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Pollok HousePollok House, Bellahouston, Glasgow G43 1AT, UK

Pollok House is the ancestral home of the Stirling Maxwell family. It houses a large private collection of Spanish paintings, glass, silverware, porcelain and antique furnitures. The garden of the house has a collection of over 1,000 species of rhododendrons. The garden also contain a Beech tree which is thought to be 250 years old.

Pollok Country Park0.25 KMs away from Pollok House

Pollok Country Park was named as the best park in Britain in 2007 and as the best park in Europe in 2008. Spread over 146-hectare (361-acre), it is the largest park in the city of Glasgow. The park also has a fold of Highland cattle that lives in the park.

House for an Art Lover2.18 KMs away from Pollok House

House for an Art Lover is a venue for art exhibitions and events, as well as being itself a visitor attraction. The building is situated in Bellahouston Park in Glasgow.

Crookston Castle2.49 KMs away from Pollok House

Crookston Castle is the only surviving medieval castle in Glasgow. This ruined castle was built around 1400 A.D, by the Stewarts of Darnley and it is located on a hill overlooking the small river "Lavern Water". The castle is surrounded by a defensice ring-ditch.

Scotland Street School Museum3.68 KMs away from Pollok House

Scotland Street School Museum is a museum of school education, located in a former school designed by the Scotish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The activities at the museum includes participating in Victorian classroom situation, with actors performing teachers who impose strict discipline.

Glasgow Science Centre3.73 KMs away from Pollok House

Glasgow Science Centre displays interactive exhibits that demonstrate scientific principles. It also consists of a Science Show Theatre and a Planetarium. Glasgow Science Centre is one of the most popular paid visitor attractions in Scotland.

Finnieston Crane3.97 KMs away from Pollok House

The Finnieston Crane is a giant cantilever crane that is no longer operational. The crane was commissioned in 1928 and was used for loading cargo, in particular steam locomotives, onto ships to be exported around the world. The Finnieston Crane is one of the four such cranes on the River Clyde and one of the the only eleven giant cantilever cranes remaining worldwide.

Govan Old Parish Church4.10 KMs away from Pollok House

Govan Old Parish Church was the parish church of Govan district from 6th century untill 2007. The church is no longer used for regular sunday services but it still has daily morning services and open for visitors in the afternoon. The church has an internationally significant collection of early medieval sculpture known as Govan Stones.

Riverside Museum (Glasgow Museum of Transport)4.20 KMs away from Pollok House

Location of the Glasgow Museum of Transport. It was the European Museum of the Year Award winner in 2013. The notable collections of the museum includes the oldest surviving pedal cycle, and the worlds largest collection of Scottish built cars and trucks.

Holmwood House4.20 KMs away from Pollok House

Constructed in 1858, Holmwood House is the finest and most elaborate residential villa designed by the Scottish architect Alexander "Greek" Thomson. The villa retains much of its original interior decor and it may have been influenced the works of many othor proto-modernist architects.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum4.84 KMs away from Pollok House

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of the most popular attractions in Scotland. The museum has 22 galleries that showcases a range of exhibits including Renaissance art, taxidermy and artifacts from ancient Egypt. It has one of the most notable collection of arms and armour in the world.

Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew5.08 KMs away from Pollok House

Dedicated to the patron saint of Scotland, Saint Andrew, Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew is the seat of the Archbishop of Glasgow. The cathedral was designed in 1814 in the Neo Gothic style by the 19th century prominent architect James Gillespie Graham.

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery5.33 KMs away from Pollok House

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery is the oldest museum in Scotland. The museum is owned by the University of Glasgow, and is named after William Hunter, an anatomist and collector. The museum and the gallery currently houses Hunterian Museum, Zoology Museum, Hunterian Art Gallery, and the Mackintosh House- a modern concrete building, part of the gallery-library complex.

Buchanan Street5.41 KMs away from Pollok House

Renowned for Victorian architecture, Buchanan Street is one of the main shopping streets in Glasgow. Located at the heart of Glasgow's shopping district, more upmarket shops are the highlight of Buchanan Street.

The Tenement House5.44 KMs away from Pollok House

The Tenement House is a historic house museum. The house is a flat in 1892 preserved in its condition from the early 20th century.

Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow5.44 KMs away from Pollok House

Gallery of Modern Art is the main exhibition venue for contemporary arts in Glasgow. The gallery displays works from local and international artists and offers temporary exhibitions and workshops.

George Square5.63 KMs away from Pollok House

Named after King George III, George Square is surrounded by architecturally important buildings. It is the principal civic square in the city of Glasgow, and one of the six squares in the city center. The square has a collection of important statues and monuments, and it is the venue for musical events, light shows, ceremonies, sporting celebrations, political gatherings etc..

Glasgow Green5.68 KMs away from Pollok House

Glasgow Green is the oldest park of Glasgow City. Located in the middle of the city, it contians a number of monuments, fountains and other recreational spaces.

People's Palace and Winter Gardens5.70 KMs away from Pollok House

Opened in 1898, People's Palace and Winter Gardens is a museum and glasshouse. At the time of its inception, the building was located in the most unhealthy and over crowded part of the city and it was intended to provide a cultural centre for the people. From the 1940s, it has been the museum of social history, shocasing the story of the people and the city of Glasgow from 1750 to present.

The Barras Market5.89 KMs away from Pollok House

The Barras is a major street and indoor weekend market. The market consists of both indoor and outdoor shops, and the shops here sells anything from fruits and vegetables to antiques and collectables.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens6.00 KMs away from Pollok House

Glasgow Botanic Gardens features several glassouses, the most notable of which is the Kibble Palace- a 19th-century wrought iron-framed glasshouse, covering 2137 m2. Some of the ferns living in the Kibble Palace are over 120 years old. The gardens notable has a veriety of temperate and tropical flora, a herb garden, UK's national collection of tree ferns, a rose garden among many other gardens and plants.