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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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  • Love taking my dog a walk in this park, stunning park with stunning views. Lovely to follow the river and some great waterfalls to visit too. You can keep to the main Tarmac walkways, or go more rusti...  more »
  • 2 recent walks in the Linn Park,I met the same man with 10 dogs on the first occasion and 8 on the second.The dogs were a menace to other walkers particularly elderly people as they were clearly out o...  more »
  • This is a beautifully maintained park with good amenities. Parking was easy, lots of space for the dogs and well maintained pathways. Good quality place for a dog walk!  more »
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  • Great park for a walk and to take the kids. Main paths have been resurfaced. Two swing parks. White cart water snakes through. More adventurous walks on the north side. A few different routes to take or go exploring in the trees. Popular with dog walkers. One of the best parks on the south side
  • Great for family walk. Nice scenery and worth visiting Holmwood House - hidden gem outside the park designed by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson
  • Great wee place to take the Kids, staff are great.
  • Lovely city park.. muddy paths by river need maintenance but otherwise very good and ideal for walks.
  • Beautiful hidden gem that I discovered accidentally after six months living on the south side.
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