Greenock The Essential
James Watt (1736-1819), the steam engine pioneer, was born in this major shipbuilding centre. Behind the town is Lyle Hill, an excellent landmark offering a broad view of the Clyde estuary, from Helensburgh to Dunoon. Nearby is a memorial commemorating the Free French sailors who lost their lives between 1940 and 1945 (an intertwined cross of Lorraine and anchor).

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Greenock
Newark Castle
Newark Castle
Among the warehouses and building sites