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Pollok House

Three miles from the city centre stands the ancestral
home of the Maxwells, which was bequeathed to the
City of Glasgow in 1966 along with its 361 acres of
rolling parkiands and gardens.

The central block of the house is Glasgow’s most
significant surviving piece of 18th-century domestic
architecture. It is of the neo-Palladian style. Additional
wings were built at the turn of the century.

Inside is one of the finest group of Spanish paintings
in Britain, including works by El Greco, Goya and
Murillo. Other European masters represented include
Blake, Mengs and Signorelli.

The furniture is from 1750 to 1820, and there are
displays of high quality silver, ceramics and glass.
The adjacent country park is Glasgow’s largest and
finest park, a wildlife haven in an urban setting.
Other attractions include the world-famous Burrell
Collection (see separate entry); a herd of pedigree
Highland cattle, a demonstration garden and a
woodland garden.

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