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Key Info

6 Professors' Square

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Parks and Gardens, Free Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
4.3

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  • 5.0Value
  • 2.5Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

If you're planning to spend an afternoon at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, you should also allot some time for lounging in the lush, 85-acre Kelvingrove Park. You can walk along the River Kelvin, which meanders through the park, or stroll by the duck pond and numerous monuments before stopping by the park's open-air theater to see if any performances are being held. The park's facilities include lawn bowling greens, tennis courts and a skate park, among other amenities. It also hosts numerous seasonal events, including concerts in its bandshell.

Recent travelers highly enjoyed this park for its variety of things to do, and its proximity to the university makes it popular with students. What's more, reviewers applauded its clean facilities and peaceful atmosphere.

The park is accessible 24/7 free of charge. For more information, visit the Glasgow City Council website.

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#1 The Burrell Collection

Travelers express astonishment at this museum's near pitch-perfection. The Burrell Collection's glass walls not only encase a variety of objects and artworks, but they also usher in the surrounding woodlands. In the collection, donated by the late millionaire Sir William Burrell, you'll find everything from Chinese ceramics to Rodin sculptures to more than 20 Degas paintings. After you've had your fill of the museum, you can wander around the surrounding Pollok Country Park.

Under normal circumstances, the Burrell Collection can be viewed for free. Travelers highly recommend you take advantage of this steal, saying the museum's variety of art and its milieu are beyond compare. However, in 2018, the museum temporarily closed for a major overhaul and is expected to reopen in the spring of 2021. During the renovation, tourists can visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which is hosting a series of free exhibits that highlight different items in the Burrell's collection.

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