WHERE IS IT: North west of the city centre in the Possil area, just up the hill from Partick’s Firhill Stadium on Firhill Road
Offering possibly the best panoramic view of the entire city, the small hillock at the top of Ruchill Park is worth the climb alone.
The park is near the University of Glasgow’s Garscube student accommodation and is frequented by student joggers and dog walkers. It was bought by the City in 1892 for the sum of £35,000 and is named after the country mansion it once belonged to. At that time, it was the only park available to residents in the north-west of the city.
Although it has many rose beds and trees, the park is relatively plain. The standout feature is the vantage point at the foot of a large flag pole, and it is possible to not only see the various surrounding hills but also to spot planes taking off and landing at Glasgow International Airport.
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