Queens Park


This Southside landmark was laid out in Victorian times as the city expanded; it's still a major community focus. Kids attempt to feed the ducks, who try to hold their own against the bullying gulls. Elsewhere, there's a glasshouse and pleasant views atop the hill.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Glasgow attractions

1. Hidden Gardens

0.62 MILES

Out the back of the Tramway performance space, this pretty garden has works of art but also functions as a multicultural community space.

2. Scottish Football Museum

0.79 MILES

At Hampden Park, the national stadium, this museum covers the history of the game in Scotland and the considerable influence of Scots on the world game…

3. Scotland Street School Museum

1.29 MILES

Mackintosh's Scotland Street School seems a bit forlorn these days, on a windswept industrial street with no babble of young voices filling its corridors…

4. Burrell Collection

1.48 MILES

One of Glasgow's top attractions, this outstanding museum 3 miles out of town houses everything from Chinese porcelain and medieval furniture to paintings…

5. Holmwood House

1.53 MILES

An interesting building designed by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, Holmwood House dates from 1857. Despite ongoing renovations, it's well worth a visit. Look…

6. Glasgow Green


Established by the Bishop of Glasgow in the mid-15th century, this likeable flat green space draped along the Clyde is Glasgow's oldest park. It's a venue…

7. People's Palace

1.87 MILES

Set in the city's oldest park, Glasgow Green, is the solid orange stone People's Palace. It is an impressive museum of social history, telling the story…

8. St Andrew's in the Square

1.95 MILES

This neo-classical Georgian church is quite a sight with its facade of Corinthian columns, tall slender tower and brick-edged windows. The design was…