are intersted in the industrial heritage of the River Clyde, have a look at www.clydewaterfrontheritage.com. You'll also find interesting places to visit along the Clyde and surrounding areas.
Like many cities, Glasgow is built on the two sides of a river, in this case the River Clyde. Its hard to believe, when you look at the river now, that until the late 1700s it was so shallow people could wade across it! Thanks to work to deepen and canalise it large ships were then able to come right up into the city centre. There is a saying that goes "The Clyde made Glasgow, and Glasgow made the Clyde". The river has long been known for its ship building although no so much now as it used to be.
This picture was taken at a bit of a quieter point on the river, near Glasgow Green
Go and hung around this famous river,talk to her make friends with this interesting river and she will tell you many amazing stories.
I wanted to stay and chat with her longer but I had to hurry had a VT meeting to attend.
But I told her,one day soon I will come again and talk with you all day..
Three of the best things to see in Scotland are in this park. The park itself is very beautiful, in truth spectacularly so.
The fountain in the park,see photo, near the duck pond celebrates the first city in the world over million people to have engineers pump fresh water from the mountains to the city, and a big engineers conference to show world how to do it.
Nearby is a statue given to the city by president Kennedy.
Also a fantastic skating park.
OK, so I got the idea here, but it was a very nice thinkg to do, I recommend it to everyone.
When I was at the Cathedral I walked to the river Clyde and decided I would walk to the SECC, where I had to be the next day so I wanted to explore a bit. It was a lovely walk. Most of the time you can walk a bit away from the roads so it feels like you're all by yourself a little bit. It's very enjoyable and passes a lot of lovely bridges I liked to walk under them...
I think it also took me about 1h30.
The River Clyde flows from its source in the "Lead Hills" area of lowland Scotland to its mouth near Glasgow at the Firth of Clyde, where it flows into the North channel of the Irish Sea. The Clyde Valley near New Lanark is particularly fertile, and home to many tomato greenhouses and garden centres, as well as being a magnet for tourists. The Clyde is also well-known for its shipbuilding which has declined in recent years, but saw the launch of such well-known ocean liners as the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth 2. It has a total length of about 106 miles (176 km), making it Scotland's third longest river.
The views of the river clyde at night around the city centre are just breat taking when at night all the bridges lights are turned on.
The "Pride of the Clyde" runs from outside the Scottish Maritime Museum at Braehead to Jamaica Wharf in the city centre, along the River Clyde. Its makes a change from getting the bus into the city centre. We parked at Braehead and took the ferry service so we could spend part of the day in the city centre. There was a commentary and tickets cost £5 for an adult return.
I've heard that they plan to add more stops in the future, possibly including the Science Centre and another shopping centre that is planned on the other side of the Clyde.
The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour is open all year and offers the chance to explore one of the last remaining Clydebuilt sailing ships, the s.v. Glenlee (1896). Exhibitions, events, activities for children, a nautical souvenir shop and cafe are all on offer.
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