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Fossil Grove

Victoria Park
Central Scotland
G14 1B

Fossil Grove is Glasgow's most ancient attraction. Its fossil trees provide an insight into the world of 330 million years ago.

The site represents a corner of an ancient forest preserved in stone. Eleven fossilised tree stumps still stand where they once grew. The fossils represent a group of extinct plants known as giant clubmosses. They grew in vast, swampy, tropical forests. Debris from these forests formed the coal seams that helped Glasgow grow into a major industrial city.

This famous site in Victoria Park was discovered in 1887. Excavation uncovered the fossils and a building was erected to protect them. Small displays provide information and interpret the site for visitors.

General Information:
  • Wheelchair access
  • Free parking on local streets.

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    Fossil Grove lies within Victoria Park in the Whiteinch area of the City.

    Fossil Grove Postcode for SatNav: G14 1B


    +44 (0)141 950 1448

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