Pollok Country Park is a stunning 360 acre country park located in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. In 2008, Pollok was voted as ‘Best Park in Europe.’ Up until 1994, before motorway construction intersected one corner of the park, it was considered ‘the largest urban green space in Europe.’ The park was once part of the Old Pollok Estate, which belonged to the Maxwell family. The Maxwell’s were a powerful land owning family, who held many estates in various parts of Scotland. In 1966, the Maxwell family donated Pollok Estate to the City of Glasgow, and Pollok Country Park was formed. At the centre of Pollok Park, lies the impressive Pollok House, built in 1752 and once ancestral home to the Maxwell Family. Today, the park and house is a major visitor attraction.