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’s Santa Dash

10th December 2023

The annual Glasgow Council Santa Dash will set off from Glasgow Green on Sunday 10th December, with thousands of people dressed as Santa taking on the 5k course for charity!


The Glasgow 5k, 10k and Half Marathon Winter Warmer Run

4th February 2024

The Fix Events are back on Sunday 4th February with their Glasgow 5k, 10k and Half Marathon Winter Warmer Run!



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!


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