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Welcome to Inverclyde! This section of the website has been set-aside to assist visitors to the marina on exploring Greenock, Inverclyde and the West of Scotland. Here you will find a brief overview of various activities, points of interest and resources with links to relevant websites and further information.

We hope that you enjoy your stay at James Watt Dock Marina and that you will take the time to visit Greenock and make the most of what's going on in Inverclyde. Don't forget that most of the James Watt Dock Marina employees are local and would be more than happy to make a recommendation during your visit.



Further afield 



Glasgow City Centre

Accessible by car and by train from the marina in around 40 minutes.


The Riverside Transport Museum and Tall Ship

Visit ‘The Glenlee’ tall ship and Transport Museum


Scotland Street School

Scotland Street School was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1902-1906.​Mackintosh is Glasgow’s most celebrated architect, and Scotland Street School was a functioning school up until 1979. It is now a museum.


Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is one of Scotland's most popular free attractions.  It has 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects.   The collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally-significant


The Hunterian Museum

Founded in 1807, The Hunterian is Scotland's oldest public museum and home to one of the largest collections outside the National Museums. The Hunterian is one of the leading university museums in the UK and its collections have been Recognised as a Collection of National Significance


Shopping - Buchanan Street

Everyone knows that Glaswegians live, breathe, eat and sleep style. Little wonder that, in the very heart of the marvellous city they call home, one square mile houses the most extraordinary concentration of inspirational shopping, atmospheric cafés, fine restaurants, and decadent late night haunts


Braehead Shopping Centre

Braehead has over 100 stores across its shopping centre and retail park, including Marks & Spencer, Primark Apple, Hollister, Gap, Sainsbury's, Monsoon, IKEA and many more.



Home to a range of shops and activities including; Snow Factor (indoor skiing), Laser Station, Bowlplex and Odeon Cinemas (including IMAX)





If you are planning to visit Inverclyde, this is the site for you - find out about our scenery, landscapes, seascapes and the numerous activities that can be enjoyed in the area.


Inverclyde Tourist Group was nominated for 2 awards in the 2011 Greenock Chamber of Commerce's Bees Knees Awards. They provide impartial tourist information and organise tours for the cruise ships which regularly arrive at Ocean Terminal


An active local website with news and a useful ‘what’s on’ in Inverclyde feature