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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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Restaurants and Bars Galore!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Thank awayoverthere
Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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.

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Thank Morag M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to go to for food, drink or just a browse around the stalls inside the old fruit market area beneath the old City Halls, not far from train station and handy for bus routes also

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Thank Joyce G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About 5mins or so by Taxi from the Centre of Glasgow, the whole area has either been or is in the course of being Rejuvenated. Its a quirky, very popular area, Didn't see any 'large Chains' all mainly small Independents - excellent

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Thank DavidCraddock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This location brings out the hidden shopper in most of us. There is a wide selection from which to select and window shopping is an option.

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Thank Tim R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a mixture of old fashioned pubs and really fine eating establishments the merchant city area takes a bit of beating. There is also some live entertainment in some of the pubs. All this adds up to a great night in the centre of the city.

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Thank John C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

loved it here. great to wander around, fantastic restaurants and bars, we sampled a couple. Also great for people watching. We visited in the afternoon, I would guess this is a great place for an evening out. Maybe next time.

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

We did a Treasure Trail around the area of the Merchant City which I would recommend The trails are available to purchase on line and we found very interesting locations of historical interest

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