Created By: Inverclyde Tourist Group
Inverclyde Tourist Group (ITG) (image 1) welcomes you to this virtual walking tour of Greenock's Historic Quarter. For a brief guide for first-time users of the PocketSights app, copy and paste this link into your browser: inverclydeheritage.network/doors-open-day-2021
Being a circular tour, it returns to the starting point. However, it can also be completed in sections or in its entirety, on the ground or from the comfort of your armchair! Walking directions are typed in italics.
The majority of the tour should be suitable for wheelchairs and prams. It is mainly on flat ground; exceptions are the optional Wellpark Loop and the Shipbuilding loop. These points are highlighted in the commentary and rejoining information is included. Alternative wheelchair access to the Wellpark Loop is via Regent Street; access to Scotts' Dock & Memorial is via parking in Westburn Way, and for the 9/11 cairn and fire station parking is available in St Andrew's Street.
Being outside, there is nothing to prevent you from bringing your dog too! Please note, there are no public toilets on this route. Refreshments can be bought in a number of outlets in William Street, Cathcart Street, Brymner Street, Customhouse Hotel (behind Customhouse) and Morrisons (on the Shipbuilding Loop).
Please take care on cobbled surfaces which can become slippery when wet and use pedestrian crossings where possible to cross roads. Care should be exercised when near the river's edge and when walking under scaffolding.
Let's get started!
Click the green START TOUR button further up the page then head to Clyde Square and find the Greenock Town Trail plaque (image 2)on the ground at the top of the wide set of stairs. As you approach the plaque, the audio should start (if selected); if not, press the green button - I'M HERE OR CAN'T GET ANY CLOSER. Once you have read the text/the text has been read to you, press the green CONTINUE TOUR button.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Greenock's Historic Quarter