Holmwood House & Linn Park

Glasgow | Southside | Stately home & 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 Southside. 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. This is the city's second largest park, named after the attractive waterfall on the White Cart Water which runs through it, and good for a short stroll.

[Waterfall in Linn Park]

Location & info

📌 Holmwood House ★★
Netherlee Road, Cathcart, 4 mi south of George Square, Glasgow, G.R.: NS 585597 ///bend.close.ideas
Open Friday to Monday afternoons, March to late October | £7.50 adult / £5.50 child / free for National Trust for Scotland members

📌 Linn Park ★★
Off Simshill Road (also accessible from many other streets, Croftfoot, 4 mi south of George Square, Glasgow. Waterfall is at G.R.: NS 582593 ///tent.trails.daring
Always open | Free

[Cupola in the hallway at Holmwood House]


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