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Merchant City

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Neighborhood: City Centre
As featured in 3 Days in Glasgow and 2 other guides
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Address: Glasgow, Scotland
Phone Number: 01415523138
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Self-guided walking tour maps are available from George Square Tourist...

Self-guided walking tour maps are available from George Square Tourist Office of Merchant City, now a vibrant historic cafe quarter and designer-shopping mecca. Highlights of this tour, which dates back to medieval times, include the grand neo-classical halls and Georgian townhouses built for Glasgow's rich tobacco barons and shipping merchants.

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Glasgow is great!

The Merchant City area of Glasgow is awash with great eating places, cafes and interesting places to visit including the Police Museum. The architecture in this area is amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Carluke, United Kingdom
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Carluke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Merchant City area of Glasgow is awash with great eating places, cafes and interesting places to visit including the Police Museum. The architecture in this area is amazing ..... always good to have someone with you to hold onto while you look up at some amazing buildings! The Italian Centre is worth a visit but there are loads of... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to choose from in this part of the city centre - far more than can really be covered in just one visit. The atmosphere in the evening is lively without being intimidating. Most visitors are intent on having a good time and the vast majority do so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I were in Glasgow for the weekend and we always visit merchant city for drinks rinks as it has some lovely bars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is undoubtedly the heart of Glasgow connecting a number of places as it is the center. Load of shops, cafes, high end restaurants, public buildings etc. Walk have coffee and enjoy.

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Sw England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I suppose this would be classed as a Des Res area - smart restaurants/bars etc. Had a good meal there. A buzzy area and very central.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice diverse part of town to walk around. Half filled with galleries designer shops and cafes/bars/restaurants. Interesting mix of architecture and pleasant to stroll through or meet someone for a coffee. Towards Glasgow green the merchant city gets edgier but no less interesting with local galleries, vegan restaurants, and street food cafes.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love poncho villa for Mexican.... Kubla khan for Mongolian (try exotics like kangaroo, shark, springbok, etc lol) variety of bar types

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glasgow's central regenerated gentrified zone with lots of bars and restaurants near to George Square and Buchanan Street.

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loads of bars and restaurants within walking distance of each other. Trendy & up market. Good crowd and atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to walk around when it is not raining!! Neat shops & restaurants! Great place to find dress up kilts !! Lots of music! Easy to get to by bus ! Mord

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