Gardens and parks in Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley

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  • The Kibble Palace,  Glasgow Botanic Gardens in the west end of the city.
    The Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens
  • Shot of the Stewart Memorial Fountain in Kelvingrove Park
    Kelvingrove Park
  • Looking over the gardens towards Pollok House
    Pollok House

Beyond the city you’ll find many special outdoor spaces, but you can also find an extraordinary variety of parks and gardens in the city of Glasgow, which translates from Gaelic as the ‘dear green place’.

One of Glasgow’s best-loved parks, Kelvingrove enjoys a fine setting on the banks of the River Kelvin and defines the centre of the city’s bohemian West End. Glasgow Green is the city’s oldest park and its history can be traced back to 1450.

Queen’s Park in Glasgow offers stunning views on a clear day out to the Campsie Fells and Ben Lomond. It was also the site of the 16th century Battle of Langside.

Milngavie’s Mugdock Country Park has some great short walks, two ruined castles and a host of activities from horse riding and orienteering through to archery and golf.

Hire equipment and head out onto the open water sailing or kayaking at Clyde Muirshiel, Scotland’s largest regional park.

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  1. Dalzell Park

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    Parks & Gardens

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    Motherwell

    Dalzell Estate was originally a royal hunting forest and was landscaped in the 18th century by Archibald Hamilton.

  2. Glasgow Green

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    Parks & Gardens

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    Glasgow East End

    Glasgow Green is by far the oldest of the city's parks and is within easy walking distance of the city centre.

  3. Kelvingrove Park

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    Parks & Gardens

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    Glasgow West End

    Kelvingrove Park is a classic Victorian park by the River Kelvin and has a range of sporting facilities as well as being next to the renowned Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery.

  4. James Hamilton Heritage Park

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    Parks & Gardens

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    • 4 Activity Centre
    4 Activity Centre

    East Kilbride

    James Hamilton Heritage Park covers 32 acres in East Kilbride and includes a 16-acre loch with a water sports centre.

  5. Queen's Park

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    Parks & Gardens

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    Glasgow South Side

    Queen's Park was laid out by the world-renowned Joseph Paxton and was dedicated to the memory of Mary Queen of Scots.

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Greenock

    Do one of the top 50 walks in Scotland - the circular 11km walk is reasonably level, with panoramic views of the Clyde. Start at Drumfrochar Station and then stop half way at the Visitor Centre for coffee and see the exhibition.

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Lochwinnoch

    Easily access to Great walking country plus wildlife watching of Hen Harriers by CCTV.

  8. Strathaven Park

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    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    Strathaven

    Strathaven Park is a traditional Edwardian public park, facilities at the park include a boating pond, two bowling greens, children's play areas, putting green, outdoor tennis courts, a café (seasonal) the highlight attraction, the miniature railway.

  9. Rouken Glen Park

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    Parks & Gardens

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Giffnock

    Rouken Glen Park, at 143 acres, is one of the largest parks in Scotland and in the top 10 most visited.

  10. Finlaystone Country Estate

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    Parks & Gardens

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Langbank

    Finlaystone Country Estate is managed by the family of the Chief of the Clan MacMillan and offers spectacular views across the Firth of Clyde and a range of recreational activities.

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