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Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow

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#3 of 23 in Parks in Glasgow
Kelvingrove Park, a Sir Joseph Paxton-designed park, is a classic example of a Victorian Park and makes for a refreshing, breathtaking stop in your travels. You can discover the sunlight cottages, the Highland Light Infantry Monument, and the Tom John Honeyman Garden. Marvel at the elegant gardening, which includes five bowling greens, herbaceous borders, riverside walkways, and displays of azaleas and rhododendrons. Step over to the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Galleries while you’re there. For a more active day, visit the children’s play areas, croquet greens, skateboard parks, and four tennis courts. Special events are sometimes scheduled, so check ahead of time to plan accordingly. Make Kelvingrove Park a part of your Glasgow vacation plans using our Glasgow online trip builder .
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  • We went to this Bowling Green after a recommendation from friends. What a delightful surprise we got. The Greens were in the shadow of the University and the Art Galleries within the beautiful Kelving...  more »
  • A vibrant park with a great atmosphere. Walked around the park after visiting the museum. There were pipe groups practising and it was lovely to hear the traditional music in the heart of Glasgow The ...  more »
  • This is a huge open space in centre of Glasgow. Lovely walking area away from traffic. Round very corner a surprise!!....lovely gardens , a fountain, play park, wee cafe. A must visit for locals and v...  more »
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  • This is my favourite walking place. If it rains or not. The youth who enjoy the sunny days or take their exercises. It always happens something exciting. For example you can hear the pipes sound or you can discover a very strange shape tree. Flowers are blooming permanently. The park is very clean and very popular .
  • My favourite park in Glasgow. Surrounded by beautiful skyline building of the west end. Great skate park. Fabulous walk along the River Kelvin to Botanic Gardens. Just love it.
  • A lot of interesting exhibitions here, kept me there for a while looking through it all. Superb building. Bit out of the way from the city centre to get to, but highly worth the trek. Great things to see for all the family.
  • Visited here on our last day in Glasgow, which was rainy so it was perfect. Wow did this museum ever have a lot on display!! Great variety of art, anthropology, historical pieces. And a stunning central section. Great place to spend the afternoon.
  • Wonderful building with so much to see, it's ideal for families, lots of helpful staff and cafe. It stands in large grounds, there is paid parking and an easy walk from the city.

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