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Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow

4.7
#3 of 15 in Parks in Glasgow
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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Kelvingrove Park by using our Glasgow tourist route planner.
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  • Must visit place in Glasgow. It's nice to walk in the park especially in the morning. We went there autumn and the trees are very beautiful. Shades of orange and yellow together with the cool weather.  more »
  • This is a massive area for chilling out, cycling, walking, exploring and has lots of to offer for young children too. We cycle here from the South Side often and stop off at Inn Deep for a pint before...  more »
  • We had a nice walk in this park. It is nice with some beautiful statues and the river Kelvin going through it. Combine it with a visit to the Kelvingrove museum!  more »
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  • Great park which at times is spoiled by the number of sun worshipers leaving their garbage everywhere. People make Glasgow indeed. Why is the fountain off again? Great mix of people. Beautiful place.
  • Great place where you can feel a bit closer to nature in the heart of Glasgow. If you're really lucky, you'll get to see a Kingfisher flying up and down the river Kelvin
  • Love this varied museum! Huge halls stuffed with objects and you can ask for a curator to explain objects if you want more background. 😊 That's service!
  • The dearest and greenest of the dear, green place; mature trees & running water overlooked by the magnificent museum & university. Good play areas too.
  • Great expansive park. In one of the best areas of town the park is bordered by fantastic architecture from townhouses to public buildings. Inside theres a lovely river, the Kelvin,and lots of historical statues, a skateboard park, Victorian fountain and sooo much more

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