The clip clop of impressive Clydesdale horses trotting along the riverside, Highland cattle roaming the fields, a grand country house with perfectly groomed lawns and gardens. Pollok Country Park makes you feel not only as if you have been transported out of the city but in some parts back in time.
With ducks floating down the river and the fragrant aromas from the herb garden wafting in the air, it is hard to believe you are only 3 miles from Glasgow city centre and even closer to it's busiest motorway.
Glasgow translates from Gaelic as 'Dear Green Place' and with over 90 parks and gardens you never have to look far if you need a retreat from the hustle and bustle. If you head to the southside you will find two of the best historic and cultural attractions in Glasgow set in the city's only country park which also happens to be it's biggest.
If you want to find some of Glasgow's latest works of art then you just have to take a walk around the streets. In an attempt to rejuvenate neglected areas of the city, some giant sized murals are taking over buildings, walls and bridges.
Glasgow has always been well known as a city that loves art, design and architecture and it finally seems to have embraced the original beauty that can be created by street art.
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