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Merchant City

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Address: Glasgow, Scotland
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: Self-guided walking tour maps are available from George Square Tourist...
Self-guided walking tour maps are available from George Square Tourist Office of Merchant City, now a vibrant historic cafe quarter and designer-shopping mecca. Highlights of this tour, which dates back to medieval times, include the grand neo-classical halls and Georgian townhouses built for Glasgow's rich tobacco barons and shipping merchants.
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Variety of restaurants

It has a variety of restaurants for lunch or just a relaxing drink. There is a place called "Beer Cafe" try beers from around the world. This area also organizes a festival every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It has a variety of restaurants for lunch or just a relaxing drink. There is a place called "Beer Cafe" try beers from around the world. This area also organizes a festival every year, which lasts one week, with art and street events and food stands around the world.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Fantastic Art and Design Fair featuring a wide range of hand made and crafted items from local creative people. Everything from Visual Art to Jewellry to Glass Design to Wood Turning to Fabric Design and Confectionery. All under one roof in the Merchant Square sorounded by a selection of bars and restaurants. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere. One of Glasgow's most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Merchant Square, Glasgow hosts a fabulous Craft & Design Fair every weekend (Saturday and Sunday). There are a wide variety of artists on hand to chat with you about their works. You’ll find between 20-30 designers every weekend with works ranging from images (graphic, photography and paintings) through to glass works and jewellery. Traditional crafts are also represented with knitting,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have been to Merchant City on many occasions weither it be for day or night & have always enjoyed it! There is so many resturants & bars to choose from you are spoilt for choice!

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Leven
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I visit this area regularly while in Glasgow. It is an ever changing environment with something for everyone. Loads of shops, restaurants, pubs & clubs. Never a dull moment here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

what can I say about the merchant city ,well if you want a drink or a bite to eat or some music or all of that this is the place to go , there are so many different types of restaurants and bars all in a small area ,it seem's like a city of it's own .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Merchant City continues to thrive with many great restaurants and now a few quaint shops popping up. Also very close to the main shopping areas of Argyle Street and Buchanan Street with less hustle and bustle. Great during the Merchant City Fertival.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Small antique shops cafes bars parking available.good place to do tour of city along argyle St to the famous "Barras" then along the river side nice walkway

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you like hustle and bustle and like to be seen this is a good place for you. Lots of pubs and places to eat - a wide choice of restaurants and cafes. Wouldn't recommend it for young children evenings onwards as it can be a bit loud and behaviour vulgar at times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

An homage to the tobacco merchants, clothing industry and architecture fit for the Merchants who built Glasgow. There is superb architecture, use of spaces and plenty of shopping and entertainment for all the family.

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