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Address: Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland

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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
28 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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Glasgow
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
56 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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scotland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

After reading other reviews i had to give my opinion , this is main street in Argyle strret and is really busy so its bound to be a bit cluttered , i ll bet these winjers have sheltered under it when our weather is bad.

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Scotland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

The name given to the Glasgow central Station because it was where highlanders coming to Glasgow for work would shelter in the old days.

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Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Very dull and smelly. The shops had facelift a few years ago, but it didn't make much difference.

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