Fossil Grove

Glasgow | West End | Fossilised trees | ★★

[Fossil Grove]

In the dappled shade of a popular urban park lies what is often referred to as Glasgow's most ancient visitor attraction. Fossil Grove comprises 9 fossilised tree stumps - complete with parts of their root systems - inside a slightly dilapidated building which you might otherwise mistake for public toilets within the grounds of Victoria Park. The fossils remain in situ where they were discovered in 1887 and are 325 million years old; they appear still to be in relatively good condition despite tectonic movements, World War II bombing and recent humidity issues. Finding accurate opening times has been difficult in previous years, but a new website for 2019 suggests these problems may be in the past.

[Fossil Grove (14/5/18)]

Location & info

📌 Fossil Grove ★★
West side of Victoria Park, 4 mi west of George Square, Glasgow, G.R.: NS 538673 ///cute.pets.cowboy
🚌 Victoria Park Drive South | 🚆 Jordanhill (1 mi) | 🚗 Street parking on Westland Drive
Open weekend afternoons, mid April to mid October | Free

[Fossilised tree stump]

[Fossilised tree stumps]


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