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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Fossil Grove, located within Glasgow's Victoria Park, houses the fossilized...

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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A lovely size of pond for toddlers to walk round

As a regular user of this park I've found the pros to be: 1 lovely size of pond for little one to walk round. 2 toilets are usually spotless. 3 there is usually an ice cream van... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a regular user of this park I've found the pros to be: 1 lovely size of pond for little one to walk round. 2 toilets are usually spotless. 3 there is usually an ice cream van to hand for cold drinks and snacks. 4 childrens playpark is one of the best I've been too. Toddlers area is seperatle from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is my local park, I can almost see it from my house! Quite a lot has changed here recently. The children's play area has been newly done, and they have restored the original Victorian gates and clock. By far the best for me though, are the newly re-surfaced tennis courts, basketball courts, and 9 hole putting green, which is... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Victoria park is a very well kept park & a pleasure to walk around, as was the fossil grove. Very disappointed to find that the fossilised trees are now only open at the weekends. I had looked forward to seeing them for a few years. I tried phoning Glasgow park departments several times to check opening but never got the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Well done to Glasgow for the way they upkeep parks and keep the entry free. I've paid into parks abroad that don't have a fraction of the greenery, flowers or birds. Go for a walk around the pond or the rock garden area or to the fossil grove (although I'm not a fan of that part). You can play with... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Been coming here since I was a kid & have always loved it, the fields, flower beds, park & fossil grove are all lovely. The pond however, could be better maintained.

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Thank Roìsaìn M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

this is my local park and it has an abundance to offer the surrounding community's. when the weather is great the park is at its fullest and does not disappoint, tho it would be cool to see the boats out on the water again like I used to see every summer when I was a child. it has a full... More 

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Uplawmoor, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

So disappointed. Made a special trip to see the Fossil Grove at Victoria Park, after having checked opening times on the internet, only to find it is closed until further notice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Good park to walk around and the fossil grove is the remains of an ancient fossilised forest which were discovered in a quarry that was being excavated. Thankfully someone realised what it was and preserved this unique thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

First snow day of 2016! Gorgeous walk but Be sure to visit the back of the park (near the tennis bit??) where the first few photos were taken!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Amazing park with play area for kids, ponds and so much wild life to take in. The fossil grove was closed when we visited therefore cannot comment on it, but we were greatly surprised to come across two ring necked parakeets while visiting the park. This is a must visit park, you will not be disappointed .

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