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Merchant City

Glasgow, Scotland (City Centre)
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As featured in Glasgow for free and 1 other guide
Ranked #17 of 170 attractions in Glasgow
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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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We always like the Merchant city. There are so many good bars and restaurants, and tge atmosphere is great. All ages enjoy a night out here, so you don't feel old when you go into a bar! During the day, there are loads of places to have coffee, and great shops to browse ( too expensive to buy much, unless... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
345 helpful votes 345 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Love Merchant City at the best of times but went in yesterday to feel the buzz around the festival and the Commonwealth Games. Fantastic day out!!! Stalls, street food, street entertainers, areas set up for live music.....absolutely brilliant. Great atmosphere, very friendly and safe. Well done to the organisers of this area. Loads of places to eat and drink in... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Best place to be if your in Glasgow just now. There's markets, street entertainment and great bars and restaurants, and not forgetting the amazing irn bru pop up shop! Such a happy place with a fantastic atmosphere.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Ralph lauren, hugo boss, jigsaw, pretty green, gant, Armani and stores selling D&G, Gucci, lanvin, channel etc. this place is great for shopping. once finished, go for some food in the countless restaurants in the area.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Can't go wrong in Merchant City when you are looking for a good place to eat, drink and be merry! Love it, specially Boudoir Wine Bar and Metropolitan.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Love this part of Glasgow. Always a good buzz around whether you are wandering about or in a bar or restaurant. Well worth a visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Looking forward to the upcoming festival. Should be even better than last year wuith the extra buzz of the Commonwealth games going on diwn there.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a great location for our flat. It has some really top rated restaurants and is close to the city centre and various modes of transportation.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a nice place to wonder around and get lost in, especially if it is a great day. Find yourself one of its good eateries, order a drink and food and relax.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Staff from our hotel led us here, the service and food were okay but the place was hard to find. However it was worth the trip.

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