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Victoria Park and Fossil Grove

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Address: Victoria Park Drive | Whiteinch, Glasgow G14 1BN, Scotland
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+44 141 950 1448
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Fossil Grove, located within Glasgow's Victoria Park, houses the fossilized...

Fossil Grove, located within Glasgow's Victoria Park, houses the fossilized remnants of an extensive ancient forest. Discovered on the site in 1887, the fossilized tree stumps are thought to be more than 300 million years old. Housed in a small corner of the attractive Victoria Park in the west of the city, the fossils are open to the public from noon til 5pm, April to September

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A nice park to spent the afternoon.

I have going her for over 40 years ...and it is still a lovely place to spend a nice afternoon. It has a great little play area for children and offers a love wander in peace... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

I have going her for over 40 years ...and it is still a lovely place to spend a nice afternoon. It has a great little play area for children and offers a love wander in peace & quiet. A great to stroll, sit and read or just watch the world go by. Just make sure you take some food for... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

If you're looking for a nature in the city, Victoria Park is the place for you, especially if it's sunny day. There's a pond in the middle of the park with swans and mallards - good for kids. And of course there's plenty of space for picnics.

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Thank Aida G
East Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Parked to the north end of the park and enjoyed a wander towards Fossil Grove. Our main objective was to spot the Ring Necked Parakeets. Our wanderings were rewarded and we watched them for 20 mins. Park offers walks, ponds and gardens. It is a little on the noisy side as the main roads surround the park. Dog walker abound.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I've taken My children and their friends to Victoria park lovely on any dry day not just in the summer time defiantly worth a visit

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Thank Mark9289
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I was there 35 yrs ago at the fossil park it has not changed looks very nice Everybody should visit the park nice day out

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Thank Shabnam H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Great Park with a pond fossil grove and mature trees easy access to the park from all sides great for dog walkers.

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Thank timba1956
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Drove pass this park and seen the swans so had to fine it. Was here on one of the sunny days we get here in scotland. Have to say didn't think it was that big. Well walking in the place was lovely and clean no rubbish at all well kept I see. Only went to fed the swans and see... More 

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Thank nilaura
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Only had time to have a short walk around one corner of the park but it seemed well kept. The main reason we visited was for the Fossil Grove. This is an incredible natural wonder where you can easily visualise a forest floor from hundreds of millions of years ago. There are very clear stumps and fallen trunks, even if... More 

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Thank inoble
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

While waiting for a car service I took a wander around this old park. A typical, pretty municipal park with a pond, formal gardens, tennis, bowling and the famous fossil grove. Unfortunately the grove is only opened at weekends😖

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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

As a regular user of this park I've found the pros to be: 1 lovely size of pond for little one to walk round. 2 toilets are usually spotless. 3 there is usually an ice cream van to hand for cold drinks and snacks. 4 childrens playpark is one of the best I've been too. Toddlers area is seperatle from... More 

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