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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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  • I grew up next to Linn Park, The willife is varied as people have said. Sadly since council cutbacks it's been neglected. The beach is the best bit and there are good walks. Some of the muddy paths co...  more »
  • Lovely park good mixture of open spaces, kids play areas and wooded areas. Good paths in the wooded areas but sometimes the ones near the river get quite muddy. Def wear wellies/good walking shoes if ...  more »
  • Linn Park has lovely walks in all seasons. Waterfalls - wildlife - various walks. Great mix for families couples horse riding (equestrian centre) and dog walking.  more »
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  • Gorgeous park. Lovely loch with viewing point's and grand house to visit. You won't be disappointed.
  • Fantastic park and really lovely walk
  • It has so many lovely walks, some beside the river & others through the woods. Great place to take the family for a day out
  • Really nice park long walks
  • The golf coarse is amazing at the moment not to b missed looking for members if anyome is interesed 60 gets u ure years membership and proper handicap