Clydebank is the historic heartland of the Scottish shipbuilding industry located on the banks of the River Clyde to the west of Glasgow.
During the 19th century, Clydebank grew from a small village to one of the world’s major ship building centres. The town was originally known as Barns o’ Clyde, but changed its name in 1882 after the Thomson brothers relocated their shipyard to the village and began building tenement housing for the workers.
Visitors can learn all about the local, social and industrial history of the region at the fascinating Clydebank Museum. One of Scotland’s most unusual visitor attractions, the Titan Crane, is also located near the town. There are also a number of heritage sites near the town including part of the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site, which marked the northern frontier of the Roman Empire, and mysterious stone outcrops with carved symbols to the north of Faifley.
Clydebank has a selection of restaurants and cafes, and many pubs which also serve food. The town has a variety of shops, including the Clyde Shopping Centre which also has a cinema and includes a bridge over the Forth and Clyde Canal. A bus terminus sits at the southern end of the shopping centre and connects the town to Glasgow and the surrounding areas. The town is served by a number of railway stations, primarily Clydebank railway station which has regular services to Dalmuir, Glasgow, Motherwell and Helensburgh.
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