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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Buchanan street has shops to suit all. My favourite thing on Buchanan st is stopping and taking time to look up and at all the fabulous buildings. The architecture designs are fab.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So many shops, restaurants near by and great views! My boyfriend and I come to Glasgow a few times a a year and here is always our first stop!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rhiannehughes
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a few days in Glasgow I really like the shopping here so much better than Edinburgh in my opinion. There are shops in a pedestrian only street to suit every budget lovely little tea rooms and restaurants nearby. Lots of arcades branching of Main...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank stell77
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This street was buzzing with activities, street artists, a great place to people watch! A great range of shops, chain shops and high end stores. Even if you don't go in the shops you can take time to look at the magnificent architecture of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ruby37
Reviewed 5 days ago

this is a really great street, it has some good buskers who are very lively, also very good variety of quality shops. the street is pedestrianised and wide for walking comfortably, it is really worth a visit, rain or shine, you will enjoy the experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank William D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely area for shopping, Eating, and enjoying the varying architectural aspects of this vibrant city.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Phil C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Buchanan Street has the best range of shops with something to suit every pocket. House of Fraser flagship store, Ted Baker, Russell & Bromley mixed with H&M, New Look & Monki. Buchanan Street also houses Princes Square with more shops and nice places to eat....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LizM2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably I would say best street for Glasgow if you want shopping trip as I say it gets looked after and there is plenty shops even the indoor bit at Buchanan gallery There is always activities going on with people singing and shows...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank grahamperrins33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In centre of the hustle and bustle, plenty to see and do, lots of shops, bars etc great place to meet

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank leiwrc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Buchanan Street was pedestrianised many years ago and is one of te best shopping strteets in the city. One can stroll down it from Buchanan Galleries at the top to St Enoch's at the bottom, then if you get tired, jump on the subway at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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October 5, 2017|
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Response from sceptic17 | Reviewed this property |
there are some nice places to eat in merchant city too. You can try chaophraya, it's in buchanan street. also in buchanan galleries they have a section for sitting and eating, you can check that out too.
Shona M
December 1, 2016|
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Response from bunhon | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have no idea where that hotel is.
Shona M
December 1, 2016|
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Response from sultan c | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't now. But there are very good transportation links in and around there. Just check with local hotel and they should be able help you.
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Edinburgh, Scotland
Taxi fare (3 Replies)
Could someone tell me what the approximate taxi fare from Buchanan Street bus station to Langside College at Prospecthill would be in the middle of the day? I know I could get the train from Central to Mount Florida but would prefer a taxi if it isn't too expensive. Thanks.
August 21, 2008|
Response fromseverin6|
In a hack, around £6/7.
Nathan A
Murrieta, California, United States
Which area should I stay at in November (5 Replies)
Will be going to the UK in November. Coming into Glasgow and flying out of Dublin. I will probably be in Glasgow two night. Is there any area you recommend staying at where I would be centrally located to a lot of things? I would prefer to walk everywhere I can if possible with the occasional taxi cab if needed. I heard Buchanan Street area is where I should stay. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
September 13, 2013|
Response frommadscotsman115|
Hi, Buchanan St is the main shopping street and has no hotels, but is virtually dead centre of town. The city centre is quite compact and easy to navigate on foot being based on the grid system and at around 1 mile square, walking around would take no more than 20 mins end to end, so any hotel will suffice of which all the major players have at least one hotel. Would suggest to make the most of your time and to see all the major sites you should take the Hop On Hop Off bus tour which is £12...More
Purple C
Scotland, United Kingdom
Buses to Glasgow University from Buchanan St Bus station? (7 Replies)
I've been trying to find out what bus routes are the most frequent/convenient for getting between Glasgow University and Buchanan Street bus station. Sadly I'm a bit dense when it comes to routes and timetables. Any chance someone in the know can tip me the nod as to which buses might be most suitable, and have the closest drop off/pick up points to Glasgow University. thanks muchly :-)
October 13, 2008|
Response fromGM157|
try the subway