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Merchant City

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Neighborhood: City Centre
As featured in 3 Days in Glasgow and 2 other guides
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Address: Glasgow, Scotland
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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very busy part of the town but with lots of shops, pubs, hairdressers, walking distance to tourist attractions and central station

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Head east out of the centre and you'll this up and coming area. Doesn't feel yet it has satisfied its potential, but with a few more cool venues, commercial and residential parts, could become the new trendy area of Glasgow...so near the centre too!

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Thank thewanderer2016
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

very busy part of the town but with lots of shops, pubs, hairdressers, walking distance to tourist attractions and central station

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Thank Christian H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

lots of shops, bussling and busy part of town, hairdressers, coffee shops, etc, right in the centre of glasgow, definatley one of the best places to stay in glasgow, close to everything, wallking distance to stations

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Yorkshire
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73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Merchant City is great because you're close to the fascinating & at times macabre history - Trongate, Tollbooth, Necropolis - yet surrounded by great bars, restaurants & shops. Check out the architecture too - look up, especially at the Trongate clocktower.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of Restaurants and Bars in this area. With lots of glass on the roof you feel like you are dining outside. Most weekends there are stalls set up with crafters selling their handmade goods - great if you fancy something handmade and original.

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good pubs in merchant city & nice restaurants, caters for all tastes,very good atmosphere, love coming here.

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Thank impulsebuyer
Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is so much variety in this area from high end retail outlets, historic buildings, lots of pubs and the variety of restaurants to meet everyone'tastes. Within short walking distance of the City Centre, there is such a variety of activities available. If necessary, served by many bus routes and taxis always available. Most car parks in this area makes... More 

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Merchant City as it is called is starting to stretch itself but in reality it is the area around High Street so plenty of history, bars, clubs, restaurants , shops and lots to see and do including the characters simply walking about!

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Stewarton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A truly cosmopolitan experience. Worthy of a visit when in Glasgow city centre. Has a wide range of excellent eateries and bars.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good part of the city to heck out if you do the tour bus you will get a lot of interesting historical facts about this part of the city

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