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Port Glasgow and Kilmacolm tour

Door open days

1 September 2019 (1.30 pm)

Inverclyde

Discover the heritage of Port Glasgow and Kilmacolm and view the regeneration of the area.

The Tour will start at Church Street, Port Glasgow and is a Tour of contrasts – the old and the new

In Port Glasgow we start by visiting the Comet, the stones in memory of Stanley Spencer who spent some time, as a war artist in the shipyards of Port Glasgow, and the new houses at Kingston Dock near the Town Centre. A short drive takes us to Ferguson Marine’s new shipyard then visit the grounds of historic Newark Castle. We then follow part of the Heritage Coastal Trail to Parklea and see the new modern houses at Woodhall before driving through the countryside to Kilmacolm.

Kilmacolm, with its farms, mansions, churches, Charles Rennie Mackintosh homes, Birkmyre Park & its newly opened Heritage Gallery in the Community Centre  has a fascinating history and here there will be time to visit some of the open buildings, as well as enjoying a coffee or ice cream before returning to Church Street by a scenic route with wonderful views over the River Clyde.

Coach leaves Port Glasgow Bus Station.

Duration: 3 ½ hours

Tour guides provided by Inverclyde Tourist Group

Places can be booked on www.eventbrite.co.uk, look for Be a tourist in your own town, Port Glasgow

Alternatively call 01475 712032 between 9 am and 5pm, Mon - Fri.

Bus access may not be suitable for those with mobility restrictions.

Key Information

Places can be booked on www.eventbrite.co.uk, look for Be a tourist in your own town, Port Glasgow

Alternatively call 01475 712032 between 9 am and 5pm, Mon - Fri.

Bus access may not be suitable for those with mobility restrictions.

Where to find us

Address
  • Port Glasgow Bus Station
  • Port Glasgow
  • PA14 5EE