Glasgow Visitor Guide - Colin Baxter Glasgow Insight Pocket Guide

 Firth of Clyde

Port Glasgow
Rough Guide Scotland Lonely Planet, Walking in Scotland

Photographs of the town of Port Glasgow on the Firth of Clyde:

Newark Castle, Clock Tower, Municipal Building, Waterfront, shipyard cranes, PS Comet 


Clock Tower on Municipal Building in Port Glasgow

Clock Tower on Municipal Building in Port Glasgow

Port Glasgow was originally a small village known as Newark.

Trading ships from Europe were unloaded at Newark
 and the cargo was then taken up the River Clyde
on smaller boats to Glasgow.

 In 1667 the town council of 
Glasgow purchased land
for the construction of a harbour and breakwater.

This became the first deep-water port for
Glasgow
and the town of Newark became known as Port Glasgow.


Newark Castle at Port Glasgow

Newark Castle at Port Glasgow

The castle was built in 1478 and is now the property of Historic Scotland

River Clyde from Newark Castle Riverside Park

River Clyde from Newark Castle Riverside Park

Church in Port Glasgow

Church in Port Glasgow

Replica of PS Comet in Port Glasgow

 Replica of the Paddle Ship Comet built in Port Glasgow

By the 19th century, Port Glasgow was a centre for shipbuilding.
 The PS Comet was the first commercial steam vessel in Europe.

The Comet began a passenger service in 1812 on the River Clyde
between 
Glasgow and Greenock

River Clyde waterfront at Port Glasgow

 River Clyde waterfront at Port Glasgow

Waverley paddle boat in the Firth of Clyde

Waverley paddle boat in the Firth of Clyde off Port Glasgow

Giant cranes at Port Glasgow

 Giant cranes at Port Glasgow

Former Warehouse at Port Glasgow

 Former Warehouse at Port Glasgow

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Guide Books & Maps - Scotland:-


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2nd City Old Glasgow & The Clyde

Glasgow - A Portrait Wee Book of Glasgow  Glasgow from the Air  Glasgow - No Mean City  Lost Glasgow  Glasgow - The Real Gorbals Story   

Glasgow Visitor Guide - Colin Baxter Itchy Insider's Guide to Glasgow Glasgow Footprint Pocket Guide Glasgow Insight Pocket Guide Glasgow Guide Pub Companion Glasgow Scotland's Highlands & Islands - Rough Guide Scotland - Rough Guide

Glasgow Insight Pocket GuideCollins Street Map of GlasgowGlasgow: Then & NowThey belonged to Glasgow Phillips Street Atlas of Glasgow & West Central Scotland Glasgow: The Photographic Atlas100 Hillwalks around Glasgow 50 Walks in Glasgow & SW Scotland

Visit Scotland - Touring Guide Scotland: Where to Stay - Hotels & Guest Houses Scotland: Where to Stay - Bed & Breakfast Rough Guide ScotlandScottish Highlands & Islands - Rough Guide Scotland - Lonely PlanetScotland's Highlands & Islands - Lonley Planet Great Glasgow StoriesGlasgow & Surroundings - Insight Guide

West Highland Way: Official GuideWest Highland Way: Rucksac ReadersWest Highland Way: TrailblazerThe West Highland WayWest Highland Way: Footprint MapWest Highland Way - Map West Highland Way - Map West Highland Way Wet Highland Way - Official Guide

Munro Almanac The High Mountains of Britain and Ireland The Munros: Scottish Mountaineering Club The Isle of Skye The Isle of Arran Wilderness Walks Ski Mountaineering in Scotland

More Wilderness Walks 50 Best Routes on Skye and Raasay Skye - W.A.PoucherMagic of the Munros Mountaineering in Scotland and Undiscovered Scotland by W.H.MurrayA Long Walk on the Isle of Skye

Classic Climbs - Central & Southern Highlands The Isle of Arran Lonely Planet, Walking in ScotlandPathfinder Guide: Skye and NW Highlands WalksPathfinder Guide: Fort William and Glen Coe Walks Rambler's Guide: Ben Nevis and Glen Coe50 Best Routes on Skye and Raasay - Chris Townsend










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