Exploring the parks and gardens of Glasgow

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You definitely can’t boast of having seen the best parts of Britain if you haven’t been to Glasgow. It is the largest city in Scotland and the fourth largest in the whole of the UK. It is also known as an important cultural centre. Parks and gardens of Glasgow, its traditions and festivals are famous throughout the world. After all, Glasgow is very different from many of the major tourist centres in the UK and Europe in general.

If you came to this magical city to study and have already found a reasonable student accommodation Glasgow, then it’s the right time to start exploring green spaces of the city. There are more than 70 parks in Glasgow and its surrounding area! You will hardly have time to visit all of them, but at least try to visit as many as possible of the wonderful parks in the city.

For example, Tripadvisor visitors strongly recommend visiting Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow Green, Linn Park and magnificent Botanic Gardens with their amazing Kibble Palace glass and dazzling collection of flowers. These beautiful places are often shown by the BBC.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens have a special place among the attractions of this beautiful and ancient city. They are famous for great collections of tropical orchids, ferns and begonias. The main highlight of the gardens is the Kibble Palace – a glass greenhouse decorated with marble statues.

The oldest park of the city – Glasgow Green – has begun its history as far back as the fifteenth century, when this land was given over to public use. Currently, the park is a large recreational area. In addition to historical sites, it includes playgrounds and sports grounds, winter garden, and football field. This place is often used for various activities, including the world-famous Bagpipe Festival. This park is attractive for tourists because it allows you to feel the atmosphere of life of modern city dwellers and learn more about their leisure time and hobbies.

Queen’s Park – named in honor of Mary Queen of Scots – was opened in 1857. It provides a variety of opportunities for recreation (its territory is full of playgrounds, cafes and bars, picnic areas and so on).

In general, Glasgow is a wonderful combination of rich ancient history, industrial progress and culture. This place is sure to please everyone who has come here to explore its extraordinary beautiful parks and gardens.

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