23 Mar 6 ways of travelling Glasgow you didn’t know about!
6 ways of travelling Glasgow you didn’t know about!
Glaswegians and everyone else in the city are familiar enough with the city’s Subway, buses and trains. But there are some alternative ways of travelling in the city, which may not be particularly common…
Ahead are just some of the unusual ways you can get around the city and the surrounding area.
In 2007 the Glasgow City Centre Seaplane airport was opened on the River Clyde by Loch Lomond Seaplanes and they launched a scheduled service to Oban Bay. In 2008 they launched their second scheduled service route from Glasgow to Tobermory Bay on the island of Mull.
The Waverley Paddle Steamer
This antique steamer is the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. It was built in 1946 and still going strong.
It departs regularly during the summer moths from the Glasgow Science Centre, starting at the end of May. It sails to Rothesay, Millport and Dunoon. More information on sailings and timetables is available from the Waverley website
Tours of Glasgow by helicopter allow a never-seen-before view of the city. Take to the skies for an exciting helicopter trip which is a truly unique way of travelling on board the luxury helicopter. An amazing experience for all ages!
A regular tour operates between April and October, taking off from Inchinnan in Renfrewshire. However, this is a pricier option with tours starting at around £89 but other tours offer prices as low as £34!
The Renfrew Ferry And the Govan Ferry
There has been a crossing between Yoker and Renfrew for around 200 years. While other ferry crossings across the River Clyde at Finnieston, Erskine and Whiteinch have been replaced by bridges and tunnels, the Renfrew crossing has survived as bridging and tunneling are more difficult at that point in the river.
Clydelink currently operate the service. There are crossings every 30 minutes between 9.30am and 4pm, and then again between 7pm and 9.30pm. Between 4pm and 7pm there is an on-demand service.
The summertime service linking the Riverside Museum with Govan at the Old Govan Church was stated last year and is expected to run again this summer. It ran regularly from 8am to 4pm during July and August last year.
Details of this summer’s timetable will be published on the Riverside Museum website.
If ferries and old paddle steamers on the Clyde is not enough excitement or speed then do not worry as there is always the option of a powerboat on the Clyde!
Viewing the city from the comfort of the powerboat is certainly unique and is suitable for all ages as passengers have ranged from age 2 to 92 years old.
Various routes and duration’s are available in the selection of trips and can even be hired privately as well.