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Merchant City

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Neighborhood: City Centre
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Address: Glasgow, Scotland
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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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Good for restaurants and bars

Great selection of restaurants and bars to suit all tastes and ages. Always has a good buzz about the area and also close to the city centre.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great selection of restaurants and bars to suit all tastes and ages. Always has a good buzz about the area and also close to the city centre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The whole area is full of hstory.....you can get guided walk leaflets from the tourist board or just wander around, always remembering to look UP, so you can see the marvellous details on top of many buildings. Eating out is no bother, as there's a big variety of cuisines, coffee shops, fast food places. There are also some interesting individual... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

one of the best places in glasgow for a good pub grub or even a chat within the city centre, this is the place to be

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A vibrant and chaotic area of Glasgow, well worth a visit to those wanting to see some real Glasgow life. The area is bustling with restaurants of all kinds, and has a number of venues for music. Last Saturday, with glorious sunshine, the area was alive. Had a great afternoon of Jazz at the festival gig downstairs at Rio in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My family worked for the Express in the 60/70s so we know the area well and since they regenerated this whole area in the 80/90s, it has become the place to hang out, only surpassed IMO by the West End. Lots of eateries and pubs as well as theatres/opera. I always spend time here when we go to Glasgow. Spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Merchant City in Glasgow is architecturally stunning - great Victorian Buildings many sympathetically converted to provide a range of great restaurants and cafe culture. Close to the City Centre for Glasgow's famous shopping experiences, and museums and theatres. A great area to spend your evenings in a great city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Merchant City is the name given to the eastern end of the city centre, an area that has been gentrified and done up over the last decade. I have visited Glasgow many times and have stayed in the Merchant City area on at least half a dozen occasions because it has lots of good restaurants and pubs, and has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The fairy lights around the GOMA lets you know you've made it to the Merchant City. Shops are pricey, so it's not for everyone's wallets, but it's definitely worth walking around in for the architecture.

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I was in Glasgow for Celtic Connections and the wonderful Old Fruit Market. ( probably the best concert venue in the country). With a great choice of eating near by

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Lovely place to wander around, lots of shops, restaurants, bars, cafe's, many with seating outside for a lovely day

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Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre

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