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Victoria Park and Fossil Grove

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Address: Victoria Park Drive | Whiteinch, Glasgow G14 1BN, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-950-1448
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Fossil Grove, located within Glasgow's Victoria Park, houses the...
Fossil Grove, located within Glasgow's Victoria Park, houses the fossilized remnants of an extensive ancient forest. Discovered on the site in 1887, the fossilized tree stumps are thought to be more than 300 million years old. Housed in a small corner of the attractive Victoria Park in the west of the city, the fossils are open to the public from noon til 5pm, April to September
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Great day out for families

What a great place! This park has something for everyone. Lovely walk round the beautiful gardens , feed the ducks, play at the large swing park, see the fossil grove AND enjoy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

What a great place! This park has something for everyone. Lovely walk round the beautiful gardens , feed the ducks, play at the large swing park, see the fossil grove AND enjoy the FREE bowls, putting and tennis! Now there's not many places you can entertain the kids for free these days- get yourself down there for a fab few... More 

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glasgow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Having not been for a walk round Victria park for a while, when a nice sunny day happened I went for a stroll round park. The fossil grove used to be a place to let your imagination run wild with its trails and beauty. Now it is run down, dirty, unkept, there is no water in the pond which were... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We came especially to see the Fossil Grove, and were treated to a terrific tour by the guide: pointing out all the fossils, a browse through the thick album of old photographs and postcards, and samples of fossils to handle showing bark and leaves from 300 million years ago. I love the fact that this is authentically in situ —... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I visited this park recently and found evidence of council cutbacks. This used to be a well maintained park but there were lots of weeds among the flowerbeds. However the children's play-park looked to be still well maintained. The pond is very nice but watch out for runners/joggers.

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Victoria Park has become a family favourite due to the free, yes free, putting and lawn bowls. The wee pavillion beside the bowls/putting provides bowls and putters. They also have a few basic tennis rackets but i recommend you take your own and they also have a couple of basketballs they lend out. We have spent hours with friends and... More 

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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a nice place to go with the family, and dogs for a lovely walk. There is a play area for children which is decent, ample space for the dogs to run around, and lots of places to explore. There is the fossil garden which was open but personally I just wasn't impressed! It's a dark room with tree... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My visit was unaccompanied by staff, but would have been improved by the presence of more knowledgeable tour guide available for that purpose at no charge. Nonetheless, a visit to the fossil grove is a most atmospheric and beautiful experience during which the visitor feels (or at least I felt) that the remains of trees living millions of years ago... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I love Victoria park! It's great for all ages! However the pond does need more attention to paid to it! Great for a stroll or a run! Good kids park! Nice variety of birds and ducks 😊

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We went mainly for the Fossil Grove but it had closed on 18th October, despite a sign at the main gate saying it was open 10-4 daily. Despite this the park itself and the general area around the fossil grove was lovely to wander around on the only bright sunny day we got in Glasgow. No car park but there... More 

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A very pleasant park for an amble on a summer afternoon. However, the fossil grove is an amazing place to visit both for adults and children. Well worth a visit.

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