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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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went for cocktails and dinner plenty of restaurants to choose from was a midweek visit and still quite busy very friendly staff in metropolis for cocktails

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

went for cocktails and dinner plenty of restaurants to choose from was a midweek visit and still quite busy very friendly staff in metropolis for cocktails

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Thank pamelahoward45
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It has become a busy area since opening various venues, bars and restaurants. It caters for different ages and tastes. Lots of buses pass this area from different area's of Glasgow. Would suggest though, if leaving late at night, phone a taxi as Argyle Street can be very quiet late on, especially if walking alone, male or female. You can... More 

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Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Also nice to visit is Merchant Square. Inside it feels like a large terrace by night with lots of restaurants and bar's for a good night out.

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Thank MaximeJoanna
Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must for anyone visiting Glasgow City. Stunning architecture. Glasgow people are very friendly and helpful. Make sure you look up and take your camera.

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a beautiful part of the city with some excellent architecture and is great place to visit whether for the buildings or for the festivals or the restaurants. Lots to do for most.

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Thank AbuHammad
Ayr
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on Sunday to the Festival. The place was buzzing. Every pub and restaurant was full to the brim, lots of wee stalls selling bits and bobs, classic cars parked in the street, dance demonstrations, live music... Brilliant day out.

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Thank fatbobscotlandAyr
South Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many restaurants to choose from if you would like a meal or just go for drinks and soak up the atmosphere

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Carluke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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