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“A lovely tourist attraction”

The Tall Ship at Riverside
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US$19.91*
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City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #21 of 271 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 5 of her kind still afloat in the world today and she is the only one in the UK. Climb aboard for this rare opportunity to explore every nook and cranny of the ship including the Captain's Cabin, Children's Play Area, Engine Room and the Cargo Hold Cinema. Take a tour of the ship using our Audio Guide facility and enjoy a coffee while you browse for souvenirs.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“A lovely tourist attraction”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Lots for the kids to do here such as scrub the deck and sound the horn. They loved it! A great historical treasure on the River Clyde.

Visited July 2014
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Lokeren, Belgium
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“Nice experience”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Very nice to visit with children. They can scrub the deck lift weights like they are loading the ship, clime,... A step back in history that we have enjoyed.

Visited August 2014
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“Great tourist attraction!”
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Visited the tall ship with my partner and my young son! Was great display items but could be doing with few more. On ground level, getting out the lift was awkward as the event glasses were dumped at the lift door making it difficult to menouver the pram about. Would reccommend!

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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“Great piece of Clyde history”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Recently visited with my two daughters in tow, and we all enjoyed the visit, they scrubbed the decks, sounded the fog horn and walked the length of the ship. The ship is quite open below decks which gives an impression of the size of he vessel, something you don't get on the SS Great Britain for example. There is a good cafe and a play are as well, entrance is free but I recommend the guide book for £4

Visited August 2014
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“Glimpse of the past”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Interesting sight of of a past seafaring life, although more videos etc would flesh it out and there lacked a real sense of what it would be like as a sailor. A three year old was underwhelmed until the play area below deck was discovered. Steep steps, but lifts available. With young children or those with mobility issues a bit too much to go to the ship as an add-on to the Riverside Museum. Being aggressively turned back from the exit to go right round or through the museum again to get out, with a fractious child in a buggy, didn't help. Did their best though with hand-out colouring books and flag.

Visited August 2014
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