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Glasgow West End

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The West End is a fantastic part of Glasgow. It has Byres Road, with its many bars and places to eat. Loved it round here as a student many moons ago but did not feel out of place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The West End is a fantastic part of Glasgow. It has Byres Road, with its many bars and places to eat. Loved it round here as a student many moons ago but did not feel out of place returning as a forty something!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The westend has alot to offer from nice cafes, bars and shops. At the top of Byres Road you can visit the Botanic Gardens, further down you could explore Glasgow university, also head to Kelvingrove Museum or Kelvingrove Park. Slightly further out is the Riverside Museum. Lots of restaurants and coffee shops. There is plenty to explore.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Glasgow is certainly not the nicest place on Earth (nor it tries to be, proud enough of its own identity. If you stick to the city centre, the elegant Merchant City, buzzing Buchanan Street or quintaessentially Glaswegian Sauchiehall Street, you will be missing the nicest and most gentle side of this lovely Scottish town. Yes, venture beyond Sauchiehall St onto... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay on Bank Street just off of Great Western Road. This is a very cool laid back neighborhood. Good eateries and close to the Botanic Garden, Kelvingrove Museum and Park. Lots to do and see here.

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Bo'ness Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to wander and pop into some of the nicer shops. usual high no of charity shops but offset by lovely cafes and eateries

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The West End, from the Art Gallery and Museum, past Kelingrove Park and over the river towards Byres Road at the Dumbarton Road end all the way along its length to Great Western Road at the northern end ath e Botanical Gardens, and then back up the hill heading back into Glasgow city centre is fabulous. You have the fabulous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A variety of things to do, shop, wander, eat, tour all easily nearby. Great sights and really good for the photographer in you. Very nice shops and pubs. Very clean, trendy and upbeat. Check out some walking tours.

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

Always something going on. Byres road is highlight but Great Western road also worth a visit. Lots of interesting shops, eateries and drinkeries. Posh grub at likes of Ubiquitous Chip (expensive, scottish, Aston Lane) and Cafe Andaluz (moderate prices, spanish, very good). Also lots of good quality, medium price venues with character (Curlers pub, Hanoi Bike shop).

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

Worth a wander about the 'trendy' West End. Some fantastic eateries and venues. The people of Glasgow are some of the warmest and friendliest on the planet. Everyone is up for a bit of a chat. Fab.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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