Wander through this tranquil urban park and admire Kibble Palace, dating back to 1873 to provide Glasgow University's botany students with hot-house plants. The domed glasshouse and statues are attractive and hard to miss. If you're there before 4.30p, take the opportunity to look around the glasshouses and study their stunning collection of orchids and rare tropical plants. Children seem to enjoy the huge exotic cacti in particular. In summer, locals and tourists alike flock here for picnics and sunbathing on the lawns. You can also take a walk along the riverside and watch the squirrels. The Glasgow Botanic Gardens is a great place to spend a day outside when the weather is favorable.
Welcome to a wonderful slice of the countryside just outside the city center that you can wander peacefully. This is a large park in the south of Glasgow and home to a huge array of birds and small animals. Woodland walks and meadow trails make lovely afternoon pursuits and if you wander along the riverside you may catch a glimpse of an otter or mink. The stunning gardens were created by Sir John Stirling Maxwell and offer a more formal vision of natural beauty. Don't miss the herd of Highland cattle, shire-horses, the Burrell Collection and Pollok House. Park rangers run guided tours through the grounds at various times. There is also a mountain biking circuit.
Opened in 1898 by the Earl of Rosebery, this handsome edifice has been standing in Glasgow Green as a strong cultural symbol. The former cultural center for the East Enders, People's Palace showcases the story of Glasgow and Glaswegians from the 17th Century through the 20th Century. Pictorials, audio-visuals, artifacts and stories bring life to the chronicles of Glasgow's people and its storied history. Comedian Billy Connolly's Banana Boots are among the most famous displays at this repository. The museum's premises brim with their own charm, featuring elements like the impressive ceramic fountain, the Doulton Fountain, which is set in the front of this building. The adjacent Victorian glasshouse, also known as the Winter Gardens, attracts as much attention.
Glasgow Green became a public park in 1857, after centuries of tumultuous functionality. Home to the People's Palace and Winter Gardens, and adjacent to the beautiful Templeton's Carpet Factory, the green has a marvelous history. As one of Scotland's oldest parks, it has seen its share of political agitation, executions, gang fights and other excitement over the years, but now serves mainly as an ample space for leisure and quiet reflection. The park is also used as a venue for demonstrations and special events, such as the Gig on the Green. Many famous local and national dignitaries are commemorated here by sculptures and memorials, such as the McLellan Arch, the Doulton, Collins and James Martin Fountains and the Nelson Monument.
Set in the attractive Pollok Country Park, this 18th-century Palladian mansion houses the Stirling Maxwell collection of paintings. 16th and 17th-century art by El Greco, Murillo, William Blake and Goya hang in the museum, whilst 18th- and 19th-century artifacts and furniture can also be viewed. Afterward, you can wander around the beautifully tended gardens, enjoy a snack in the restaurant and browse in the gift shop.
This suburban park lies quite far to the south-west of the city center. Formal gardens, woodland walks and attractive greenery surround a charming Georgian house, which was built in 1764 for a local merchant and is now home to offices of the National Trust for Scotland. The walled garden covers two and a half acres and is a lovely place to stroll on a sunny day. They also have a special demonstration garden which features a variety of plants and landscaping designs to inspire would be horticulturalists.
Irvine is a lovely town located in North Ayshire and has many historical sites which are of great importance. There have been traces of middle age and Mesolithic habitations in Irvine. This town have been home to many famous personalities. The present day town has many tourist attractions and is the largest settlement in the council.
Flanders Moss is a natural raised bog that is a designated area of conservation and a natural heritage site. The site is the largest of its kind in Europe and is a rich habitat for wildlife and birds. The Reserve has a viewing tower, where you can climb and enjoy a panoramic view of the entire bog. It also has a small trail running through the side in case you fell adventurous and has a small picnic area. The path spreads to 900 meters (2952.76 feet) and gives a beautiful view of the moss carpets.
Home to the arresting Wallace Monument, Abbey Craig is found to the north end of Stirling. It remains a part of a steep intrusion of dolerite and quartz called Striling Sill. Wallace Monument's headquarters were located Abbey Craig during the Stirling Bridge battle fought in the year 1297. The hillock also had a significant part to play in the Early Medieval era. Various archaeological excavations have revealed forts and ramparts existing here which were ravaged by fire and battles.
Among the list of islands on the Loch Lomond belt, the avenue of Clairinsh attracts immense attention of the tourists and locals alike. The island has no living population and is a popular destination for canoeing. The highest elevation of the island is at a mere 13 meters (42.65 feet) and it spreads 0.45 kilometers (0.28 miles) in length. Uniquely, the island resembles a fish if overlooked from a height. The local authority of the island is Stirling.
The region of Loch Lomond is renowned for islands and the Inchtavannach undoubtedly stands out. One of the most distinguishing factors of this island avenue is that it is comparatively way too larger in size than the most islands that lie in its vicinity. The name refers itself as an island of the Monk's House. The island elevates itself at a highest point that lies at 286 feet (86 meters). The mammoth island spreads over a magnificent 70 hectares (172.98 acres) of land cover.
Inchconnachan stands as one of the prime island avenues in the island filled region of the massive Loch Lomond. The island is distinguished from most other avenues in the region, especially due to the stellar wildlife that it swanks of. It is moreover renowned for the presence of wallabies. Even today, a range of wallabies roam around on the island freely. An array of boats is seen mooring at the island too.