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The Tall Ship at Riverside, a mighty vessel also known as the Glenlee, is a three-masted, steel sailing barque docked in the River Clyde. It is one of only five ships of its kind in the world and is now used as a floating museum. Take a trip to the floating museum to meet costumed guides and learn about life at sea. The rare boat also serves as a venue for film screenings, special family days and educational events.
The Glenlee was built in Glasgow in 1896 and served both as a cargo ship and a navy training vessel, in active service until 1981. Take a volunteer-led guided tour of the ship to learn more about life as a sailor; these tours take place on Wednesdays. On other days, explore independently and listen to one of the audio guides for additional information about the ship and its different sections.
Step onto the main deck of the ship, where you can stand at the tiller and imagine steering the vessel through stormy seas. Peer into the workshops of carpenters and sailmakers or see the inside of the first mate’s cabin. The ship also features a play area for any intrepid young seafarers who come aboard.
The Tall Ship runs a calendar of events that tie in with the maritime history of the venue. Prepare for a scare with treasure hunts and storytelling at Halloween and watch water-themed films when the ship doubles as a cinema during February’s film festival.
Learn more about the history of travel in the Riverside Museum, which overlooks the Tall Ship. The building, designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid, includes exhibits on centuries of transportation including a collection of vintage cars and replicas of old carriages.
The Tall Ship at Riverside is open throughout the year. Pay no admission for groups of fewer than eight people. To reach the ship, take the train or underground to Partick Station. There is also metered parking on-site.
Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St Vincent Street Church, The SSE Hydro and Sauchiehall Street. Kings Theatre Glasgow and Merchant City are also within 15 minutes. Glasgow Anderston Station is only a 3-minute walk and Glasgow Charing Cross Station is 9 minutes.
Located in City Centre Glasgow, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lighthouse and Buchanan Street. Gallery of Modern Art and George Square are also within 10 minutes. Glasgow Central Station is only a 2-minute walk and St Enoch Station is 6 minutes.
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Situated in the suburbs, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Glasgow Science Centre and The SSE Hydro. Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) away. Ibrox Station is 11 minutes by foot and Kinning Park Station is 13 minutes.
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Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Buchanan Street, George Square and The SSE Hydro. Argyll Arcade and Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre are also within 1 mi (2 km). Glasgow Charing Cross Station is 5 minutes by foot and Glasgow Anderston Station is 5 minutes.
Located in Glasgow Westend, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Riverside Museum and The SSE Hydro. University of Glasgow and Glasgow Science Centre are also within 1 mi (2 km). Glasgow Exhibition Centre Station is 7 minutes by foot and Kelvinbridge Station is 14 minutes.
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