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Queens Park, Glasgow

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Queen's Park is a park situated on the south side of the city of Glasgow, Scotland. The 60ha park lies about 2.5mi south of the city centre, and gives its name to an adjacent residential district, and the football team Queen's Park F.C..
The park was developed in the late 19th century in response to the increasing population density of Glasgow in general, and the South Side in particular, with the growth of tenement housing supplying the increased demand for middle-class homes. Victorian Glasgow took the provision of open spaces extremely seriously, with the result that parks such as Queen's Park sprang up across the city. It is surrounded by several residential city districts, mostly consisting primarily of tenements, namely Battlefield, Crosshill, Langside, Shawlands and Strathbungo. The buildings of Glasgow Victoria Infirmary hospital (both the 19th century and 21st century facilities) are also nearby.
The park was acquired in 1857 and was designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, also responsible for noted public parks in London, Liverpool, Birkenhead and the grounds of the Spa Buildings at Scarborough. The park was dedicated to the memory of Mary, Queen of Scots - Mary lost the Battle of Langside near the park.
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  • It's a handy park. We took bread for the ducks, swans and cygnets. There was a lot of pigeons too, The childrens play park was very popular. Lots of children as it's spring break . Wee trampolines.....  more »
  • This is a splendid old Victorian park which offers magnificent panoramic views in all directions. The view North from the flagpole is especially impressive with views up towards Ben Lomond. It is...  more »

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