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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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This is an area where the former buildings have been converted to apartments or hotels. Its also become livelier with bars and restaurants and has in part become more upscale but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is an area where the former buildings have been converted to apartments or hotels. Its also become livelier with bars and restaurants and has in part become more upscale but it also still has some interesting side streets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Renaissance is underway in Merchant City; an area east of Buchanan Street covering many streets, alleys, restaurants, theatres, attractions, a new university, architectural artefacts of years gone by, street art, renovated buildings serving public purpose, and streetscape that will keep the shutterbugs busy. We stayed for 5 nights and wanted for more. It was also a great base to walk... More 

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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Seems more of a management problem....definitely don't appear to welcome anyone you may have a physical problem ...noted one man who had waited several mins at desk (he wore a T shirt & denims) then staff looked up and said 'do you want something ! ...perhaps they didn't notice him get out of his Bentley GT ...looks like you have... More 

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OWEN SOUND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Best area to stay when visiting Glasgow . Within walking distance to some major attractions ( St George's Square, Buchanan Street shopping , Glasgow Cathedral / Necropolis ) Handy for catching public transit and Glasgow Central Rain Station. Tons of restaurants and pubs in the area.

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Langholm, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great atmosphere especially during events e.g. music, arts n crafts etc. Great selection of bars and food vendors to meet a variety of people's needs.

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Forres, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My friends and my husband have booked hotel on 9th July 2015 for Friday 28th for one night we have told them three guide dogs will be with us. Then they decided to let us know we had to cancel our booking because of guide dogs, they said because they did not have facilities for the guide dogs, sprial stairs,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

great place to visit, lots of pubs, food areas etc,always something going on there, xmas time is fabulous, with all the little market stalls

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Lovely part of the city and when the festival is on its even better. Loads of stalls selling all sorts of bits and pieces. Good choice of different foods also ( kangaroo burger!!) well worth visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is an annual event in Glasgow. The city are adding more & more events every year which is improving the event. There are comedy events, food, stalls, family events, etc, etc. Worth a visit if the weather is dry as most of the stalls are outside.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

great day out atmosphere was wonderful , music stalls entertainment. food good weather. what more could you ask for

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