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Kelvingrove Park

Otago Street, Glasgow, Scotland (West End)
44-141-334-6363
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As featured in 3 days in Glasgow
Ranked #14 of 168 attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Activities: Jogging, Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The River Kelvin runs through the West End's large and attractive park which hosts festivals and events throughout the year.
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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Given the hilly terrain, you are constantly treated to new and pleasant vistas as you navigate a curve or descend or ascent a mound. Trees are most mature creating an umbrella effect so all remembrances of being in a busy city fade.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

What more could you ask for on a glorious sunny day than going for a stroll in the park? With a dog or not, make the effort and enjoy your surroundings

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Brooks, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

An urban haven near the university of Glasgow on the Kelvin river. Established in the mid 1800s, the park has beautiful mature trees, woodland areas and many monuments and statues. A refreshing oasis of tranquility in a bustling city.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A very nice place to go to and is very nice for a walk whether it is with your boyfriend or your family or even your dog a nice and fun day out and always has things for kides like face painting and races

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Kelvingrove park's landscape is great. The play parks are good too and always busy. My son loves watching people on the skatepark. It has a river running through it which is great for pooh sticks. There is also a smaller park in the East corner which is perfect for younger children and it has a concrete area which preschoolers use... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A lovely park for a little walk! We strolled around here in October, the trees were lovely red and yellow and the weather was perfect for a little walk. Definitely walk through the park if you're making your way to the Kelvingrove museum!

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We spend some good time here catching up with old friends around and the place is good for kids too. Beware of the park guys who keeps the air slides etc which kids might get into thinking it is part of park but they are charged by those guys who runs it there. It is not part of park. This... More

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glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I have been visiting Kelvingrove park since I was a child, it is a fantastic park and has changed over the years keeping pace with the times. Having not only the statutory swing park it also has a bmx?skateboard park. A lot of work has been done this year in readiness for the influx of visitors to the city for... More

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Chirnside, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Went through here three times in the weekend. Saturday really busy, sunbathers, joggers, skate/scooter/cycle. Very peaceful at 6 this morning. Busy again later when walked the length from South to North on riverside path that continues on to Botanical Garden. Path shared by cycles, joggers and families but people being sensible and courteous so very enjoyable in shade of trees.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

An oasis in the west end with lots of seats, paths and views. You could wander around here for ages if you had the time and the place has a really relaxed feel about it.

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