A century-old crane that has been transformed into a popular tourist attraction, the Titan is one of Scotland's most unusual engineering feats.
The Titan towers 150 ft over the Clyde, and on a clear evening you can see the mighty cantilever crane from miles away, thanks to its nightly illuminations.
Commissioned in the first years of the 20th century, the crane was built in the heart of the shipbuilding hub of Clydebank and finished in 1907. A hundred years later, Titan Crane reopened as one of Scotland’s most unique tourist attractions, acting as a lookout point over Glasgow.
A trip to the Titan lets you travel back in time to relive Clydebank’s past, as it also acts as a museum celebrating the area’s shipbuilding heritage. Among its exhibits, you can watch the launches of the Queen Mary and QE2 from John Brown’s in the 1930s and 1960s.
Open only seasonally from May to October each year, bungee jumps from the crane’s summit are available on limited dates.
Online bookings are available.
Getting there by railway:- From Glasgow Queen Street station (lower level) take the train to Clydebank Rail Station. From the station, a 5-8 minute walk down Alexander Street, left onto Glasgow Road (the main A814) and turn right into Cart Street. Walk past the new Clydebank College to the Titan Crane Pursers Office (ticket office and shop).
Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow Airport, travel west along the M8 to the Erskine Bridge, go across the Erskine Bridge and take the road for Clydebank.
Take the A814 to Clydebank. Enter Queens Quays by Cart Street, Clydebank.