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Merchant City

Neighborhood: City Centre
As featured in 3 Days in Glasgow and 1 other guide
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Address: Glasgow, Scotland
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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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Nice atmosphere with some nice pubs, bars and restaurants. Very crowded on weekend nights as it is where the "trendy" folk go!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Nice atmosphere with some nice pubs, bars and restaurants. Very crowded on weekend nights as it is where the "trendy" folk go!

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Merchant City is one of my favourite places to visit, it is great to walk about if the weather is good but I particularly like it because of the Merchant City Square where the restaurants all have an outside sitting area in a huge roofed building so you feel that you are outside even when it is raining.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Merchant City hosts a great selection of bars and restaurants, my favourite of these being Khublai Khans! I've also visited one of the craft fairs in Merchant Square (from previous reviews I can see these are a regular occurrence so may return in the future!) and picked up some lovely handmade items.

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This part of Glasgow has been redeveloped and all the houses and warehouses used by the rich merchants have all been utilised into restaurants and hotels. This is the place to be and very good it is too. You can get some good deals in the restaurants and there are some very nice bars.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

One of Glasgow's best kept secrets..............so much talent in one place. I found this gem by accident and I'm so glad I did. There's a plethora of artist's and craftfolk, bakers and witty gems. On every weekend its a must if your looking for that "something different".

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great variety of bars and restaurants in the heart of Glasgow's city centre. It pretty much caters for everyone (except for big brand pubs with no atmosphere - which is a great thing IMO)!

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It has a variety of restaurants for lunch or just a relaxing drink. There is a place called "Beer Cafe" try beers from around the world. This area also organizes a festival every year, which lasts one week, with art and street events and food stands around the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Fantastic Art and Design Fair featuring a wide range of hand made and crafted items from local creative people. Everything from Visual Art to Jewellry to Glass Design to Wood Turning to Fabric Design and Confectionery. All under one roof in the Merchant Square sorounded by a selection of bars and restaurants. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere. One of Glasgow's most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Merchant Square, Glasgow hosts a fabulous Craft & Design Fair every weekend (Saturday and Sunday). There are a wide variety of artists on hand to chat with you about their works. You’ll find between 20-30 designers every weekend with works ranging from images (graphic, photography and paintings) through to glass works and jewellery. Traditional crafts are also represented with knitting,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have been to Merchant City on many occasions weither it be for day or night & have always enjoyed it! There is so many resturants & bars to choose from you are spoilt for choice!

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