Alexandra Park

Things to do in Glasgow | Alexandra Park

It’s not hard to see why this park is popular with locals. If you take a trip to Alexandra Park you’ll find a mixture of formal gardens, flower beds and open green spaces, as well as plenty of leisure and recreation facilities. Head to the top of the park and you’ll be rewarded with impressive views of Ben Lomond and the Tinto Hills. Whatever you’re going to Alexandra Park for, get your visit off to a great start by staying in a nearby Premier Inn.

Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park

Essential information

Since opening in 1870, the park has become packed to the brim with things to do. Play a game of bowls on the green, head out for a round of golf, take your mountain bike for a ride or keep the kids busy in one of the playgrounds. The choice is yours!

Whether you’re approaching from the north, south, east or west, you’ll find a map of the park near your entrance. As well as pointing out the different areas of the park, the map highlights all the facilities, including the office, café and public toilets.

Although there are areas of uneven surface, you’ll find paved routes throughout the park which are suitable for those with limited mobility.

Top tip

If you fancy a round of golf on your visit, be sure to check the opening times for the course so you’re not disappointed.

Eating and drinking

Whether you fancy a meal in a local café or eating al fresco, there’s plenty of choice at Alexandra Park.

Within Alexandra Park you’ll find a small café serving a range of hot and cold lunches, snacks and drinks. If you want to make the most of the park’s green spaces and great views, why not pack your own lunch and enjoy the picnic areas.

If you don’t fancy the park’s café and don’t want to bring a picnic, there are some great restaurants nearby. Head to Christine’s or Stan’s for a traditional Scottish café experience or choose from Celino’s and Pizza Port for some authentic Italian tastes.

Getting to Alexandra Park

Located in Dennistoun, to the east of Glasgow city centre, you’ll find a number of transport options that will take you to Alexandra Park.

By car
There are plenty of free car parking spaces on the street in the area around the park, so you’ll have no trouble if you're arriving by car.

By bus
You’ll find several bus stops just outside the gates of the park. Just hop on the 6, 13, 32, 38, 42, 51 or 93 and you'll arrives at the park in no time.

By train
Just around the corner from the park’s main gates you’ll find Alexandra Parade station. From here you can catch a southbound train to Glasgow Queen Street railway station every 30 minutes.

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