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Victoria Park and Fossil Grove

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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A typical Glasgow park. Open grassy areas. Trees. Childrens playpark which has been much improved... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
John G
via mobile
Pleasant Place For a Stroll

Victoria Park is one of several parks in Glasgow and is very nice for walking around in. It... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2017
Craig M
Stevenston, 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...more
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Victoria Park Drive | Whiteinch, Glasgow G14 1BN, Scotland
+44 141 950 1448
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

An interesting park with a great of wild birds including some ring necked parakeets! Fossil Grove is an amazing site. Its protected with a pavilion. Large grassy areas well used by dog walkers. Plenty trees flower beds with roses still blooming in November An assortment...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

I took my friend who was up from Wales to the park. We had a stroll round the park and fed the swans and ducks. We then found the Fossil Grove. The fossil area is protected in a building about the size of a house...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

A typical Glasgow park. Open grassy areas. Trees. Childrens playpark which has been much improved. Fossil grove and gardens are interesting. Have fun.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This park used to be a great place to visit, however now seems to be overflowed with rubbish and no park attendants to clear overflowing bins or keep gardens tidy. The ice cream van also may provide good ice cream but at extraordinary high prices....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank craigcoll86
Reviewed June 26, 2018

This is a disgrace to Glasgow. The fossil grove mainly closed. The old quarry and pond walk is a skeleton of former years and obviously has never been tended the way it used to be with a colourful display. What a disappointment. Some areas of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 12, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Fred_BTS
Reviewed March 3, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Julie H
Reviewed November 12, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Craig M
Reviewed October 2, 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank April0304
Reviewed September 2, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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March 27, 2018|
Response from April0304 | Reviewed this property |
Partick would be the closest, still a bit of a walk from there.
Eileen L
June 10, 2016|
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