One of Glasgow’s best-loved treasures is the Waverley, the last seagoing paddle steamer in the world, which spends the summer cruising “doon the watter” to various ports on the Firth of Clyde and the Ayrshire coast from its base at Glasgow Science Centre. Built on Clydeside in 1947, she’s an elegant vessel to look at, not least when she’s thrashing away at full steam with the hills of Argyll or Arran in the background. Contact for sailing times and itinerary.

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