Glasgow Green became a public park in 1857, after centuries of tumultuous functionality. Home to the People's Palace and ... More
Glasgow Green became a public park in 1857, after centuries of tumultuous functionality. Home to the People's Palace and Winter Gardens , and adjacent to the beautiful Templeton's Carpet Factory , the green has a marvelous history. As one of Scotland's oldest parks, it has seen its share of political agitation, executions, gang fights and other excitement over the years, but now serves mainly as an ample space for leisure and quiet reflection. The park is also used as a venue for demonstrations and special events, such as the Gig on the Green. Many famous local and national dignitaries are commemorated here by sculptures and memorials, such as the McLellan Arch, the Doulton, Collins and James Martin Fountains and the Nelson Monument.
AMF Bowling has 10 pin bowling, as opposed to the more sedate green version that is so popular with older
Glaswegians. In addition to fully automatic lanes, AMF houses full size American pool tables and a selection of arcade ...
During the Victorian era, the city council refused planning permission repeatedly for this carpet factory because they didn't want to
bring the tone of the neighborhood down with such an unprestigious development. Eventually, the owner of the site gave ...
Admire the Gothic Revival style of the main campus building here, also known as the Gilbert Scott Building, in honor
of the architect responsible. The university itself was founded in 1451 by Bishop Turnbull, in the sacristy of Glasgow ...