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Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

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Bellahouston Park is a public park on the South Side of Glasgow, Scotland, between the areas of Craigton, Dumbreck, Ibrox and Mosspark covering an area of 71ha. The main part of Bellahouston Park was acquired by Glasgow Corporation in 1895 for the sum of £50,000, and opened to the public in 1896. Three years later, the city's second municipal golf course was established at Bellahouston, following the success of the course at Alexandra Park. The park was extended in 1901 by the addition of a part of Dumbreck Lands purchased for the sum of £2,824 from Sir John Stirling-Maxwell. A further addition was made in 1903, at a cost of £40,222, by including the lands of Ibroxhill, from which commanding views of the city are available.In 1938 the Empire exhibition was held at the park. The site took only fourteen months to build. The price of admission was one shilling, and a mammoth attendance of 12.5 million was recorded. The exhibition nevertheless made a loss of £130,000. Today, of the 200 palaces and pavilions that were built for the exhibition, only the Palace of Art remains. It now serves as a Sports Excellence Centre. A stone Peace Cairn built for the exhibition is still visible from the rock garden.In 1996 Charles Rennie Mackintosh's House for an Art Lover was completed from original drawings of 1901, and now serves as contemporary centre of excellence for the visual arts. It is based around Bella hill, created for the great Empire Exhibition. It has commanding views over most of the city, although views to the east are obscured by trees, and those to the south by hills in Mosspark. Notable views include that of Ballageich (Balagich) hill, rising to 1084ft on the southern horizon in East Renfrewshire.
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  • Had a few swims over the last month. The pool side is particularly dirty. On my first visit a used band aid was thrown on the walk way around the pool , under the high chair where the life guard sits....  more »
  • Glasgow is lucky to boast some fabulous parkland, but I fear this isn't one of them. I'd imagine it doesn't benefit from the same investment as other parks in Glasgow, but it really is quite bland. It...  more »
  • Bellahouston Park is certainly one of the great parks in Glasgow and it has lots of history as well as things to do. We go for a walk, and explore, especially in the Walled Garden, and there is also a...  more »
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  • This is a fun friendly park with flat areas and a hill to walk up. There is a free outdoor fitness equipment area, a gym with swimming pool, the cycle track, a cricket ground, the walled garden has beautiful flowers and benches to enjoy the sun. It is a fantastic space indeed. There are lots of dog walkers who are friendly too, and the various fitness groups and runners. A park with lots to do. Parking is free and if you fancy a bit of skiing there is a ski slope and for those who love art, the House of the Art Lover resides here too. Mazes, children's playgrounds and make sure you see the elephant too. If you find the tea chests (art installation) have a little read of some of Glasgows history. It is fantastic. So there, I think I have sold it enough. Enjoy it and say hi.
  • Not many parks offer such a variety, the park itself reflects a charm as captivating as many do, however to top this, not hard to do really, it offers artificial ski slopes, the House For An Art Lover, good old Charles Rennie McIntosh, with restaurant, function suites, and history, ah, the good old days! plus an intriguing garden maze. The queue starts behind me.
  • A great park on the south side of glasgow. They should reinstate the pitch and putt. If they did it properly they would make a fortune
  • It's a nice park to walk around. Visited because of the enclosed dog park and it is a good place to play with your dog.
  • Beautiful example of Rennie Mackintosh art. Well worth a visit and get the tour hand set giving you a description of various rooms. With a cafe/restaurant on site with a great menu.
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