Govan’s new riverside walkway is now open to the public and the transformation is fabulous. The stunning new pathway, which creates access to Govan Old along the waterfront from Water Row to Wanlock Street, restores access to this part of the riverside for the first time since the closure of the Harland & Wolff Shipyard. With unrivalled views of the river, the new pathway is a great place to walk, sit, cycle and enjoy the waterfront, and, even better, the true splendour of Govan Old, Govan’s own cathedral, is revealed for all to see and appreciate. The pathway leads directly to the summer ferry terminal at Water Row and will come into its own when the new Govan-Partick pedestrian and cycle bridge is complete in 2021 – helping to connect up journeys and boost visitor numbers to Govan.
Remember to visit Govan Old and its exceptional collection of Viking and early Christian carved burial stones – it’s free to enter and volunteer tour guides are always on hand to give a unique insight into this fascinating part of Govan’s heritage. The Govan Summer Ferry will operate from June to September 2017, so get the kids and pop over to the Riverside Museum to make a day of it. Go on, get into Govan!