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Buchanan Street

Glasgow, Scotland (City Centre)
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Ranked #13 of 177 Attractions in Glasgow
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Great street for shopping but if you are looking for places to eat stick to George Square / Merchant City area. Many more pubs and restaurants.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This main pedestrianised thoroughfare (the fashion mile) is a good place to have a wander and a gander at all the shops that line it. The architecture alone is enough to brighten one's day. What does get a bit tiresome though is the unending performers lining any available spot not yet taken by a competitor. To make this street really... More

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Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Lots of shops, some multiple stores but lot of designer and expensive stores. There is generally some street music performers. The Victorian architecture is interesting and adds to the character of the area.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Nice street to shop! People who don't intend to spend pls refrain from entering this street! Its a lovely nice place to spend time be it in cafes or shops! lively atmosphere as some one will be playing some awesome music somewhere on the street!

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Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
19 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The ease of getting about, the great buskers and coffee shops, restaurants plentiful, excellent access to metro and main rail stations, the liveliness of the area

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Stirling, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

i love visiting Glasgow every other weekend and always end up spending most of my time in Buchanan street with loads of great shops and amazing pubs. Not to mention all the street entertainment. So if you love great crowds of happy people and loads of kilts - Buchanan is the place. Also - while you're there you'll probably end... More

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Rome, Italy
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100 reviews 100 reviews
27 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Whether you're a tourist, or not, don't miss Buchanan Street with it's lovely decorations, shops, cafès and street musicians. Excellent shopping area!

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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

So often, streets transformed into pedestrian malls falter and fail. Buchanan Street is alive and teeming. Most of the shops are the large retail chains you can find now in most large cities in the Northern Hemisphere (I do hate that all our major shopping areas now look the same ...), but many of them are flagship type stores (for... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Buchanan appears to be the shoppers paradise of Glasgow city . It's constantly busy and full of people from the Galleries end to St. Enoch even on a Sunday. If you love shopping then Buchanan Street is the place to be in Glasgow.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Fantastic!!!!! Greatest place to shop if you love designers!!!! Lots of fab shops zara Ted baker molten brown jack wills etc etc

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