About Paul P
Lives in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Since Nov 2009
35-49 year old male
I was born in London and moved to Morocco when I was several months old and spent the first few years of my life there. I have lived in France, Italy and spent a lot of time in Spain laterally Málaga in Andalucía almost a year prior to living in Edinburgh; where I have been living since 2000 and truly believe it's one of the most stunning, amazing cities to live in. I am a passionate traveller. I love exploring all parts of the world and enjoy walking round cities, trekking through mountains and have been to some weird and wonderful corners of the globe! My favourite and most visited destinations are Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Rome Málaga and Seville.
Historic Sites, Parks
An oasis of tranquility on the city's east end, Glasgow Green is the oldest park in Glasgow. A gift from Bishop Turnbull in 1450, it was the only green public space for centuries, and it is said that the Glasgow Rangers football team originated here in the 19th century. Today, the peaceful park is a lovely place to spend a few hours of quiet time.
Situated inside Victoria Park, the Fossil Grove is home to incredible fossilised trees that are 350-million years old — that's twice as old as dinosaurs!). This is a fascinating place to visit, and to imagine Glasgow when it was covered in swampy forests.
These beautiful gardens in Glasgow's west end offer a huge variety of plants and flowers to explore. Kibble Palace, the Victorian glass house, is stunning and replicates various different climates, each featuring a range of interesting and exotic plants and flowers.
Situated by the River Kelvin, Kelvingrove Park is a classic Victorian park home to plenty of wildlife, beautiful flowers, a lovely duck pond, and a children's playground. Whether you stroll through the gardens, play a game of tennis, or sit with a picnic, this is a great place to leave the hustle and bustle of the city far behind you.
Within its 203 acres, Glasgow's second largest park packs everything from grassland to coniferous woodland, scrub land to riverbanks. In addition to meandering trails to explore, Linn Park features a beautiful waterfall, two playgrounds, an orienteering course, and an 18-hole golf course.
Perched on a rocky hill behind Glasgow Cathedral, The Necropolis is a beautiful Victorian cemetery modeled on Paris's Père Lachaise. The stunning grounds lend a sense of serenity, and many of the ornate tombs and monuments were designed by famous local architects, such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson.