Explore 20km of the Clyde, from the ancient park of Glasgow Green, through the city centre and down the river to Clydebank, Renfrew and Dumbarton.

Enjoy some of Scotland's most popular riverside visitor attractions including the Riverside Museum and the Glasgow Science Centre while you uncover the heritage of the river.

The river tells the story of Glasgow's industrial past and beyond; there is history to discover that dates back to Roman times and the dark ages. Find out more by visiting the 12 regional areas featured below.


The SV Glenlee gets tugged back up the River Clyde after refurbishment

River Clyde

The River Clyde has a central role in Glasgow's story as the main artery of commerce for many years.

Glasgow Green

Glasgow Green

This open park in the ancient centre of the city has a long and interesting history.

Detail of Hutchieson Street buildings in the Merchant City

Victoria Bridge and the Merchant City

The old Glasgow city centre, now known as the Merchant City grew up on the north bank of the River Clyde, around the bridge.

The Broomielaw today

The Broomielaw

Here passengers boarded one of the elegant paddle steamers heading for coastal resorts downriver.

Queen's Dock and Yorkhill Quay today

Queen's Dock & Yorkhill Quay

The modern landmarks of SECC and The Hydro now stand on reclaimed dock yards at Queen's Dock.

Princes Dock and the canting basin

Prince's Dock

Once busy with shipping and commerce, the Prince's Dock area is now a symbol of regeneration.

Govan, featuring the Pearce Institute


Famous as a centre for shipbuilding, Govan's history goes back to the Dark Ages.

View of Braehead from the River Clyde


Built on reclaimed brownfield land, Braehead is now a bustling centre for leisure and shopping.

Renfrew town centre


Renfrew is an ancient royal burgh with close links with the river and a long association with shipbuilding.



Even before the Erskine Bridge was built, the chain ferry meant that this was an important crossing point. Now it is an ideal place to enjoy a walk along the banks of  the Clyde. 

Queen's Quay, Clydebank


The John Brown shipyard at Clydebank was perhaps the most famous of all the Clyde shipbuilders with both large liners and warships launched here.

Bowling Harbour

Bowling Harbour & Old Kilpatrick

Bowling marks the western end of the Forth and Clyde Canal and Old Kilpatrick the western end of the Roman's Antonine Wall.

Dumbarton Castle and Rock


Once the capital of the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde, Dumbarton has a long history of naval warfare and shipbuilding.