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Reviewed 4 days ago

Buchanan Street has it all! Great shops, fantastic atmosphere created by the various street entertainers and the people so friendly. Caters for all ages, street is so clean, a visit is a must.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The center of town an where you can get a train, cabs and the store, pubs and restaurants. The busyness street in town who see intertainer in the street, bagpipe music and various outer items to see.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Companion170217
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Being a Glaswegian, buchanan street is a common place to be. For tourists it is a must visit if you like shopping. All big brands are here with nice malls along the way. It is common to see live music and shows being performed on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got some of my Christmas shopping and then some bargains in the sales in Buchanan Street. Some of my favourite shops include Tiso and Next but also got a great shirt in Lewin. Spent cash in Zara too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JohnMason1957
Reviewed 1 week ago

Buchanan Street beats as you would expect the heart of Glasgow to do. The atmosphere is welcoming, the stores are accessible and the street performers who gather each day are wonderfully talented. You don't need a purpose on Buchanan Street, simply wandering is all you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, daughter and I spent several hours on and around Buchanan St. The beautiful architecture is worth the trip on its own, especially the way they’ve repurposed old buildings rather than knocking them down (as in my home town of Sydney, Australia). Also lots...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CraigN678
Reviewed 1 week ago

Buchanan Street in Glasgow is a shoppers dream,it has got something for everyone,there is also a number of indoor shopping centers scattered along the street.It also has many good Resturants and cafes.I personaly prefer Glasgow to Edingburgh.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank timheffer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having left Glasgow some 50years ago I rember Buchanan Street as the prime location for the top class shops. It has dramatically changed and is not the mainstay of class now. Most of the class has moved into the Buchanan Street Mall which is very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Glasgow is fantastic for shopping and Buchanan streethas it all.there are also lots of nic3 restaurants.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank esther913
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a great atmosphere whatever the weather. Fabulous buskers and nice Christmas lights. Some lovely cafes along the street and in wee side streets. All the main chain shops plus a few less common like the White Company, Tiso, Victoria's secret and some touristy tartan...More

Date of experience: January 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.
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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