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Fossil Grove

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Fossil Grove

Fossil Grove is an extraordinary showcase of ancient forest ruins in the middle of Victoria Park in Glasgow, unearthed in the middle of clearing work for a pathway construction in 1887. The park itself was only opened to the public the previous year, during Queen Victoriaís golden jubilee.

Estimated to be about 330 million years old, the tree stumps in Fossil Grove are remnants of an extinct plant called giant clubmoss. They grew in varying sizes; some even reached the height of 90 centimeters. The tree stumps are enshrined inside a building that also acts as refuge from the elements, which may diminish its fossilized state. The tree fossils can be viewed from April to September starting at 12 noon until 5 p.m.

Reaching Victoria Park is an easy 10-minute walk from the Whiteinch rail station. Apart from Fossil Grove, the park offers other leisure facilities such as bowling greens, tennis courts, boating pond, an Arboretum and gardens. Quite notable is the garden maze, which is the only one of its kind in Glasgow. Staying near Fossil Grove and Victoria Park leads to accommodation choices that include West Endís top guesthouses and luxury hotels.


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