Glasgow City Parks & Walks

Kelvin Grove Park

The park was designed by Sir Joseph Paxton and is a classic example of a Victorian Park with its overreaching grandeur. Set on the banks of the River Kelvin, the park's atmosphere is complimented and enhanced by the beautifully designed Art Gallery and Museum prominently featured within it. The paths through the park follow the meandering River Kelvin and cross it at many points. Used by many joggers and dog walkers, the park is always alive with people and animals. The River walkway is an especially peaceful natural haven with diverse wildlife.

Other features include:

  • Sunlight Cottages 1901
  • Highland Light Infantry Monument 1906
  • Bandstand and Amphitheatre 1924
  • Tom John Honeyman Garden and seating Area 1972
  • Five bowling greens
  • Croquet green
  • Four synthetic tennis courts
  • Children's play area
  • Orienteering course
  • Herbaceous borders
  • Azalea and Rhododendron borders
  • Outstanding riverside walks
  • Skateboard park

Botanic Gardens

Ten minutes from your self-catering accommodation, The Glasgow Botanic Gardens features large traditional glasshouses and the stunning Kibble Place, originally designed for concerts and exhibitions. All the buildings now contain botanical species and trees from throughout the world. The park also provides well-maintained gardens, river walks, lawns, and children's play areas. The Botanic Gardens are known worldwide for their first-class tropical and temperate plant collections. Providing a relaxing diversion for the hustle and bustle of city life, the gardens offer a wide range of themes on horticultural and botanical interests. The grounds are kept in immaculate condition and are a nice reminder of the beauty in our world.

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