Kelvingrove Park
Kelvingrove Park
4.5
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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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Jón Örn G
    Iceland186 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice park with areas to relax and enjoy the weather.
    A lovely day out in a great weather was just what was needed. Although we loved how the garden was left a bit wild and grass could have been cut in some areas and just a few more benches would have been perfect. There is a nice little café and there was an ice cream truck, fantastic.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 30, 2023
  • Rambling_Giant
    Glasgow, United Kingdom779 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Park Life …..
    A thoroughly enjoyable Sunday afternoon spent with my family, basking in the sunshine while enjoying our picnic. Location wise, the park sits south of Hillhead and Woodlands - a short walk from the OVO Hydro as well. We parked on one of the side streets near Kelvin Hall - plenty of spaces, even on a busy day (pay attention to parking restrictions). We wandered along to the grassy area south of the Stewart Memorial Fountain and sat there for a while. The place was mobbed, but at no point did it defer from a friendly, family atmosphere. We done a loop around the grounds, taking in the park next to the ‘An Clachan Café’ and ending up at the amphitheatre, where we watched part of a ‘Pitch Perfect’ style gig. The whole area was massive and we only touched a fraction of it, in the two hours we were there. In the end, the heat was getting the better of the boys so we headed for the car to get home. Certainly a place we’d visit again, maybe next time picking a cooler day. Impressed by the surrounding eating establishments as well, so definitely keen to explore them!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Dave C
    Illinois1,676 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great getaway in nearly the heart of Glasgow
    I found this park on a vacation when I needed an "easy to get to" place to get to from downtown Glasgow; yet wanted to feel like I "got away from the city". There is SO much here: wooded trails, skate park, a playground, bandstand, monuments, duck pond, tennis courts, and the art museum. I spent nearly 2 hours wandering around and covered 4 miles (with stops) and didn't quite see all of it.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Chloe Wright
    Bristol, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place, suitable for all ages
    Amazing space in the centre of the city. We visited the Museum and had a quick visit to the Arts Centre (Clip and Climb). The park offers great views of Glasgow’s architecture, as well as gives access to green spaces. And the weather was absolutely gorgeous. Will definitely be visiting again. There is ample parking around the park, although we found it to be a bit expensive (£5.20 for 2 hours)
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 8, 2024
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Dave C
Illinois1,676 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I found this park on a vacation when I needed an "easy to get to" place to get to from downtown Glasgow; yet wanted to feel like I "got away from the city". There is SO much here: wooded trails, skate park, a playground, bandstand, monuments, duck pond, tennis courts, and the art museum. I spent nearly 2 hours wandering around and covered 4 miles (with stops) and didn't quite see all of it.
Written July 29, 2023
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Chloe Wright
Bristol, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Amazing space in the centre of the city. We visited the Museum and had a quick visit to the Arts Centre (Clip and Climb). The park offers great views of Glasgow’s architecture, as well as gives access to green spaces. And the weather was absolutely gorgeous. Will definitely be visiting again. There is ample parking around the park, although we found it to be a bit expensive (£5.20 for 2 hours)
Written January 8, 2024
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Dennis Smalley
Glasgow, UK3,234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • 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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ScottishTemplar
Edinburgh, UK1,747 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • 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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Andrew Y
Singapore, Singapore4,882 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
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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terrysingh
Tonbridge, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
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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Malgorzata
12,091 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
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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shirley M
Stirling, UK734 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • 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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Jón Örn G
Iceland186 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
A lovely day out in a great weather was just what was needed. Although we loved how the garden was left a bit wild and grass could have been cut in some areas and just a few more benches would have been perfect. There is a nice little café and there was an ice cream truck, fantastic.
Written May 30, 2023
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Laurence B
Aberdeen, UK4,334 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • 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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