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Kelvingrove Park

Otago Street, Glasgow, Scotland (West End)
44-141-334-6363
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Ranked #8 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Jogging, Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The River Kelvin runs through the West End's large and attractive park which hosts festivals and...
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Jogging, Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

If there is one legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games, I would settle for the renaissance of Kelvingrove Park. I have been coming here regularly for over 30 years and, after many years of, under investment the improvements made for the Commonwealth Games have transformed this park. New paths, railings, signs, bandstand rebuilt, tennis and bowling greens have all made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Growing up in the West End of Glasgow Kelvingrove Park has always been a major part of y life. It is HUGE and has lots and lots going on. A fav of ours growing up was the HelterSkelter Park at the far ens near Sauchiehall Street..what fun! Feeding the ducks, visiting the playpark and using the skate park have been... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I love kelvingrove park.Been coming here since I was in a pram.Winter or summer its a lovely walk and a coffee.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Really liked this park, can imagine its beauty in the spring/summer. Lots to see and do with the university and museums beautiful buildings in the background. There is a pretty open air stage that I will try to attend when I return to Glasgow.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a beautiful park with trails alongside the river. There is wildlife in abundance around park, The swingpark is excellent and separate areas for all ages. The kids can ride bikes in park along the walk way and its only 15 minutes from the Riverside museum & Kelvingrove museum is 5 minutes away. The park does get busy in... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Enjoyed my visit. Great for the children, although would love to see the fountain working permanently.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Get out of the shops and the bars and get some fresh air in one of the UK's best municipal parks. And take in the Kelvingrove and Hungarian along the way.

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Calgary, AB Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Somehow running in the rain in Glasgow doesn't seem quite so bad when you are within the peaceful confines of Kelvingrove Park. The hard part is choosing which direction to start towards as the path system extends for several miles. Enjoy some peace and quiet !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Restaurant has bell on table to call for waiter! Food good and the museum will keep you occupied for more hours than you will have.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The elongated park is preceeding the museum, if you walk from the city centre. The part between the city centre and the park is not that interesting, but the area close to park, park itself, and what is around is a beautiful development. I strongly recommend to enjoy the walk through the park and ajacent blocks before or after the... More 

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