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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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Glasgow, Scotland
City Centre
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We enjoyed walking round the eastend Merchant City district with the famous steeple in the middle of it where the famous Glasgow Cross was sited. It is busy bustling area, packed with shops (some very 'high end') restaurants, residentials locations and businesses. Definitely
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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 time was spent here. I wish we had another
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Lots of bars, restaurants and cafe's frequented by many professional types. Good atmosphere when busy. A bit soulless on quieter days.
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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.
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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 daily walks there.
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