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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I come to this park all year round and it's a fantastic place, delightful foliage and full of folk having a good time. However, I feel it is spoiled by the fires burning everywhere. On the hottest days they are everywhere . It pollutes the air - I generally go down to river to escape the stink of burning charcoal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Saw a Belle and Sebastian conccert at the bandstand in the park - lovely park and very big - worth a visit!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Lots of green space on different levels. A beautiful row of a variety of flowers. A walk along the river. It was just a lovely place to sit in read and/or walk around. Don't miss it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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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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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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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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