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Barras Weekend Market

Glasgow, Scotland (City Centre)
0141 552 4601
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Ranked #23 of 33 Shopping in Glasgow
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
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Sandy, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Spent an hour here one Sunday morning. Couldn't really see anything that different from any other market in the UK. Same cheap clothes stalls. Did find a nice sweet stall in the covered area that sold lovely sour plooms and pan drops! Interesting historical site.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We hopped off and very quickly hopped back on what a laugh it was really a car boot market, I think we were expecting something on the lines of Newcastle Quayside or Camden instead it was really bizarre however you could buy anything there boxes of drinking straws for 10p? not sure if they were old clothes or vintage but... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I go here quite regularly at the weekends to have a rummage around the stalls as you never know what bargains you could find here. The little cafe on the corner is also reasonably priced with decent chuck on offer. As other reviews have said, alot of the nostalgic atmosphere has left due to the gradual decline of the site... More

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have been here several times and love it they sell everything could think of and the atmosphere is great ,it is right next to Glasgow green (a park) that is great to take the kids for a run around also it only a short walk to the centre of Glasgow and Glasgow cross .

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uk
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22 reviews 22 reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The old barras as we know it has been allowed to decline, with many of the old traders gone.....still worth a visit though as bargains can still be found....still lots of banter and glasgow hospitality around in the barras for those who like a laugh with their shopping ex perience. On monclure street a whole load of new traders have... More

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glasgow
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A very good stall to visit is "RAYMONDS" he is located in the Barras under the BARROWLAND sign on the Gallowgate!!! Just head to the first set of stairs after the butchers and it's the first stall on left hand side.He sell's hair driers,hair straighteners,socks,hats,shaving blades(all real 100% no fakes),E-cigarettes with all the refills for them,also He installs watch batteries... More

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Matthews, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Once Glasgow's long established Barrows weekend market thrived on countless stalls, tenement hideaways and colorful barkers touting cut- price china, curtains, silverware, and stalls crammed with trash and treasures galore, out June Saturday visit proved a sad disappointment - Vanished today is second and third generation stall-keepers once enjoyed as they dispensed cheery banter peddling antique stamp collections, military souvenirs,... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place aint what it used to be. Worth a look tho as you may find something that you are looking for

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Canberra, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This proved to be a disappointment, especially from the shopping perspective. And expect to be told any story by the salespeople if it might snare a sale. But on a positive note - if you go there just for the colourful characters rather than bargains, you might find it rewarding.

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Glasgow
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

I remember as a child being taken by my father every weekend to the glasgow Barras. It's a very fond childhood memory. The past few years have seen a decline in the traders and visitors and it had a sort of empty feel to it like the soul had disappeared from it. Very sad for what was once the heart... More

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