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Parks and nature in Glasgow

Top parks

Park
“Classic example of a Victorian park, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, and which measures 34 hectares (85 acres). Its set on the banks of the River Kelvin, and is (in my opinion) the best park in Glasgow. Depending on time of day / year, you may find joggers, cyclists, students, dog walkers, skaters and barbecuers all using this wonderfully green space, and the Kelvin walkway cuts right through the park. It's just two minutes walk from the flat, past the bars and restaurants in Gibson street, the entrance is opposite Eusebi's deli.”
  • 158 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The Botanic Gardens is the perfect place to visit on a sunny day. There’s also an indoor greenhouse with fish ponds, a cafe, and an abundance of wild life- make sure to take some peanuts and you can feed the squirrels!”
  • 182 locals recommend
Playground
“Its by far the oldest of the city’s parks and is an easy walk from the city centre. one of the parks main attractions is the people palace, a museum that tells the story of Glasgow from 1750 through the 20th century. It contains a display dedicated to remembering the dance hall at the Glasgow Barrow lands Ballroom”
  • 68 locals recommend
Museum
“Feels like the countryside in the city, see highland cows and visit the Burrel collection”
  • 81 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Looking for a bit of history in a graveyard? Then this is the place for you. See the numerous decorated gravestones just a short walk out of the city centre.”
  • 97 locals recommend
Park
“Massive park close by with loads of sports facilities and a dry ski slope. Perfect for families on rainy days.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Great walk and if you walk to the flag pole you can see all of Glasgow City and West End .”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“At about 5 min walk, Victoria Park is great place to walk, run, play & relax. Also great fo bird watching.”
  • 17 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Playground
“Its by far the oldest of the city’s parks and is an easy walk from the city centre. one of the parks main attractions is the people palace, a museum that tells the story of Glasgow from 1750 through the 20th century. It contains a display dedicated to remembering the dance hall at the Glasgow Barrow lands Ballroom”
  • 68 locals recommend
Playground
  • 1 local recommends