Pollok Country Park
1. VISIT THE POLLOK HOUSE
- Discover one of the Trust's most impressive properties, then take a stroll in the beautiful Pollok Country Park that surrounds it.
- Be astounded at the enormous living quarters for the staff.
- Explore a great collection of art from Spain, with works by Raeburn, Guthrie, and other well-known artists.
- In the Edwardian Kitchen café, you may enjoy some mouthwatering home baking as well as other delectable treats.
Pollok House was the start of it all in 1931. The National Trust for Scotland was formed during conversations in Pollok's cedar-panelled smoking room. The mansion is now, without a doubt, one of the most magnificent in our care.
This exquisite stately property is located on the outskirts of Glasgow, amid the lovely Pollok Country Park. The Maxwell family lived on the site for six centuries, but the major part of the current mansion was erected in the mid-18th century—an example of Georgian magnificence worthy of a Jane Austen novel.
The home was expanded in the early twentieth century, but the 18th-century features were kept in tact.
Pollok's crowning achievement is its art collection. Portraits of Spain's Habsburg kings hang alongside dramatic religious images in Sir William Stirling Maxwell's collection of Spanish art. The size of the tiled walkway downstairs reveals the magnitude of the labour required to manage this wonderful mansion. Info source.
Note: Always check the opening time before going or call 0141 616 6410.
2. Sit and relax by the beautiful waterfall surrounded by tall trees at the Pollok Country Park.
Edinburgh is a city of subtle but profound enchantment. Just a single afternoon spent exploring its steep hills, historic architecture, and vibrant restaurants, cafes, and shops will provide you with a treasure trove of fond memories to look back on.
Whether you are visiting the capital on holiday or moving here to work or study, you will probably be keen to make the most of your time in the city and experience its most unique and unforgettable attractions. Here’s a helpful list of some of the best to get you started!
Watch The Sunset from Arthur’s Seat
If you have always wanted to climb up an extinct volcano – Edinburgh gives you the opportunity to do just that. Arthur’s seat rises 251m above sea level, surrounded by the lush lawns of Holyrood Park. It’s a relatively easy climb – or cycle if you have a bike available – and the views from the top are undeniably breath-taking.
Who knows – if you relocate to Edinburgh, this majestic spot could soon become a regular favourite. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to find out more about relocating to the city, including the question of removals in Edinburgh, to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Explore The Royal Botanic Garden
Nestled on the outskirts of the New Town, The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is the perfect place to spend a sunny day, wandering through its lush glades and admiring its exotic horticultural delights, which hail from around the world.
It’s also an ideal spot to sit down with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy picturesque views of
Edinburgh itself while the wind sighs gently in the boughs overhead and you plan the next stop on your itinerary.
St. Enoch Centre is where you'll find it.
55 St Enoch Square, Glasgow, G1 4BW
Hours: Open until 10 p.m.
Phone: 0141 732 8963