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Merchant City

Address: Glasgow, Scotland (City Centre)
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$19*
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Glasgow City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
92%
Ranked #21 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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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 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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Clydebank, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great place to wander around in with many resaturants (that cater for different cuisines), bistros, coffee shops and wine/cocktail bars to choose from. Food and drink prices are higher than normal, but so is the food quality, but that is expected from outlets that cater for middle class and above. Buildings are orginal stonework and this has to be the... More

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Larne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Fantastic piece of regeneration. The atmosphere at night is electric or soporific depending on your mood. Loads of choice, whatever your taste and all very sensibly priced Not to be missed

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Great selection of designer shops and restaurants.... worth a wander about to find that special outfit bag or shoes....nice restaurants to finish of the days shopping or for a night out in the city.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Has everything possible to make a lovely day out shopping. Cafes, shops, restaurants, sights, attractions and the people? Second to NONE. Love Glasgow, love the people adore Merchant City.

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Glasgow
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Nice designer shops and a wealth of restaurants - definitely a good place to spend a few hours in Glasgow city centre. If you fancy a posh fish supper, get a takeaway or sit in at the Merchant Chippy. Merchant Square is absolutely gorgeous....once through the doors you'll find that, despite being undercover, you're walking on old-fashioned cobbles. There's a... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

An area in Glasgow City Centre boasting bars, restaurants and cafes. Eat/drink inside or outside. Well priced menus in each place offering traditional to Italian etc etc Great choice! Very busy in the evenings, especially weekends. Karaoke can be found around here with standing room only when we were there...but fantastic atmosphere. Definitely check out this area of Glasgow if... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

It is a nice area with a certain vibe I think tourists would love the the character of the place.I am a bit bias as I worked in it in the early sixties so it is dear to my heart.Plenty of diverse restaurants in the area and unique shops.They also have continental markets over the Christmas period

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

For foodies this is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening. Great variety of restaurants and watering holes, enough to satisfy all tastes. Looks very pretty at night too with all the twinkly lights.

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 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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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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