The John Brown shipyard at Clydebank was perhaps the most famous of all the Clyde shipbuilders.

Both large liners and warships have been launched here. You can now enjoy a panoramic view of Clydeside from the top of the Titan Crane. A lift, rather than the endless stairs the crane operators used, whisks you up to the engine house and an exhibition. The hammerhead crane, overlooking the fitting-out basin, is an apt symbol of Clydebank's shipbuilding fame and resilience.

The  Clydebank Museum is located at the Town Hall and contains changing displays of the history of the area.

The  Forth and Clyde canal joins the Clyde just along the river at Bowling.

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  • John Brown's Shipyard

    Many large liners and warships were built and launched at John Brown's Shipyard at Clydebank.

  • Titan Crane

    From the top of the Titan crane you can take in the view of John Brown's shipyards, where many famous ships were launched.

  • Wartime Clydebank

    Clydebank suffered heavy bombing during the Second World War.