Greenock is a town in Inverclyde, Scotland.

Bank Street, with Helensburgh in the distance

Get in

The town is situated at the mouth of the River Clyde in the picturesque area of Inverclyde. Greenock has easy transport routes from main population centres and airports.

By car

Greenock waterfront

By train

Looking across to Kilcreggan

By bus

Get around

Greenock is not a huge town, so it is fairly easy to get around the place on foot. However if you wish to wander around in the hills above the town to take advantage of the spectacular view of the mountains across the Clyde, then using a car to get to those places wouldn't be a bad idea. Taxi's are available all over greenock and are really cheap. The start fare is between £2 and £2.50. A trip from Greenock to Gourock will cost you less than £10.

The roads in Greenock are pretty easy to find your way around on, but you should definitely bring a streetmap. Also, watch out as the very centre of the town is governed by a quite awkward one-way system.

The locals are friendly (despite what you may have heard) and will gladly point you in the right direction.


Lyle Hill beacon

There are many things to see and do in Greenock. As mentioned previously there are the stunning views from the hills around the town.


McLean Museum and Art Gallery

The town also hosts a varied range of activities. There is something for everyone in and around Greenock.


In the Oak mall you will also find an Aulds bakery shop which is a really popular local chain where they sell the locally made popular Aulds pies. This is also a sit in cafe where you can sample some of the baked goods with a nice cuppa.

There is also an O'briens sandwich bar in the middle of the centre and a cafe called Leos both of which you can sit in.

The mall is very clean and is patrolled by security.

Outwith the shopping centre there is a large Tesco store which has electrical and clothing as well as the usual food!

There is also a wide range of shops in the streets surrounding "The Oak Mall". The main streets of interest being "West Blackhall Street" and "Cathcart Street".


Go to the famous John Beatons (Beezer) Drunken House where the Buckie flows and enjoy deep fried Mars bars


Greenock usually has a good busy atmosphere on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Thursday is student night (With discounted entry to some clubs e.g. Word Up) and therefore can determine the croud. There are many great bands who play locally. Thursday and Saturday nights are the best for catching a good band; Places like Slanj and the Argyle have regular performers ranging from Tribute acts to some great local talent, comedians and other shows.


Slanj - Serves food, music and entertainment in evening the Horse Shoe - old fashioned pub, popular karaoke in evenings. The Argyle - Nicely furbished small pub with beer garden, serves food, evening entertainment Black Cat - A dads favourite! Waterline - Once a restaurant with a bar, but no longer serves food, comfortable atmosphere, usually not too crowded. Harwoods - Aims for an over 23 age group (Usually the more discerning clientèle!) - Karaoke evenings. Tokyo Joes - Newly opened, beer garden, serves food, nightclub in evening (Over 25's) The James Watt - A Wetherspoons, Serves food, large building, No music, beer garden, can have drink deals The Old Bank Bar - beer garden, serves food, busy on a sat night!


Red - Nightclub, good mix of music, 2 bars, generally 18-26 crowd Word Up Biggest nightclub in greenock, 3 rooms, mix of music, dance, R&B, Pop, oldies, Indie depending on room, busiest club, mix of people. Strict bouncers regarding ID! Text Bar during day serves variety of drinks and cocktails, attached to Word Up. Popular bar before Word Up opens, can get free entry to club if in there before a certain time, on certain nights.


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