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“History come to life”

The Tall Ship at Riverside
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$21.42*
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City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #18 of 300 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.
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Reminds you what it was like for those who did their business on the sea over 100 years ago. We owe them a great deal. My oldest son did some work when the Glenlee was being restored.

Thank rovinrev
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

This attraction was free but it was "suggested" that you would buy a guide of the ship for £4 which we did. Yes it's a big ship so if you are not interested in ships don't go but this is veyr well thought out and flows well....you can really imagine what it must have been like aboard this ship. Not a life I would like and you would REALLY have to get on with your fellow shipmates.
If you want someting different to do, this is it. :)

Thank Ladyluck59
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

45 minutes to wait or a snack!!! Poor quality gift shop... Kids play area in a historic vessel? I think not... Overall this old ship has an air of neglect about it. Old polythene covers over deck houses, poor attention to detail in paintwork. Lack of staff for information, I have visual & hearing problems so sign boards and audio link of no use. Too many kids running around unsupervised (Schools). This detracts from the overall experience of the ship. Yes, others have given it 5 stars but maybe they need to revisit and be more honest in their opinions, most people I talked to were of the same opinion as me, very poor indeed.. Buck up your ideas Tall Ship..

4  Thank Aileen L
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

My wife and I spent a couple of very enjoyable hours aboard when we visited recently. One of the last remaining Clyde built tall ships which was in active use by the Spanish Navy as a training ship until it's return to The Clyde. There is plenty of information available and lots to see and do for adults and children. Below decks the kids were loving operating the sack loading hoists and scrubbing the decks. As you would expect on a ship access is difficult for those who are less nimble but they have made it as easy as is possible to see all of the vessel. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Thank Tomvox
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

A really interesting attraction. Couldn't recommend a visit highly enough. Full of history about the ship and information and displays regarding what life was like aboard, while the ship was in service.

Thank David P
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