Welcome to the Fossil Grove in Glasgow, Scotland

A unique earth heritage site. Eleven fossil tree stumps from the Carboniferous Period, about 330 million years ago, preserved where they grew.

Click the photograph of Stump #7 for an annotated 3d image

Opening Times in 2019 (provisional) :
Saturday & Sunday Afternoons (12-4)
29th March to 20th October


At other times on request – see Contacts

For Open Days and Guided Tours see Events

Getting to the Fossil Grove

Map of the western end of Glasgow showing the location of the Fossil Grove in Victoria Park

By Bus
The Fossil Grove is very easy to get to by bus .There is a bus stop on Victoria Park Drive South for buses 1 (all variants) and X4. These express buses run along the Clydeside Expressway and their first stop after the City Centre is on Victoria Park Drive South at Westland Drive – at the south-west corner of Victoria Park and very convenient for the Fossil Grove. Buses 2 and 3 run along Dumbarton Road from the City Centre via the West End. The nearest stop for the Fossil Grove is near the petrol station on Dumbarton Road (Westland Drive at Dumbarton Road) then it is a short walk along Westland Drive to the corner of Victoria Park.
By Train
The nearest railway station is Jordanhill (just under a mile away). From the station follow Crow Road south towards the Clyde Tunnel and turn right into Victoria Park Drive North and enter the park through the main gates.
By Bike
National Cycle Route 7 runs alongside the Clyde from the City Centre and passes through Whiteinch.
By Car
There is no dedicated car park for the Fossil Grove or Victoria Park, however there are various on-road parking options around the park.


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