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Merchant City

Glasgow, Scotland (City Centre)
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Ranked #21 of 173 Attractions in Glasgow
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Self-guided walking tour maps are available from George Square Tourist Office of Merchant City, now a vibrant historic cafe quarter and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Wicklow, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

We only meant to stay overnight but ending up exploring this city for three days as it is just amazing. A sumptuous vision of street after street of breathtaking late Victorian architecture unmatched anywhere in the world.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Intriguing architecture. Lots of statues with seagulls standing on their heads..... Too many shops of the kind seen everywhere (e.g. The Gap). If you see it from the bus you will at least get some history. And you can always hop off if you want to go to The Gap. Or Starbucks...

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Was in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games and this area of the City was an Amazing place to go - good food and O'Neill's bar worth a visit. Often have market stalls from local craft people

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west coast of Scotland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wonderful area of Glasgow, again the architecture is fabulous.Take your time and stroll around and look up or you will miss some wonderful sites. Great selection of pubs, clubs and resteraunts of all cuisines and price ranges. Lovely areas to sit and people watch. can get quite lively as night falls but if you are young and hipster you will... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nice part of the town, lots of nice restaurants, pubs, and some lovely buildings and architecture. There are some really nice market stalls at weekends selling such a variety of goods, particularly Artisan goods.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A bit disappointing really some nice architectural buildings as there is all over the city but this area had for me nothing out of the ordinary, maybe it is better at night I don't know , but not great for me.

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Dozens of restaurants in this area. On Sundays (maybe also Saturdays), there is a craft market in the Merchant City. We had a lovely meal in a local pub.

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Maybole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Nice area for a walk around with some interesting shops like Bose and Bang & Olufson a good selection of not overpriced restaurants the architecture is appealing and the car parking is not too bad.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

From my point of view, nothing special. The place is central, the history is interesting, but there is nothing to see there...

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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Really enjoy a vist to The Merchant City on a Saturday afternoon. Some great bars and restaurants with a huge selection of styles to suit everyone. If ever in Glasgow make sure you give it a visit

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