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Kelvingrove Park

  • Bounded by Sauchiehall St., Woodlands Rd., and Kelvin Way Map It
  • West End
  • Park/Playground

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

A peaceful retreat, the park was purchased by the city in 1852 and takes its name from the River Kelvin, which flows through it. Among the numerous statues of prominent Glaswegians is one of Lord Kelvin (1824–1907), the Scottish mathematician and physicist who pioneered a great deal of work in electricity. The shady park has a massive fountain commemorating a lord provost of Glasgow from the 1870s, a duck pond, two playgrounds, and a skateboard park. The An Clachan café beside the children's play area is an excellent daytime eatery and a boon to parents looking for a refuge. The park also contains the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, originally built for a 1901 exhibition. The public bowling greens were renovated for the Commonwealth Games and are free, as are the tennis courts


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Bounded by Sauchiehall St., Woodlands Rd., and Kelvin Way, Glasgow, Glasgow City, G12 8NR, Scotland

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Published 05/04/2017


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