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The Sandyford Lodge

21 Royal Crescent
G3 7SL

Tel. 0141 332 9009
Fax. 0141 353 2143

Glasgow Parks and Gardens

Whatever your preference when it comes to visiting parks and gardens in Glasgow, you will be spoilt for choice as there are over 90 formal parks and gardens to choose from. The original meaning of Glasgow in old Gaelic is "dear green place", and that should give you an idea of the beauty of the huge selection of world-class parks and gardens in the city.

If you are looking for a large and peaceful park where you can enjoy a stroll or a good book on a park bench or beneath a tree, you should visit Kelvingrove Park on the banks of the river Kelvin. You can also take in its Museum and Art Gallery whilst there. The Botanic Gardens house many fine examples of tropical plants from all over the world, and are also home to Kibble Palace, a Victorian glasshouse that was built in 1873.

Family fun can be had in Pollock Country Park, the largest park in the city. The park also contains the eclectic Burrell Collection in Pollock House, an elegant stately home. Queen's Park in the south of the city offers a wide variety of sports and recreational activities and is also home to a number of nature walks where you can spot all sorts of wildlife. It also has a boating pond.

Tollcross Park in the heart of the East End of Glasgow has a delightful rose garden, a children's petting farm and play area, along with orienteering trails and a visitor centre. You could also take in the more unusual Glasgow Necropolis, a memorial to the patriarchs of the city and the burial place of the most eminent citizens of Victorian Glasgow. The list of parks and gardens to visit in Glasgow goes on and on - and that's without mentioning the world-famous Glasgow Green & the People's Palace.

If you are visiting Glasgow and want to enjoy the many parks and gardens in the city, then there is no better choice than to stay at the Sandyford Lodge on Royal Crescent, a mere 10 minutes' walk from the oasis of peace that is Kelvingrove Park and conveniently located for travelling around the city. We offer 19 rooms that have all been recently refurbished to a high standard. All of the rooms have private bathrooms and tea- and coffee-making facilities. The prices on offer at the Sandyford Lodge are inclusive of a choice between a continental and a cooked breakfast to start the day.

Come to Glasgow for its impressive range of parks and gardens and stay at the Sandyford Lodge where our reception team will be happy to advise you about visiting the best green parts of the city. Call us today on +44 (0) 141 332 9009 or make a booking directly through the website using the online reservations system. It won't be long before you too understand why Scotland's largest and most vibrant city was named "dear green place".