Holmwood House & Linn Park

[Holmwood House]

Tucked away in the glen carved by the White Cart Water is a fairly undeveloped area of attractive woodland in the middle of Glasgow's South Side. Mills grew up alongside the river and James Couper, joint owner of one of these, asked the local architect Alexander "Greek" Thomson to design a new house for him nearby. This was 1857: today Thomson is considered one of the city's most famous architects, and Holmwood House one of his finest masterpieces. Its grounds are attractive too, but a more extensive green space is around the corner at Linn Park (named after the attractive waterfall on the burn here) - good for a short stroll.

[Waterfall in Linn Park]

Name: Holmwood House ☆☆☆
Description: 19th century villa built by Alexander "Greek" Thomson: considered one of his finest buildings.
Location: Netherlee Road, Cathcart, G.R.: NS 585597 / bend closed ideas
Open (2017): Thursday to Monday, July to August; Friday to Monday afternoons, April to June & September to late October; also last weekend in October (only)
Cost (2017): £6.50 (adults), £5 (children), free for National Trust for Scotland members
Public transport: Train (Cathcart), 900 metres; bus, 200 metres

Name: Linn Park ☆☆☆
Description: Glasgow's second largest park, named after the waterfall on the White Cart Water which runs through it.
Location (waterfall): G.R.: NS 582593 / tent trails daring
Open: Always
Cost: Free
Public transport: Train (Muirend), 300 metres; bus, <200 metres

[Cupola in the hallway at Holmwood House]


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