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Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow

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#2 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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  • great place in the sunshine with the kid's, the loved the swings etc and the ice cream machine. Toilets provided so can stay a while.  more »
  • Visit the museum as well.Visited the park during the commonwealth games, miles away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre.  more »
  • This lovely park has very enjoyable walks along the riverside and are always so lush, full of trees and plants... it's generally quiet, though it is frequented by uni students and people walking their...  more »
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  • Centre of Glasgow boasts of many attractions but the parks hold their own. For a day out at leisure this park is full of what a day spent in the sun would ask for. Cycling and Jogging is possible. Children's play area demarcated. Bring your own Mat and Food and you are all set. Parking nearby is available and reasonable. Go For It
  • There is so much to see in this museum its difficult to know where to start. There are exhibitions about Rennie Mackintosh and expression, animals, Egyptian mummies, paintings. The favourite of our visit was the organ recital at 1pm. This is free of charge and open to all. Judging by the attendance it is a popular feature of the museum. It lasts half an hour and the organist plays a selection of popular tunes. The acoustics of the hall means its well worth a visit even if you don't go elsewhere in the museum.
  • Brilliant place to visit. Free (though they won't say no to a donation). Loads to do and see, with areas specially geared up for the youngsters. Facilities are well managed and clean. Lots of cafés. Additionally one of the world's greatest parks is literally on the door step. Best to ensure you have 3-4hrs to spend.
  • Lovely large clean park. Well kept. Nice monuments. Well used by people of all ages. Nice to see nursery staff using this park and educating toddlers on nature. Dog walkers all friendly and don't leave any mess
  • This is a great place to go for a day out in Glasgow. Lots to see and learn. Parking is poor though. Not a lot of spaces for a busy place. However once in there is a huge variety of rooms each filled with it's own unique history lesson and items of the time or place.
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