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..Add Queens Park and other attractions to your Glasgow trip itinerary using our Glasgow trip itinerary maker.
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.
Queens Park Reviews
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 »
Plan your trip to Glasgow
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Glasgow
Side trips from Glasgow
Hidden gems in Glasgow
See all ›
See all ›
Nearby attractions in Glasgow
Plans to Queens Park by other users
60 days in Glasgow BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Glasgow BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Glasgow BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 45 days in Glasgow BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 50 days in Glasgow BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Glasgow BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium