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Glasgow West End

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Look up!!

I'm not a shop-a-holic, but you don't need to go inside the buildings to appreciate Buchanan Street. The architecture of the predominantly 19th century buildings is fascinating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I'm not a shop-a-holic, but you don't need to go inside the buildings to appreciate Buchanan Street. The architecture of the predominantly 19th century buildings is fascinating, and I would advise visitors not to look in the shop windows on the ground floors but to stand outside and look up!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The architecture of this area is best described as being mainly Victorian, with a sprinkling of modern. The streets of Dowanhill have a lovely feel to them with the sandstone mansions, terrace housing, mews cottages and tenements. There are some modern conversions of existing properties to flats in the area, such as the Telephone Exchange on Highburgh Rd. Partick still... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Well worth a visit to the West End. There is a great variety of restaurants, coffee shops and bars. Also close for a visit to the Hydro, Kelvin Grove Art Galleries, Transport Museum.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I used to like the west end, but now much older don't know what the fuss is all about. Yes there are an abundance of bars & restaurants but nothing really exciting - Unless of course you class Finnieston as "West End" now, which is excellent and vibrant!

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Glasgow
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a great area for strolling and looking at all the fine buildings which have survived in Glasgow. There are some beautiful ones and a whole row of Greek Thomson houses, beautiful Byres Road is busy and bustling and you can have quiet in the Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace. There is a lovely river walk and the arboreteum.... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Wherever we had drinks or food or just a snack every establishment we visited made us so welcome the west end(Byres Road) offers such a great selection of bars and restaurants for all price wise 90% are fair but a few make your eyes water !!! but then it's your choice all in all a great place for a night... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

10 minutes on public transport and you are in the West End. Bars and Resturants abound and leave you spoilt for choice. Can get a bit rowdy on Friday and Saturday nights

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I used to live in the west end of Glasgow. It is a great place to be with lots going on. Plenty of interesting independent shops, cafes and bars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This bus is excellent value for money when you consider how much transport costs in the uk. It passes a number of the big hotels so you usually don't have far to go to catch it. Nice to also see Scottish people on the bus learning more about glasgow. The eastern loop ( stops 1 to 10) are more interesting... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Brilliant bars with lots of good resturants and pubs. Would highly recommend for couples or friends meeting up.

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