Pollok Country Park

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow: Address, Phone Number, Pollok Country Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Pollok Country Park
4.5
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Over 360 acres of green, this lovely park is best known for its well-kept scenic running and walking trails.
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Neighbourhood: South Side
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Whitehead118
Perth, UK14 contributions
Highland cows!
Aug 2021 • Friends
We visited the museum building and the cafe, the cafe wasn’t big but provides nice food for a quick lunch. Lovely place for a day out and we’re surprised to see highland cows too.
Written 17 October 2021
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J M
11 contributions
Beautiful Gardens & Grounds to walk around on a sunny day.
Aug 2021
We were unable to go inside the house, however our walk around the gardens and estate was lovely. Though the Highland Cows were playing hide & seek and they won!
Written 4 September 2021
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Nikki86
York, UK12 contributions
Unhelpful rude carpark staff
Aug 2021 • Family
Firstly the park itself is a nice space. Some really lovely parts like the floral displays and the greenhouses. We did enjoy the walk around with our toddler although we thought there would be much more to see and do.
My reason for a 2 star is the absolute jobsworth who "greeted" us at the entry to the car park which is apparently closed to vehicle access on weekends. We asked for an alternative and he shrugged and said anywhere thats legal and safe, not helpful to a tourist who isn't familiar with the area. Never gave directions to an alternative car park and didnt seem to care.
We eventually drove around and parked on a housing estate over the motorway near a sports club and walked over. His bad attitude really gave me a bad first impression. To say this is a public space it should be welcoming.
If they aren't willing to let the public use the car park then perhaps organise a park and ride point.
The cafe was nice enough but a little on the expensive side for what you get.
Written 28 August 2021
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Mariana Azevedo
Glasgow, UK2 contributions
Superb/fantastic park!
Jun 2021 • Solo
It's a vast and fantastic park! That's the one place that you can found Highlands cows (in between Pollok House and the park).
Written 26 July 2021
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Anonms80
Glasgow, UK6 contributions
Why make it hard to visit
Jul 2021
So we used to go as a family reglarily to visit this great park and enjoy the long walks in the grounds.
Now find we cannot access he park, in a vehicle (weekends), to use one of the many car parks.
Why? It seems to make absolutely no sense. If Glasgow parks dept, are wishing to discourage visitors, they are succeeding.
We like many visitors (from Glasgow or further afield - witnessing an Italian family struggleing with kids and pushchair walking to), now have to park up to a mile away, in a side-road, along with many others. Blocking and causing congestion - because there are no designated parking spaces. Much to the annoyance of local residents.
Because of this I would certainly not feel comfortable recommending this open green space to any visitor and or tourist.
The irony (Glasgow Parks) is that because you do not allow vehicles to park in the car parks, thus discouraging the very people who, you need to be on your side, to support you. Visitors are now parking on and around the open green fields - which before were free of vehicles - so now causing unnecessary damage banking and surrounding environment.
Well done, to whoever made this decision, to make it harder for people to visit and enjoy these facilities.
This is one visitor and his family, who will have to go elsewhere, as we cannot continue to struggle, with all the inconvenience, to visit this park.
Written 26 July 2021
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Denis L
Falkirk, UK4 contributions
A scenic park for a stroll
May 2021
Do a 5k here weekly, nice scenery and gardens good place to sit after a run if weather is nice. Pollock House has a Victorian style cafe in the basement, if weather is not so good after a run, this is a good place to go for a coffee and bite to eat.
Written 16 May 2021
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Gayle L
1 contribution
Avoid snack van
Apr 2021 • Family
While the park itself is very good and I visit often I feel the snack van’s pricing is daylight robbery. £2.50 for a bottle of coke! Wouldn’t mind so much but the woman’s attitude is terrible and heard her shouting at kids yesterday telling them not to come back. Shocking
Written 13 April 2021
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Dennis Smalley
Glasgow, UK2,960 contributions
Maxwell's Golden Hammer
Mar 2021 • Friends
This is Glasgow's biggest park. It is still beautiful but is currently suffering from neglect.The stables area leading to the River Cart weir and mill is closed off by serious fencing. The area is in a bad state of decay and has been for some time This is disgraceful. Post covid, this will once again be visited by many people from overseas who through tourism, generate much needed money for our beleaguered city. Please get it sorted.
There is so much to see. Sir John Stirling Maxwell's amazing mansion built 1752 The rustic bridge over the River Cart, the river weir, the extensive gardens and endless walking paths and the famous Highland cattle which were hiding( I hope) on this visit.. Unfortunately the house is closed for visits under current covid restrictions..
Written 8 March 2021
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Scotlandmac
Glasgow, UK10,502 contributions
Otters and Kingfishers in a true country setting
Jan 2021
I honestly don't know what we would have done without Pollok Park nearby during the various lockdowns.It has literally been a breath of fresh air - a lovely river walk, Pollok House's grandeur above the old stone bridge, lovely woodlands, formal and informal gardens , the Highland cattle.
It is well named as a 'country' park because it really does feel like that in the heart of the city's southside.
I actually saw 2 otters for the first time , hunting in the river near the stable block.We regularly see kingfishers flitting down the river too and goosanders.
Roe deer live in the park too.
The Victorian Kitchen and the Pollok Tennis Club are doing well also, to offer a take-away service during lockdown - usually both have long queues so nice to see them being supported.
The park always feels very safe as it is so well used by friendly folk and dog walkers.
No wonder it got the accolade of 'Europe's Best Park.'
Written 5 January 2021
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Sharlatte Rex
3 contributions
Best place in the town.
Nov 2020
This is the best place in the town to pass YOUR time. This pace is full of green. Which is my favourite colour. It’s also a very quite and calm place.
Written 14 November 2020
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