Glasgow Green

Glasgow Green is a popular destination and a great place to spend a day outdoors, it is easily accessible from the city centre and offers something for everyone!

Glasgow Green

About Glasgow Green

Greendyke Street, Glasgow City Centre G1 5DB
Glasgow Green Website

Glasgow Green is by far the oldest of the city's parks established in the 15th century. It is situated within walking distance of the city centre east of the Saltmarket.

It's home to a variety of attractions, including:

• The People's Palace, a museum dedicated to the history of Glasgow's working class
• The Nelson Monument, a 130-foot (40-meter) column dedicated to Admiral Lord Nelson
• The McLennan Arch, a 19th-century archway that is a popular spot for photo ops
• The Templeton Carpet Factory, a former carpet factory that is now a popular event space
• The St. Andrew's Suspension Bridge, a suspension bridge that connects Glasgow Green to the south side of the River Clyde

Glasgow Green is also a popular spot for walking, fishing, and cycling.

In addition to its historical and recreational attractions, Glasgow Green is also home to a number of events throughout the year including TRNSMT Festival and the World Pipe Band Championships.

Glasgow Green is a popular tourist destination and a great place to spend a day outdoors. It is easily accessible from the city center and offers something for everyone.

Upcoming Events at Glasgow Green

Glasgow Kiltwalk

28th April 2024

The annual Glasgow Kiltwalk is being held on Sunday 28th April, with three separate walks of different lengths across the city!


Walking and Wheeling Festival

11th May 2024

The Glasgow Walking and Wheeling Festival - which celebrates walking and wheeling and promotes active travel - will take place on Glasgow Green on Saturday 11th May!


Glasgow Race for Life

19th May 2024

Sign up now for the 2024 Cancer Research UK Race for Life Glasgow 3K, 5K or 10K on Sunday 19th May, and help the fight to beat cancer!



10th July 2024

Grammy-nominated, award-winning multi-platinum singer and songwriter Hozier will bring his Unreal Unearth Tour to Glasgow Green on Wednesday 10th July with special guests Brittany Howard & Lord Huron!


TRNSMT Festival

12th July 2024 - 14th July 2024

TRNSMT will return to Glasgow Green for its 7th year between the 12th and 14th July 2024, bringing its massive energy to the city once again!


The Glasgow 1.5k, 5k, 10k and Half Marathon MoRun

24th November 2024

Let's MOVE for Movember and make this November the biggest ever month that MoBro's, MoSista's and Mini MoRunners come together for the Glasgow 1.5k, 5k, 10k and Half Marathon MoRun!


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Woodlands Community Garden

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Woodlands Community Garden opened in 2010, occupying a site in West Prince's Street. Since then it has become an important local space where people make new friends and feel part of the community!


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Glasgow Countryside Rangers

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Located in Helensburgh, Hermitage Park is a set of formal gardens containing attractive fields, shrubbery and a fascinating old mill!


Levengrove Park

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Levengrove Park, in Dumbarton, is located on a dramatic stretch of land where the River Leven meets the estuary of the River Clyde.


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This 42 hectare (102 acres) East End public park is extremely popular with local residents and the wider community alike!


Bellahouston Park

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Holyrood Pleasure Gardens

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Baltic Street Adventure Playground

427 Baltic Street, Glasgow East End G40 3EU

Baltic Street Adventure Playground is supervised adventure playground for children from 6 to 12 years. Free to attend, Free to explore, Free to create, Free to play!


The Back Garden

The Back Garden Killearn Street, Glasgow North G22 5HY

The Back Garden is a community growing space and natural play area on land behind the Possilpark Health & Care Centre.


Hogganfield Park Local Nature Reserve

Hogganfield Park Cumbernauld Road, Glasgow North G33

Hogganfield Park Local Nature Reserve is an excellent place to see wetland birds with the main attraction being Whooper Swan in winter!

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