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Address: Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland
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It used to be a nice thoroughfare but now, you get choked with car and bus fumes,approached by beggars or folk playing music begging. It does give access to the Central Railway... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
Keith J
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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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733 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

It used to be a nice thoroughfare but now, you get choked with car and bus fumes,approached by beggars or folk playing music begging. It does give access to the Central Railway station both high and low level. If you need to use, make sure you keep streetwise.

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2 Thank Keith J
Glasgow, Scotland
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774 reviews
572 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

When I was young we used to look forward to a visit to look in the window of the toy shop that was under this bridge although we could never afford anything we could dream. This area is now a nightmare. I get of the bus almost everyday here and it is horrible. Young men begging in the street, sick... More 

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Thank Taxidevil
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

In the process of writing this review, i had a look at some of the other reviews posted here to establish if i was the only one that thought this area of Argyll St was blot on Glasgow city centre. Having read the succinct and brief review by ForeverDeepBlue he or she almost nailed it. Yes it is a mix... More 

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Thank Scottish21
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A shame this used to be an old Glasgow attraction and meeting place - where people met off the train from Central Station and it used to have Scottish shops and nice jeweller - Its now just a collection of retail shops and greasy fish and chip shops/eating places and a place for down and outs of Glasgow. Such a... More 

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Thank TravelholicDuntocher
Glasgow
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47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

A collection of bad pubs, worse chip shops, drug addicts and exhaust fumes. Use the main entrance if you entering/exiting the central station.

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1 Thank ForeverDeepBlue
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It's dark and dank even on the hottest of days. The road is busy and the pavements narrow. But there are interesting places to visit under there - not least of all the Arches cafe/bar and theatre. It's a city centre street, which takes you from one place to another. It's not the prettiest, but I've seen worse, and its... More 

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1 Thank SomeRandomBinty
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
75 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This artery under Central Station is populated by undesirables and rotten shops, it is still fume filled even if it has large extract ventilation fans - at the west end of it groups of teenagers congregate outside Macdonalds ........ if you take my advice it is best avoided or get through quickly if you have to - not a pretty... More 

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Thank Harpo22
Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Apocryphally so-called because it sheltered the Highlanders who arrived off the trains to Central station from Glasgow's ubiquitous rain, the Umbrella is an imposing example of a Victorian over-engineered railway bridge. Straddling Argyll Street, all of life's necessities are contained thereunder. Take a wee walk and listen to the banter :o)

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1 Thank Jim A
scotland
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78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This is the area underneath Glasgow Central Train Station. It is historically where the folks from the Highlands used to shelter from the Glasgow rain. It's not really much to look at only has some shops underneath, but the architecture either end of the umbrella is lovely. Also easy to get to as in centre of Glasgow.

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Thank jemmie
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

A dark cavern that usually stinks of fried fish, has crummy shops. The best thing about it is the entrance to Central Station - avoid.

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