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Linn Park, Glasgow

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4.2/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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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  • Not a park with flower beds etc, more like an estate, which indeed it was. There are lots of wooded areas, so not for anyone who likes open spaces and views. I was there for the industrial heritage wi...  read more »
  • This is a fantastic place for a walk, lots of open space for the dog to run around, and with a river for him to swim. The southern end of the park is overlooked by the remains of a castle where Mary Q...  read more »
  • There is an excellent web site -, with an associated facebook page. the paths are in a mess as glasgow city council and the words maintenance should noty be used in conjunction with ea...  read more »
  • The river is the central point. Much of the park is on the step banks, but there are lawns and woods. Great atmosphere. Not much for children.
  • A bit sparse since I went as a child over 30 yrs ago, good for walking but not much going on, play parks not that great but nice for dog walking etc
  • Remember going there as a child 60 years ago. There was a tearoom in the Mansion House, and also a bandstand, I think. There were swings at the top of the hill just past the bridge. Went back for the first time today, and still a lovely park. Nice to see the bridge still there. Could do with a wee cafe, though, it's a long walk without a cup of tea!
  • Huge scenic Park for everyone. Has picnic sites, childrens play area and a waterfall. there is no lights therefore visibility at night is not great
  • Had a great time at the park. Staff are brilliant. Really friendly and welcoming.
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