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Highlandman's Umbrella

Address: Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland (Anderston)
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Ranked #104 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
51 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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34 attraction reviews
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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Better seen from the outside than experienced from within this is basically a railway bridge with shops under it. Dark, dank, fume filled and often populated by spotty teens moving to and from the nearby McDonalds this is somwhere I wouldn't cross the street to see.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

its only a railway bridge, but the history is there for all to see. a nice 100 yards of shops, pubs and of course a railway station. so called because its where the men from the highlands sheltered from the rain whilst out looking for work. the stations worth a look as well.

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