Greenock Cemetery, South Street: One of the largest municipal graveyards in Europe, opened in 1846. Use town walking map for entrances. Graves of this prosperous Victorian town are well interspersed with trees and bushes. The hilly, rugged environment gives the 120 acre site; a sublime peace. Links to James Watt and Highland Mary. Leaflet available from ITG members at desk.
Inverkip Street Cemetery: Older graveyard where John Galt and many shipbuilders and shipowners are buried.
This is a self guided heritage walking trail of churches of central Greenock. It is not totally comprehensive. Some of the buildings may be open to the public. More information about each building can be found on its website.
To help you on your way we have compiled a PDF booklet which we hope you will find beneficial whilst navigating our ‘Church trail’. Download HERE
Darroch Park, Gourock: Sloping park, giving view of Gourock Bay and Argyll hills (2.5 mile walk or bus).
Finlaystone Estate, Langbank: This country estate is 8 miles east of terminal (taxi) and seat of Clan MacMillan. Tea room, woodland walks, children’s play area, great gardens, history and scenic river views (entry charge).
Cardwell Garden Centre at Lunderston Bay: Wide variety of plants and fancy goods, shops, café: bus/taxi.
Lyle Hill: Most picturesque position on road 360 feet above town. Wonderful views of hills and river. Cross of Lorraine honouring French dead in World War II and Lyle Park close by.Use walking map available from ITG members to find easiest way up.
The Greenock Cut: Eight-mile walk along historic waterway created 1827 to supply water power and
drinking water to Greenock.
Ask for leaflet from ITG members at desk.
East: From Terminal towards the town along Waterfront walkway.
West: From Terminal along Esplanade (1¼ miles): 30 minutes further
Steeply up hill: to Lyle Hill viewpoint and Cross of Lorraine.
Walking maps available from ITG members at desk.
Short walk through area close to Terminal. Leaflet with route, pictures and information on places of interest available at desk.
If we can be of any assistance to you in planning your visit to Inverclyde, please don't hesitate to get in touch.