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Merchant City

Glasgow, Scotland (City Centre)
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Ranked #19 of 171 Attractions in Glasgow
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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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Maybole, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Nice area for a walk around with some interesting shops like Bose and Bang & Olufson a good selection of not overpriced restaurants the architecture is appealing and the car parking is not too bad.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

From my point of view, nothing special. The place is central, the history is interesting, but there is nothing to see there...

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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Really enjoy a vist to The Merchant City on a Saturday afternoon. Some great bars and restaurants with a huge selection of styles to suit everyone. If ever in Glasgow make sure you give it a visit

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Lots of good restaurants and bars from local, through trendy to champagne bars. There is a buzz about the Merchant City wit something for everyone all throughout the year. Watch out for the Merchant City Festival and the Christmas Market.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

my husband and I went into Glasgow during the commonwealth games just to soak up the atmosphere and we came across the restaurant the scallops were to die for I got cod my husband had the venison both were delicious we have been back again since and we were again delighted with both the food and the service first class... More

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Kiama, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

a surprise in central Glasgow - a historic area now full of trendy bars and restaurants. The only downside we found the central area a little noisy at night with customers in all restaurants.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I liked all the side stalls and the variety of items you could buy from Greek Food to Italian Bread, - Items which are not available in shops. Also the live entertainment on stage was very good Moving about was excellent as all the roads were closed to traffic

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The atmosphere is lively and friendly - never quiet. Lots to do and plenty of places to eat. Cuisine from all over the globe.

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Auckland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A cool location to wander around and check out the many great market stands, places to eat at any end of the scale and shopping equally the same.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great selection of tons of bars and clubs plus restaurants, had tons of great nights out in this area and will continue to have many more!

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