Kelvingrove Park


On both banks of the meandering River Kelvin, a tributary of the Clyde, this West End park is popular with dog walkers, foot commuters and canoodling students from the nearby university. It hosted the 1888 and 1901 International Exhibitions; the latter saw the opening of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, the park's most notable structure.

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Nearby Glasgow attractions

1. University of Glasgow

0.19 MILES

Though founded in 1451, the city's first university has only been located here in the West End since the 1870s. Its imposing sandstone neo-Gothic main…

2. Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum


A magnificent sandstone building, this grand Victorian cathedral of culture is a fascinating and unusual museum, with a bewildering variety of exhibits…

3. Hunterian Museum


Housed in the glorious sandstone university building, which is in itself reason enough to pay a visit, this quirky museum contains the collection of…

4. Mackintosh House

0.29 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…

5. Hunterian Art Gallery


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…

6. Kelvin Hall

0.31 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…

7. National Library of Scotland

0.38 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…

8. Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum

0.61 MILES

Charts the history of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, as well as previous regiments, from 1678 to the present. The walls are dripping with exhibits,…