Glasgow Green

[Winter Gardens]

Flanking the River Clyde east of central Glasgow, Glasgow Green is known as "the people's park" and is the city's oldest - first granted to residents in 1450. Monuments such as the Doulton Fountain and Nelson Monument dot the flat lawns, but it's the People's Palace and Winter Gardens which draw the eye - a grand museum and massive adjoining conservatory.

[McLennan Arch]

Name: Glasgow Green ☆☆☆
Location (Nelson Monument): By the River Clyde east of Saltmarket, G.R.: NS 658643 / estate pool online
Public transport: Train (Bridgeton), 400 metres; bus, <200 metres

Name: People's Palace and Winter Gardens ★☆☆
Description: Museum about Glaswegian life with a connected conservatory containing exotic plants.
Location: Glasgow Green, G.R.: NS 600642 / boom jazz poster
Open (2017): Tuesday to Sunday
Cost: Free
Public transport: Train (Bridgeton), 500 metres; bus, 300 metres

[Doulton Fountain]

Comments

  1. I really enjoy that the bulk of your blog posts seem to be set in rural or wilderness areas. However, it's also very nice to see occasional posts like this one that shows things of interest inside a large metro area. Thanks for including it.

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    1. Thanks Brendan! Plenty to do in Scotland's towns and cities as well - check out the other Glasgow pages if you haven't yet!

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