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Fossil Grove At Victoria Park Glasgow

June 11, 2011

Fossil Grove Victoria Park

Fossil Grove at Victoria Park is the oldest tourist attraction in Glasgow.

Fossil Grove is a 350 million year old geological formation consisting of the stumps and roots of trees which were growing at that time. It was discovered by accident in 1887 during the construction of a pathway through a disused quarry at the western end of the park.
The fossil is now designated a site of Special Scientific Interest.

There are interpretative displays. The Fossil Grove exhibit is open in summer only 12 noon – 5pm.

Visitors are able to view the remains of the fossilised forest from 1st April until 30th September each year.

Victoria Park itself was opened to the public in 1886, the year of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee
The park has a vast quantity of open parkland including a pond,walks and orienteering trails with benches to sit and relax to take in views of the city.

Located in the west end of the city Victoria Park is not far from the Argyll hotel and well worth a visit.


The Fossil Grove
Victoria Park
G14 1BN
Tel: (0) 141 287 2000


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