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Highlandman's Umbrella

Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland (Anderston)
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Ranked #138 of 172 attractions in Glasgow
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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- Jul 20, 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

The place is not there, dissapeared, blown up... Don't bother trying it just a desolated place in the middle of no where

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
39 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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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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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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