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.
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
Public transport: Train (Bridgeton), 500 metres; bus, 300 metres