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Victoria Park and Fossil Grove

Address: Victoria Park Drive | Whiteinch, Glasgow G14 1BN, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-950-1448
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Ranked #54 of 133 Activities in Glasgow
Type: Parks, Amusement
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
49 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
29 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Dumbarton
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

This park just has to be seen to be believed. Everyone has their own view of what it is like. I walked through in what passed for our summer (it was raining again) & the different colours & scents were magic.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Summer weather brilliant . pond ice cream parks adventures something for everyone paths , beautiful grass to sun bathe benches for picnics or just a chat with friends

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