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Green Glasgow: The City’s Outdoor Attractions

Despite being Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow has some wonderful outdoor spaces to enjoy in the elusive sunny weather.

While Glasgow is well known for its museums, including the vast Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, when the sun is shining you need to make the most of it and seek out Glasgow’s green spaces where flora and fauna flourish.

When browsing Glasgow hotels, you can choose to stay either centrally, in the heart of the action, or a little further out in a quieter location. Both have their distinct advantages, it’s just a matter of choosing what’s right for you.

Staying centrally means that all of Glasgow’s attractions should be within walking distance, and you’ll be right in the thick of the action come nightfall. If, however, you prefer to relax in peace and quiet after a day of sightseeing, you may prefer to choose a hotel in a quieter location with good transport links into the heart of city.

So, should you be lucky enough to have the chance to enjoy Glasgow in the sunshine, where should you head?

Pollock Country Park

Pollock Country Park makes a wonderful day out, with over 360 acres of green space, including many scenic running and walking trails. Perfect for those who want to stay active during their trip but don’t want to venture too far from the city centre.

For something completely different, the Necropolis offers an unusually mesmerising experience. A stunning cemetery known as Glasgow’s Victorian City of the Dead, this is, in fact, one of the most significant cemeteries in Europe, with many important memorials and tombs – the final resting places of some of Glasgow’s most renowned citizens.


If visiting a cemetery doesn’t sound like quite your cup of tea, head to the Botanic Gardens instead. Home to the huge greenhouse that is Kibble Palace, where most of the park’s botanical collection is housed, the Botanic Gardens are the green lung of Glasgow’s West End.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens




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