Glasgow suburbs

The suburbs of Glasgow are often depicted less than favourably, particularly in police series on television, but there are places worth visiting outside the centre.

Pollok Park and the Burrell Collection

Pollok Park is in the south of the city: take the train (towards either East Kilbride or Barrhead) to Pollokshaws West from the main concourse of Central station, and follow the signs. Be careful, for there is a Pollokshaws East station and also two Pollokshields stations (East and West). There is extensive parkland with Highland cattle, and a museum in the middle, holding the massive and eclectic art collection of Sir William Burrell (1861-1958). There is a chain café on the site.

Linn Park

This is a natural park in a valley to the south of the city. take the number 6 bus (towards Calderwood) from Ingram Street, just south of George Square to Linnpark Gardens. Backtrack to join the park. Follow the riverside (with the water on your right) through the park to its end at Snuff Mill Bridge (you will have passed a bridge half-way). Turn left and follow Snuff Mill Road round to the left. Turn right on Rhannan Road and follow it to Cathcart station (6 bus towards Clydebank or train to Central station). The walk is 2.3km in length.

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