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Linn Park, Glasgow

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Linn Park is a large park – 82ha in area – surrounded by the suburbs of Cathcart, Simshill and Netherlee on the southern fringes of Glasgow, Scotland, where the city borders East Renfrewshire. It is Glasgow’s second largest park, after Pollok Country Park. Both parks have the White Cart Water flowing through them.History and featuresThe park was acquired by Glasgow Corporation in 1919 and incorporated within the city boundaries in 1938. It was originally part of the lands of Hagtonhill and several others owned by the Maxwell family, who were extensive local landowners based at Pollok House.The remains of Cathcart Castle are situated at the northern end of the park. The castle was built by the first Lord Cathcart around 1450 and added to the park in 1927. It was demolished in 1980 after lying derelict for a long period.The park contains a large mansion, Linn House, which was built c.1811 for Rev. James Hall, who a short time later became bankrupt resulting in the house and estate being put up for auction on behalf of the creditors. James Hall's wife, Mary Maxwell, separately owned adjacent land at Bogton which was the subject of a legal action by the creditors against her, which was determined at the Court of Session in January 1814. The mansion and surrounding estate was sold again in 1820, by which time the familiar cast iron "Ha'penny Bridge" was in place.
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  • What a beautiful park. Great park to walk about, enjoy and relax in. Beautiful scenery, riverside walks, which can be quite mucky if its previously been raining. Lots of places for everyone to explore...  more »
  • One of the biggest parks by area in Glasgow and offers plenty within it for those that like a walk in the outdoors. I particularly enjoyed walking through the mosaic of grassland meadows, and a good w...  more »
  • Lovelsy area to walk in with plenty of wildlife. Lots of different areas to explore. Really enjoyable walk where you're able to choose how little or much you do!  more »
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  • Big park, good for wanders and dog walking. Children's play area at Simshill entrance. Riding stables (privately run ie book and pay). Historic house now apartments. Train play-frame near house. Rangers.
  • Good family park. Excellent for walking. Wide open spaces
  • Beautiful park. Café within the the park great and they love dogs.
  • Lovely large, local park with many different walks to try. Great for families, dog walkers and joggers. There are horses at one section of the park, plenty of places to sit and soak up the view, as well as the water. Nature at its best!
  • Good walks, fishing and good for walking your dog

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