Kelvingrove Park

Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow: Hours, Address, Kelvingrove Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Kelvingrove Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Paul Legate
St Ives, UK20,064 contributions
Solo
Kelvingrove Park is a 85 acre park located in the West End of Glasgow and was created in 1852, it was originally known as the West End Park. The River Kelvin flows through the park before it joins the River Clyde. There are many attractions to be seen in the Park including The Stewart Memorial Fountain, the Lord Frederick Sleigh Roberts Monument as well as other statues, a bandstand, and bowling and croquet greens. I have been to Kelvingrove Park a number of times in the past. On my most recent visit I got the Subway train to Kelvinbridge station and walked from there into the park. It is a beautifully landscaped space and extremely well maintained and is somewhere that should be explored on a visit to Glasgow.
Written January 18, 2021
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Dennis Smalley
Glasgow, UK2,966 contributions
Friends
I had recently avoided the park because of crowd disturbances but today, although very busy , Kelvingrove was a joy to visit again. Born in 1852. Glasgow corporation paid nearly £100,000 for the land rights. Worth approx 11 Million in this modern age.
The park sits dead centre of west end splendour and toffee nosed Hyndland accents and is surrounded by great institutions such as Glasgow University, The Hunterian museum,Glasgows oldest. The Magnificent Art galleries and the stunning architecture of Park Circus. It is twice blessed with water features having an interesting pond and of course the river Kelvin running through the park like a life giving artery. Well worth a visit on a sunny day now that we have been partially released from the covid chains that have bound us for so long.
Written May 1, 2021
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AndrewYew
Singapore, Singapore4,708 contributions
This is a nice park to relax and hang around especially on a sunny day. Many people were having picnics there. Can combine a visit to the university or the museum. There is also a very nice Polish restaurant U Jarka, near the Park in the Sikorski Polish Club.
Written July 24, 2022
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ScottishTemplar
Edinburgh, UK1,708 contributions
Solo
This is a nice, large park which links Kelvingrove Museum to Glasgow University. It was pleasant to walk around. Maybe I was here at the wrong time but the vegetation was quite overgrown in the areas I walked around. Also the pavilion was covered in graffiti. So not as nice as I could be.
Written August 7, 2021
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terrysingh
Tonbridge, UK73 contributions
Lots of events on in the park. Some near the fountain, some in The Bandstand. A large kids playground is at this end.
At south end is the Art Gallery, looks at its best coming from the park. Also a range of restaurants such as Mother India and lots of pubs and coffee places on the Finnieston Strip. Easy to get a takeaway and enjoy it al fresco.
Halfway up is Inn Deep pub and the restaurants of Gibson Street and Great Western Road.
North end is Botanic Gardens.
The Kelvin walkway goes on up to the Arboretum and eventually meets the Forth and Clyde Canal.
Written July 8, 2022
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shirley M
Stirling, UK627 contributions
Family
Went here after being at the museum. Nice park to walk round. Grandkids liked the swing park.
Lots of beaches to sit. Plenty of squirrels to see.
There was an icecream van which was a we bonus for the Grandkids. Prices were OK.
Worth a we visit
Written August 13, 2021
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Malgorzata
11,263 contributions
A very nice clean and well-kept park. Kelvingrove Park was originally created as the West End Park in 1852. The park covers 34 hectares and is situated in Glasgow's West End. It is straddled by the Kelvin River shortly before the river reaches Clyde. The park itself is very nice, the University of Glasgow is at the very top. Two playgrounds, a lot of greenery and bicycle paths. Very good for a walk or jogging. A must visit place in Glasgow city.
Written October 27, 2020
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Laurence B
Aberdeen, UK4,344 contributions
Family
A lovely park which is well maintained. Good walk for all and a nice ducks pond to see some wildlife too.
Written April 11, 2019
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Tom T
27 contributions
Very clean. Very open. River sights and sounds. Close to museum and university. Not oodles of benches though.
Written September 21, 2019
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Pedro de Pedra
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1,098 contributions
Good for a walk, sit, hang out, relax, play, skate and/or sport in good weather. Near the university paths become a bit more inclined, but all easy to walk. Very popular with students.
Written September 20, 2019
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