Situated on the outskirts of Glasgow and immersed in the beautiful Pollok Country Park, the Pollok House is a delight to the eyes.
After being the home of the Maxwell family for over six centuries, this Edwardian beauty is now open to the public and, trust me, you really want to visit it! The Pollok House, in fact, hosts a great collection of Spanish and British paintings, including a couple of very realistic portraits by El Greco.
However, if paintings are not your thing, I suggest taking part in the new live escape game based below stairs: Escape the Past will take you and your friends back to the beginning of the 20th Century for an exciting adventure made of puzzles, clues and challenges!
Now, once you have seen the inside of the house, I recommend a walk in the walled gardens. Here, I defy you to find The Pollok Beech, a 250-year-old tree whose branches and trunk have an incredibly intricate and swollen shape which will definitely draw your attention.
And don’t forget to explore the rest of the park – you might be lucky enough to meet a real Highland cow chewing her cud!