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Glasgow West End

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A big mix of vintage shops, (pricey) gift shops and photo opportunities, it's never boring in the West End. The University of Glasgow is the hub of the West End, with loads of... read more

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

A big mix of vintage shops, (pricey) gift shops and photo opportunities, it's never boring in the West End. The University of Glasgow is the hub of the West End, with loads of cafes, bars and restaurants to keep you busy. If shopping isn't your thing, there's also the Kelvingrove Museum, Kelvingrove Park, and the Botanic Gardens - all free... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The West End has lots of shops, cafes, restaurants all in an easily walked area. It is near Glasgow University and has good transport links to the city centre. The West End has always been considered the trendy place to be and is popular with young and old.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Full of students and skint hoorays, dont even atempt to drive in the west end as you cannot park and theres cyclists everywhere. Used to be the exclusive part of town but now full of neds and trashy people on nights out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The West End is a small and picturesque district of Glasgow University, which is mainly inhabited by students. Byres Road is the central point. This area is much different from the rest of the Glasgow atmosphere. It is like a city within a city. Excellent spot to drink a cup of coffee or enjoy a cold beer. I made a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You could drive through and not know half of it was there! So many Cafes, Bars, Bistros and Restaurants....so much choice so little time. Don't miss the delights of Ashton Lane a hidden gem for bars.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This attractive residential , cathedral and university area is a great place for a stroll to people watch and take in some of the Glasgow sights. Contains a lot of the local history. Especially nice on a warm summer day

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

The west end is traditionally seen as Glasgow's university quarter and is a predominately inhabited by a combination of students and the urban middle classes. Byres Road is the centre point and has no shortage of bars and restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many things to see and do in Glasgow, including the West end. Take particular note of the botanical gardens and the beautiful architecture!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really nice area which you could easily wonder around, lots of nice funky places to est with healthy options. Worth a stroll on a sunny afternoon.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of great independent shops and enough vintage shopping to keep anyone happy. Lots of handy little cafes too so you're never far from a 'wee snack'.

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