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Greenock Local Highlights Tour

McGill's is delighted to unveil our open-top bus tours in Inverclyde, with our Local Highlights Tour, for the second year in a row.


The McGill's, Local Highlights Tour, showcases the beauty and rich history of the local area, Greenock, to the cruise ships passengers that visit Scotland over the coming summer months.

So, if you're looking to discover Greenock's rich history built on the town's involvement in shipping, sugar, engineering and manufacturing, our great value hop-on hop-off tour is a must when you're in town.

We have an adult ticket at just £10, as well as concessions/students tickets at £8 and £5 for children. Why not take advantage of our family ticket too? A family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) can join the tour for £25!

2016 is a particularly special year as Greenock welcomes the Disney Magic cruise for the first time this Summer!

Our open-top buses will take you on a one hour trip around some of Inverclyde's top attractions including;

Custom House Quay
Designed by renowned architect William Burns, Custom House Quay was built in 1818 and is one of Greenock's top-tier buildings. Until 2011, it housed Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs, as well as an excise museum.

Sugar Sheds and James Watt Dock & Marina
The only surviving sugar house in Greenock, it is based on the James Watt Dock. The dock was conceived to allow Greenock to compete with Glasgow with the aim of attracting transatlantic shipping traffic.

Newark Castle
Newark Castle is a well preserved, 15th century castle sited on the south shore of the River Clyde. The castle is mainly associated with Patrick Maxwell who expanded the castle, however, he is also infamous for murdering 2 members of a rival family.

McLean Museum and Watt Library
The main museum of the Inverclyde area, it includes many wonderful collections for visitors to explore. Next door is the Watt library, the local repository for records, archives, photographs, editions of old newspapers and home to the oldest collection of Burns books.

Lyle Hill & Free French Monument
Providing a pinnacle view across the Clyde, Lyle Hill, overlooks Gourock and the memorial stands on the western brow of the hill, to mark the Free French forces that fought in the Second World War.

Gourock Pierhead
From here, you can visit Gourock Pool, one of the three remaining outdoor pools in Scotland. There is also a range of independent shops on Kempock Street; as well as the historic Granny Kempock stone nearby.

McGill's looks forward to welcoming cruises MSC Splendida, Caribbean Princess, Zuiderdam, Mein Schiff, Disney Magic, Queen Elizabeth, Aida Vita, Oiana, Regal Princess and Norwegian Star.

For further info, view our full Highlight Tour brochure below!

 

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