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Our top 5 Glasgow parks to enjoy this Summer

In Glasgow we take our summer times outdoors seriously, especially when the sun is in full display (this is not something we take for granted). The city of Glasgow has over beautiful 90 parks and gardens.Here are our top five Glasgow parks to enjoy this summer.

1. Alexandra Park

You can find this beautiful green space in Glasgow’s East End. The park has loads of facilities such as a golf course, an orienteering track, a bowling green, play park and countless picnic benches and pathways to explore. If you feel energetic and fancy climbing to the highest point, you get a cracking view of Ben Lomond in the distance.

2. Kelvingrove Park

Located in Glasgow’s quirky West End area, this lovely park is the perfect spot to people watch, full of bars, cafes and restaurants. The park is located on the River Kelvin and bordering the famous Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery. You will also find a skate park and a bowling and croquet green.

3. Glasgow Botanic Gardens

These gardens were initially set up on Sauchiehall Street in the city centre before being moved to the banks of the River Kelvin. This open space is a beautiful 27-acre exhibition of plants, vegetables and Victorian cast-iron glasshouses, the most notable of which is the Kibble Palace. The gardens are a perfect spot for a picnic. Pass us the strawberries and cream.

4. Pollok Country Park

Pollok country park is a wonderful green space, with Highland cattle and the National Trust for Scotland venue,  Pollok House. The house is an impressive Edwardian manor complete with loads of Scottish history. There are plenty of picnic spots and places to explore here.

5. Rouken Glen Park

Rouken Glen is a family friendly, 58 acre park in the city’s South Side. Gifted to the people of Glasgow in 1906 by the city council, the park has been a hot spot green space for over a century. It has been awarded Green Flag status and is a haven for those of us who love wildlife, plants and greenery. Some of the pathways also lead to a beautiful waterfall. The Boathouse cafe is a top place to visit in the park, which serves breakfast, light meals and coffees with a wonderful view overlooking the pond.

Enjoy the fresh air and lovely Scottish scenery and don’t forget to pack sunscreen!


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