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Linn Park, Glasgow

(4.2/5 based on 30 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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  • 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. 
  • 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...  more »
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  • Linn park in the second largest in glasgow yet has no amenities. Even tiny Newlands park has a cafe. There are no events arranged in it. A cafe and toilets would be good in such a big park. It's a great park but a lot more could be done. There was a group 'friends of Linn park' but I believe the council made things difficult for them. Shame as it could be so.much better.
  • 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!
  • A beautiful, bigger and lesser known alternative to the student-infested Kelvingrove Park. The second largest park in Glasgow, with a great walk along the White Cart river and waterfall ('linn').
  • Great place to explore with the kids and a fresh water source for the dogs
  • 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