Are you looking for a peaceful yet fascinating day out in Glasgow? Well then, look no further than Pollok House in Pollok Country Park in the southside of Glasgow. This house is hugely important in the preservation of Scotland’s historical sites, as this is where the National Trust for Scotland was founded back in 1931. This beautiful building was owned by the Maxwell family for generations, with the first recorded house on the site, reportedly built in the 18th century!
Where can I find Pollok House?
Although, the house has been renovated and extended throughout the years, most notably in the 20th century. This has not affected the preservation of the 17th-century areas and the overall aesthetic of the house. Upon visiting the house, visitors can feast their eyes on the prized possessions of William Stirling Maxwell. These are his perfectly preserved collections of Spanish paintings and artwork. The house has been awarded a Silver Green Tourism Badge, along with being recognised by the Scottish Tourist Board. The house is open from 10am to 4pm, and the gardens and tearooms open at the same times daily. Adult admission to the house starts at £8.50, with concession tickets starting at £6. So what are you waiting for? Make your way down to Pollok Country Park and visit the famous home of the Maxwell family!
- Tearoom and Cafe.
- Picnic areas.