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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Lunch with family

I was here having lunch with family that live in Glasgow and I on holiday from Canada This place is fun great to see so many people out having food drinks great atmosphere

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Oakville, Canada
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Oakville, Canada
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was here having lunch with family that live in Glasgow and I on holiday from Canada This place is fun great to see so many people out having food drinks great atmosphere

Thank Janhutchinson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Something for everyone here from shopping to eating & drinking. Always events on in and around the area too.

Thank Nick G
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is Scotland's biggest city's gem. Revitalised after this part of the city's decline, post the European City of Culture Award in 1990, and revitalised, this is a must see/visit/do. The 'Golden Mile' encompasses a mile - strangely enough - which stretches east from Buchanan street near the Central Staion for a mile east. Buchanan Street - packed with designer... More 

Thank mikedmeechan
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of Glasgow history to be enjoyed as well as an upmarket shopping experience. You can drag around and take in some really fantastic Victorian architecture. It's a good tip to keep looking up as the buildings are beautiful in a way that isn't as easily appreciated at ground level. Their names, and sometimes ghost signs in doorways show their... More 

Thank headbeeguy
Waterloo, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I had fun wandering the street, in and out of the designer shops. My daughter made several darling purchases. Since my iPhone chose to die overseas, I was grateful for a newly re-opened Apple store and their very competent staff.

Thank TeeSue
United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is known as THE part of Glasgow to visit when eating out...meeting friends...chilling! Merchant Square has a market indoors at weekends too! Very safe area to be late at night also! Great area to live and there are the usual high street shops handy! Strathclyde Uni on the doorstep! Buchanan st and George Square minutes away. What's not to... More 

Thank poshbirdontour
Fife, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked into hotel on the 24 September for 2 nights the room that was offered was on the 4 floor what a hike my husband is still recovering from a back operation explained to staff that this room was not suitable they were very helpful and gave us another room on the ground floor it looked ok smelt a bit... More 

Thank patrickmckinnon17
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The merchant city seems to be the best area in the city centre but maybe that's because I don't have to walk far to get to and from any of it. There's a lot of nice restaurants, the worlds oldest music hall (Panopticon) and even a museum (Police museum). Other than that, it's got good bus / train links to... More 

Thank awayoverthere
Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

lovely bars restaurents friendly people and staff lovely surroundings have enjoyed many lovely afternoons evenings here

Thank Liz B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Very good eateries in this area and its nice to be able to sit outside when the weather is nice. High end shops that are good to browse in whether you can afford the contents or not! Some impressive buildings too. Not far from the main drag so very easy to access.

Thank Morag M

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