For those of you who are interested in learning about Glasgow’s rich shipbuilding history, then why not come down and feast your eyes on the Finnieston crane? This structure has come to represent what Glasgow stands for especially since its shipbuilding roots are still so visible in its culture today. The crane still has its past life engrained upon it, with its former emblem “Clydeport” still visible. This is one of the few remaining sights upon the Clyde that showcase Glasgow’s past. Thankfully it has been restored and well maintained, nestled in between modern buildings such as the SECC and the armadillo.
How can I get to the Finnieston crane from Glasgow City Centre?
Since the crane is placed on the banks of the Clyde, this is just one of the many intriguing sights that can be seen along the way. From the Kingston bridge, the BBC buildings and even the Ibrox stadium. If the impact of Glasgow’s shipbuilding history really piques your interest, then you could make your way toward Clydebank. This is where the famous Titan Clydebank building is located. This is a purpose-built Museum to showcase Glasgow’s shipbuilding past. So what are you waiting for? Come on down to the banks of Clyde and enrich yourself in this historic city!
- Easily accessible.
- Parking available.