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Pollok House is situated 4 miles southwest of George Square / Glasgow Centre.

Pollok House is situated in a vast estate with many scenic walks and jogging areas around the house, that are free to use. Tours of inside the house have a small entrance fee.

Pollok House was built for the Maxwell's in 1752, and remained in that family until Anne Maxwell Macdonald gifted the house, art collection, and land to the City of Glasgow in 1966. The National Trust for Scotland, took over the running of the house in 1998.

The top floor family rooms are packed full of period furniture, and one of the UK's finest collection of Spanish art, including paintings by El Greco, Goya, and Murillo. Downstairs, the large servants quarters show what it was like to run a large country house. There is a cafe, also with outdoor seating.

Regular Buses and Trains run from the city centre, although there is about a one mile walk from the entrance of the park to Pollok House. Taxi prices from Glasgow centre are about £13 each way Tel: 0141 432 1424.

Pollok House is not on the Tour Bus route . Pollok House Google Map . Postcode: G43 1AT . Tel: 0844 493 2202.

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The Burrell Collection Art Gallery is also situated in the vast Pollok estate, about half of a mile from Pollok House. The Burrell Collection has over 8000 objects, including work by major artists such as Rodin, Degas, and Cezanne. The Burrell also holds historic late medieval art, Chinese art, Islamic art and more.

The collection is named after the person that collected the art, and funded the building, Sir William Burrell, a Scottish shipping merchant and art collector, born in Glasgow 9th July 1861, and died 29th March 1958.

The Burrell often displays temporary exhibitions, and has events and activities for adults, and some for families.

The building is so large, it is hard to believe it was built to hold the collection of one person. The Burrell building has a large car park, and children's outdoor play park.

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