Fossil Grove


In pretty Victoria Park, these dozen or so fossilised leptodendron stumps date from the Carboniferous period, some 320 million years ago, and are an intriguing sight. To get here, take bus 44 from the city centre.

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1. Tall Ship

1.47 MILES

The magnificent Tall Ship Glenlee, a beautiful three-master launched in 1896, is berthed alongside the Riverside Museum. On board are family-friendly…

2. Riverside Museum

1.48 MILES

This visually impressive modern museum at Glasgow Harbour owes its striking curved forms to late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. A transport museum…

3. National Library of Scotland

1.78 MILES

In Kelvin Hall, this outpost of Edinburgh's National Library of Scotland hosts a small exhibition and a digital archive of maps and audiovisual material…

4. Kelvin Hall

1.82 MILES

Opened in the 1920s as an exhibition centre, this enormous sandstone palace, renovated and reopened in 2016, is a mixed leisure-and-arts space. In…

5. Botanic Gardens

1.88 MILES

A marvellous thing about walking in here is the way the noise of Great Western Rd suddenly recedes into the background. The wooded gardens follow the…

6. Clydeside Distillery

1.89 MILES

It's great to see this old pumphouse by the Clyde being put to good use as a new malt whisky distillery run by proper whisky folk. It's an impressive set…

7. Mackintosh House

1.92 MILES

Attached to the Hunterian Art Gallery, this is a reconstruction of the first home that Charles Rennie Mackintosh bought with his wife, noted designer…

8. Hunterian Art Gallery

1.93 MILES

Across the road from the Hunterian Museum, and part of the same bequest, this art gallery incorporates Mackintosh House as well as a good selection of…