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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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  • Ideal park to go with your dog as they have area for dogs to run off the lead and also good park to walk around  more »
  • Great local park with beautiful wall gardens , house for art lovers is a beautiful building with a shop and a lovely place to eat inside . Sports centre is in the grounds too with a cafe inside .  more »
  • Bellahouston Park has been popular with local people for very many years and with the addition of the House for an Art Lover to its attractions, it is a popular venue for lunch or dinner. The dry ski ...  more »
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  • Good for a run or walk. Amazing swing park for kids. Also a ski slope, a leisure centre with pool, football pitches and The House of an Art Lover. Good wee cafes on Paisley Road West.
  • It's smashing big park with a hill and forest in the middle Great panoramic views of the city. Item of modern art are throughout the park, including the exquisite House of an Art Lover and adjacent walled garden
  • Beautiful big park. Sports centre has fab facilities. Great swimming pools. Cafe
  • Great park. A wide variety of things for family's of all ages. Well worth a visit and seeing for yourself.
  • Wide expanse of grass. Great for dogs. Pretty walled garden by house for an art lover.