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The Tall Ship at Riverside

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The Tall Ship at Riverside is one of Glasgow's most unique visitor attractions! Rated as 4 Star visit by Visit Scotland we aim to transport you back to when the SV Glenlee was an operating cargo ship. Built on the River Clyde in 1896 is one of only...more
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150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland
+44 141 357 3699
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Reviewed yesterday

It`s places like this which bring people from all over the world to visit Glasgow. The Glenlee was built in 1896, and a tour round the ship gives a fantastic insight to the life of ships around the turn of the century. It has been...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately the audio guides weren't working the day we visited, but that was alright. You can still see a lot on this amazing ship and learn about it's history. It is free, and they rely on donations. I highly suggest adding this to your itinerary.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museum Ship is worth a visit for families with kids. Adults who may have seen the one or other sailing ship will not need to spend too much time here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pippinpuppet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stepping aboard was like going back centuries to a perhaps more romantic age. Saying that I wouldn't like to spend a night in one of the cramped bunks that I saw, still it's easy to imagine the freedom of sailing on the high seas on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank maggiep1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This ship is a must see for anyone visiting Glasgow. The admission is free which is nice. There is an audio guide that you can use during the tour, however it wasn't working when I was there so I can't tell about how the guide...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tarateaches424
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lots of boats and ferries abound this area with various histories of service age and function plenty of cafes around nearby if not onboard

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank cafedart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was especially interesting to watch the video of the purchase of the boat from Spain; incredible to see what a state it was in and the tremendous work that has been done.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gingerjudith
Reviewed 7 December 2018

As you look at the Glenlee today you would never have guessed what a long & established career this wonderful original Tall Ship has been though so you & I can amuse ourselves wondering how life might of been back in the day. After doing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank simon m
Reviewed 5 December 2018

I love this this sort of thing and it was certainly interesting to find out more about life on a cargo ship. Greta for adults and and children, but you nee to be be able bodied for some of the steps.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Egraine
Reviewed 4 December 2018

FREE exhibit! Just a bit of fun to hop on a ship and check it out! Very kid friendly but just a cool way to check out a ship!

Date of experience: December 2018
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5 August 2017|
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Response from davidcockburn1 | Reviewed this property |
There isn't that much to do on it, except witness the conditions the men endured - tiny dining area and such uncomfortable-looking bunks. The decks are amazingly slanted - how they stood upright in a storm! I think it is... More
11 May 2017|
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Response from noahh849 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and they even have a changing table below deck.