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Glasgow West End

Glasgow, Scotland (Cowcaddens)
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Ranked #12 of 161 attractions in Glasgow
Type: Neighborhoods, Parks
Activities: Shopping
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The West End is always vibrant and attracts many visitors from other parts of the City and elsewhere. There is a great variety of shops, bars, restaurants but just strolling around is also very interesting as it has a 'village feel' in fact the local residents refer to the West End as a village.

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Glasgow
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Full of character. Lots of cafes, interesting shops, restaurants. Nice small cobbled alleyways. Full of students during the term time. Try to get a table for lunch at Kember and Jones on Byres street. Can be difficult to find parking.

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glasgow
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Byres Road is the main road of the West End and it has numerous eating places and wine bars with a wide choice of culinary delights. There are lovely little cobbled lanes off the main road with quirky shops and bars. Great Western Road at the top of Byres Road is improving month by month and also has a variety... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Yes, the West End is rightly known for being the place to live in Glasgow; it is busy, vibrant and as I discovered recently, vast. There are great shops and cafes and some of the architecture is really impressive, with rows of large houses, many of which are not split into flats, but in single ownership and beautifully maintained. A... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Wonderful trip around Glasgow if you havent been to Glasgow for a few years it's an absolute must . The old run down rough areas have been replaced by smart clean open leafy avenues and smart shops,cafés and museums and art galleries. The tour was just under two hours and the commentary kept me interested every step of the way.... More

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Brick, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place to walk about, shop eat and drink. Greatly enjoyed Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. A Saturday afternoon type of place.

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uk
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great area to walk around , eat drink and shop it's very relaxed and worth a visit so many places to have a look at

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Six of us were visiting friends near Glasgow for the weekend. The ladies were shopping and having afternoon tea, while the gentlemen had elected to visit the Glasgow Transport Museum. It is a fantastic exhibition and of world class status. After the museum we had a bit if time to kill, so we headed towards the centre of the city... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Even though we have visit Glasgow on serval occasions before, we only discovered The West End late last year. The area is filled with great quirky shops, markets, artisan restaurants & cafes, etc. If you fancy taking in a film be sure to visit The Grosvenor cinema - fantastic! Also check out the Botanical Gardens & Hunterian Art Gallery (both... More

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Standish, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
40 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

20 minutes walk from city centre and well worth the walk. Great area with lots of attractions, museums, university ,gardens, Ashtons lane. Bars, cafes and pubs too numerous to mention ,but some great ones with bags of character. Oran, Hillhead book and Chip to name but three.

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