Things to do nearby
Situated right next to the River Kelvin, the Botanic Gardens provide a welcome break from the bustling city outwith the park. A tranquil blend of formal gardens and woodland walks, there’s also the beautiful Kibble Palace glasshouse to have a stroll in.
Kelvingrove Park is a classic Victorian parkset on the banks of the River Kelvin that houses the renowned Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, the Kelvingrove bandstand, five bowling greens, four synthetic tennis courts, three children’s play areas, outstanding riverside walks and a Skateboard park.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one that almost needs no introduction as one of the perennial favourite attractions of Glasgow’s West End. Housing one of Europe’s great art collections amongst many other great exhibitions, it’s one of the most visited museums in the United Kingdom outside of London.
The University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow has an amazing history – it’s the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world and is often ranked as one of the top universities in the world. With a huge list of famous alumni that have contributed to the university’s astounding output, it’s well worth a stroll through this historic and important institution of Glasgow. As it’s where you’ll also find the stunning Cloisters, impressive archways that have featured in several films and are often mistaken for Hogwarts School of Magic!
The Mackintosh House
The Mackintosh House replicates the interiors of 6 Florentine Terrace, the Glasgow home of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh from 1906 to 1914. Free tours run every 30 minutes.
Hunterian Art Gallery & Museum
Home to one of the largest collections outside the National Museums, The Hunterian founded in 1807 is one of the leading university museums in the world and its collections have been Recognised as a Collection of National Significance.