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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 #8 of 170 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

great park for a sunny day. take a picnic and relax on the grass. pop up to the art gallery too before heading byres road for food. great day out!!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

While we were there the park was being prepared for the Commonwealth Games so parts were not available to walk, but there were different aspects to the park including a river running nearby with lovely walks.

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Basingstoke, Hants.
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We visited the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum in September 2013, primarily to see the Jack Vettriano Retrospective Art Exhibition. It is not only an architecturally beautiful building, in a lovely parkland setting, but the interior has been marvellously refurbished, too, to provide a very pleasant , easily accessible and fascinating experience, overall. The staff in every area - Restaurant,... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I first visited Kelvingrove Park in 2001 after I moved to Glasgow to come to University. It’s a beautiful big park and there are frequent events throughout the year, usually the biggest of which is the West End Festival held in the summer each year. The park is fairly large and you can easily spend an hour or 2 sauntering... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Nice for a walk and to spend time with friends, even for arranging a barbecue. :) Besides, you can get a stunning view of the University and Kelvingrove Museum. On the West part of the park you can find beautiful flowers.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A beautiful oasis of calm in the centre of the city with views of the spires of the University and the Art Gallery.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This park has always been a favourite of mine but with the commonwealth games approaching the council have spent a fortune on this area and the park is now amazing . Great place to sit on a nice day looking onto the university buildings or just people watching ........plus a lot of nice cafés and restaurants around to visit .......like... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We walked and walked to the park on a warm July late morning. Feet aching from walking the high street shop , following the wife and carrying the bags. I am glad she wanted us to visit the park. We argued on the way there , but boy , was it worth it ! If you breathe and can move... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Beautiful surroundings, greenery and beautiful place to go with plenty of walking paths. Skatepark is also brilliant and fairly new! Great choice of ramps, boxes, verts and rails. Great place to take the kids or simply walk through the park on a nice day.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I love city parks - they are always such relaxing places while the world spins on by - Kelvingrove Park is no exception and has the added bonus of offering great views of Glasgow and the riverside path which links to the Botanical Gardens.

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