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Victoria Park and Fossil Grove

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Victoria Park Drive | Whiteinch, Glasgow G14 1BN, Scotland
+44 141 950 1448
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We went for a walk on a beautiful May weekend with the children. Flowers were in full bloom and the... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Fred_BTS
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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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Saturday Walk

We walk most Saturdays at Victoria Park whilst my youngest is at Scotsoun Sports Centre doing... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Julie H
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Johnstone, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Fossil Grove, located within Glasgow's Victoria Park, houses the fossilized remnants of an extensive ancient forest. Discovered on the site in 1887, the fossilized tree stumps are thought to be more than 300 million years old. Housed in a small corner of the attractive Victoria Park in the west of the city, the fossils are open to the public from noon til 5pm, April to September
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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Victoria Park Drive | Whiteinch, Glasgow G14 1BN, Scotland
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We went for a walk on a beautiful May weekend with the children. Flowers were in full bloom and the fossilised trees (open only from 12pm! ) were great. It's a nice park, a bit overlooked by the likes of the Botanic Gardens or Pollok...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We walk most Saturdays at Victoria Park whilst my youngest is at Scotsoun Sports Centre doing gymnastics. The pond with its ducks, geese, moorhens coots and swans is always interesting to watch. Round by fossil grove is lovely in the summer months when its open...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Victoria Park is one of several parks in Glasgow and is very nice for walking around in. It features a very large pond containing a number of ducks and swans. It has a playpark for children to enjoy and features a Fossil Grove, containing a...More

Thank Craig M
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Glasgow is lucky to have so many parks and this one has the added advantage of having a grove of fossil trees, many millions of years old and accessible to anyone who wants to see them.

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Visited Victoria park today with to teenagers and a young child. Park was ok however with a huge amount of space available more could have been developed to make it a superb park i.e. Sandpit, extra trampoline type things and possibly even a permanent snack...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

what 7 year old doesn't like a park, find myself taken my young daughter her, she loves it well most of it, apart from leaving, very spacious, mostly well maintained kids play area although could do with some newer items, park is also good for...More

Thank Rab C
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Well I have a certain affinity with this park when I got married me and my wife didn't have much and many an afternoon and summer evening was spent in this lovely park there is a great boating pond the most lovely gardens and flower...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Just wanted to share that this is currently shut weekdays (says til October) , as went along today on a lovely sunny day and it was closed - other parents etc hanging round not knowing it is closed as council website doesnt state this. good...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

the Fossil Grove is a lovely little 'nook' of quietness in Victoria park. The 'stone' trees have been there for millions of years and will educate anyone into how long this earth has been around.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

I have going her for over 40 years ...and it is still a lovely place to spend a nice afternoon. It has a great little play area for children and offers a love wander in peace & quiet. A great to stroll, sit and read...More

Thank EM1Scotland
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kerry c
27 March 2018|
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Response from April0304 | Reviewed this property |
Partick would be the closest, still a bit of a walk from there.
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livi54
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Response from markski85 | Reviewed this property |
any answer Ii would give would only be a guess. maybe that's the time it is staffed until. maybe during the summer the council should look into extending the hours. if you want to put your points across to the right people... More
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