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Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland

Greenock is on the southern shore of the Firth of Clyde – slightly west of Glasgow. The town has a four mile waterfront surrounded by hills and is composed of both a bustling industrial area on the lower water side and a residential area with a 19th century flavour on the higher land.

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Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Glasgow's top attraction, the Burrell Collection, was amassed by wealthy industrialist Sir William Burrell before it was donated to the city. It's now housed in a prize-winning museum in the Pollok Country Park. This idiosyncratic collection includes everything from Chinese porcelain and mediaeval furniture to paintings by Renoir and Cézanne.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Visit the granite cross above the town, a proud memorial to the French sailors who fought in the Battle of the Atlantic and lost their lives.
  • Enjoy a short ferry ride to the Scottish Highlands.
  • Explore the statue, scientific library, museum, and the Watt School of Engineering, Navigation, Radio and Radar that all commemorate James Watt (discoverer of steam power) who was born in Greenock.
  • Travel to Glasgow and visit George Square, Glasgow's oldest public square, named after George III.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

Scottish fare features plenty of local game and roasted meats. Haggis is perhaps one of the better-known dishes. Fresh seafood is also popular, not to mention Scottish salmon. Shortbread is a traditional recipe of Scotland and should not be missed.

Local Currency

The pound sterling (GBP) is valid in both England and Scotland but Scottish banks also issue their own banknotes. These are generally accepted in England but if problems do arise, most banks will exchange Scottish currency for pound sterling without out any trouble. Traveller's cheques are widely accepted in banks and credit cards can be used in most places.

Weather in Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 43° 6.11°
Average Low 35° 1.67°
Mean Temperature 33° 0.56°
Record High 73° 22.78°
Record Low -25° -31.67°
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 3.42 in 8.69 cm

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