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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
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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Fossils live!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Douglas W
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
53 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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122 reviews 122 reviews
42 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
50 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Nice park located near to the Clyde tunnel. The park itself is reasonably kept but can be spoiled in areas by litter. The fossil grove is good and unique where you can see 300 million year old trees and the type of insects that lived amongst them.

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hamilton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This old quarry in the west end of Glasgow houses a uniquely preserved fossilised forest. Unbelievable and rarely visited. Last time I went it was 50p it's probably free now!

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Tucson, Arizona
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21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I was amazed to find this with a friend and also surprised that so many local had never heard of it. A must if you are interested in old (I mean prehistoric age) things and a must for children to experience. That the city of Glasgow made such an effort to preserve and protect these 11 fossilized tree trunks was... More 

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United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
33 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I am thrilled we persevered with the erratic FirstBus '4' service to get here. (The info on Firstbus own website and on their own bus map - as well as info the tourist info centre has is all wrong....in terms of bus stops it stops at, timings and prices!) Anyway in spite of all that we were so very glad... More 

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Glasgow
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

I absolutely love this park and come from the south side of Glasgow over to here with my 2 year old as its a great park however today I was really dissapointed. The kids area is a mess with broken equipment and it hedges maze has been left unattended and the hedges all in need of care. The bells were... More 

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Clydebank, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Nice walk and play area for the kids. Although it was busy the kids still enjoyed themselves as there was plenty to do.

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