Monday, 15 March 2010

Days Out - Pollock House

<p>Spent a great day out yesterday with the family. We spent the afternoon walking about the grounds of Pollock House. One of the many National Trust for Scotland's properties. We have a family membership that only costs five pounds a month so I easily make more than my money back. Free parking and free entry to all properties in Scotland.</p>
<p>Sound a bit like an advert for them but I'm great believer in what they're trying to do. Plus I get access to places you wouldn't normally get. That way I get to be outdoors with the family without being in the wilds, not a place my wife is into. This way we get a bit of both and we're happy</p>
<p>Pollock House</p>
<p>The weather wasn't too bad but as you can see from the photographs, it was a bit threatening. Luckily the clouds were all for show. Dark and moody but came to nothing so we had a dry time of it.</p>
<p>Pollock House</p>
<p>It's the first time I have ever visited Pollock House and it's surround park. It's also home of the world famous Burrell Collection or so the bumpf says. We never ventured up that side of the park. It's only a ten to fifteen minute walk from the house itself.</p>
<p>We spent most of our time about the main house, the stable block and the walled garden, which was a bit of a disappointment but I suppose that the weather has truly be harsh of late but even the hot houses were barren. I'm sure once spring has newly sprung then it will be a lot prettier. Stable block was good. It houses Glasgow City Council's Heavy Horse Team and you can see the horses in the stable. It is also home to the City Council's Park Ranger who is there to offer information and a certain times guided walks through the grounds</p>
<p>Pollock House</p>
<p>All in all everything was good and we will definitely be back to wander and explore more of the park and the house. Especially once the weather gets better and the gardens are in full bloom.</p>

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