How to get there and what to expect to see at Pollok Park
Pollok Park was gifted to the City of Glasgow in 1966 alongside the house. Read more about Pollok House and the Maxwell family here and read about the Burrell Collection here, which is situated within Pollok Park. The park is Glasgow’s largest park and the woodlands are much loved by the city inhabitants.
What to do at Pollok Park
Pollok Park is a stunning country park with not only woodland walks but walled gardens, riverside walks, Highland cows, a recently renovated play park, picnic areas, a mountain bike trail, orienteering courses and there are a number of geocaches hidden in the park. You can also visit the Burrell Collection museum and art gallery (free entry) or the historic Pollok House (for a fee).
The stables and courtyard area are currently closed for redevelopment.
Here is a link to Pollok Park Heritage Trail.
Where can you eat and drink within Pollok Park?
Pollok House has both an indoor cafe and an outdoor seating area with a shack to purchase drinks and snacks. You don’t need to pay to enter the house to visit the cafe. Afternoon Tea can also be booked at Pollok House on Sundays. Find out about their afternoon tea here.
The Burrell Collection has two coffee areas and a restaurant.
Where is Pollok Park?
2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1AT
How much does it cost to enter Pollok Park?
Pollok Park is free to enter. There is an admission charge for entry to Pollok House. Entry to the Burrell Collection is free.
Pollok Park opening times
The park is open at all times. Specific attractions such as the Burrell Collection and Pollok House have set opening times.
Travelling to Pollok Park
The nearest train station to the park is Pollokshaws West. Upon exit from the train station, turn left onto Pollokshaws Road and walk across the bridge, just after you will see the park entrance on your left.
McGills Bus 3, FirstBus 57.
Call Traveline Scotland on 0871 200 22 33 or visit travelinescotland.com to plan your trip.
There is a free-to-use electric shuttle bus running in the park which links the entrance at Pollokshaws Road entrance to Pollok House and the Burrell Collection. The shuttle bus operates Monday – Sunday every 30 minutes between 9:30am – 5pm but doesn’t run 12:30 – 13:30 when the driver is on lunch.
Car access, parking and electric vehicle charging
Car access can be obtained via the main park entrance at 2060 Pollokshaws Road (accessed via Junction 2 off M77 at Silverburn) or via Lochinch Road (past Haggs Castle Golf Club).
There are two main public car parks within Pollok Country Park, The Burrell Collection Car Park located via the Pollokshaws Road entrance and The Riverside Car Park at Pollok House located via the Lochinch Road entrance.
Accessible parking bays are provided in front of the Burrell Collection.
Parking charges apply Monday – Sunday between 10 am – 6 pm, at a tariff of £2.50 for 4 hours and £4.50 for all day. You can pay using Ringgo (see signage for instructions) or via Pay and Display machines.
There will also be Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers located at three destinations within the park.