Park District and Garnethill

Glasgow Walks: Park District and Garnethill

This walk takes you to the north west of the City Centre of Glasgow and across the M8 Motorway that cuts through the city. We'll take you over to the stunning Park Circus and into Kelvingrove Park (where your Student Tours Scotland guide spent many summers hanging out with friends) - a haven of peace in the West Side of the City Centre. Afterwards we'll head back towards the City Centre and into Garnethill - a small village hidden away behind the busy shopping district.

Photos from previous "Park District" Tours

November 2012: HERE

July 2013: HERE

Kelvingrove Park

Glasgow is home to over one hundred parks and gardens (Student Tours Scotland has been to most of them). Kelvingrove Park in the West Side of the City Centre is one of the largest and most treasured of all the green spaces in the city. Hundreds of citizens use it's grounds each day - growing to thousands on a sunny day. The River Kelvin cuts through the park offering some great walks and the views from the top of the park are some of the best in Glasgow. 

Park Circus and District

Student Tours Scotland enjoys nothing more than taking you to the less well known areas of the city. Park Circus is a great example of the fantastic architecture hiding all over the City of Glasgow. Featuring some of the most luxurious real estate in the area it is also home to the marriage suites for civil ceremonies. Don't expect to get to stand on the grass park in the middle of the circus though - it's for residents only.

Garnethill - A Village Behind Sauchiehall Street

Glasgow City is essentially a great number of villages that have all been absorbed into the city over time. Garnethill is one of the few that physically feels like a village. Despite being so close to the city centre you get a sense of isolation which is often hard to find in Glasgow. Student Tours Scotland will take you around some of the hidden sites around the village itself.


The golden rule with every Student Tours Scotland trip is to have fun. No exceptions. To do this you will need to take some information into account. Remember that Scotland has ‘interesting’ weather. It can be beautifully sunny one minute and then raining the next. It can be cold in the morning but warm in the afternoon. Every day is different. You need to be prepared. Always dress for the rain and the cold. Wear good shoes or at least a pair you are comfortable in. You can always leave things on the coach if the weather allows.

Remember your camera. The scenery in Scotland is among the most beautiful in the world. You won’t want to miss out on those precious memories.

If you have a smartphone or device with internet access remember to bring it with you. There will be social media competitions along the way.

Most importantly stay safe. Listen to your guide. You are responsible for keeping yourself safe when out and about. If you follow the advice and signs then you will be sure to have fun.