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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's difficult to believe the number of good cafes, boutiques and restaurants that can be found in such a small area. We only had a one night stay in Glasgow and were in a BnB within walking distance of the Merchant City. Most of our...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of bars, restaurants and cafe's frequented by many professional types. Good atmosphere when busy. A bit soulless on quieter days.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Bob50M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice area to take a walk and look up at the architecture of the buildings, lots of places to stop and refuel. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank malc1005
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed staying in a flat in the old press building in Merchant City. Our street was quiet as can be, yet so very convenient. Several notable Italian restaurants were very close by. And, we were close enough to the Clyde river to go for...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mike O
Reviewed September 9, 2019

Had a great time wandering around here. Lots of lovely old buildings to gaze at. Unique shops and eateries. Worth a walk round.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed August 15, 2019

I liked the place as it had multiple options to do over here. I also liked the cleanliness of the place.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AshishS3612
Reviewed August 12, 2019

Plenty good quality bars and eateries and being located close to the city centre well worth a wander - get a taxi because street parking can be hit and miss the area tends to be pretty popular day or night

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank evie20122018
Reviewed July 28, 2019

Lots of restaurants and good shops - would be nice if this could be extended to High Street and Saltmarket as this area seems to be neglected.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Burnrose
Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

Visited on a busy Saturday early evening. Friendly relaxed atmosphere. We ordered drinks and coffee, us 2 gals had the House Rose Wine, my Son in Law had House Red Wine, all delicious for house wines especially, my husband also said the coffee was very...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 325jeanm
Reviewed June 13, 2019

Just as you start walking west from the Cathedral you will see signs saying Merchant city. It's the area around George Square.

Date of experience: June 2019
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