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“Euch”

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Euch”
Reviewed May 17, 2012

Better seen from the outside than experienced from within this is basically a railway bridge with shops under it. Dark, dank, fume filled and often populated by spotty teens moving to and from the nearby McDonalds this is somwhere I wouldn't cross the street to see.

Visited May 2012
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“you dont need rain to visit”
Reviewed May 13, 2012

its only a railway bridge, but the history is there for all to see. a nice 100 yards of shops, pubs and of course a railway station. so called because its where the men from the highlands sheltered from the rain whilst out looking for work. the stations worth a look as well.

Visited May 2012
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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“The Hielanman's Umbrella”
Reviewed March 4, 2012

Situated under the Central Station Bridge, although there are a lot of nice small shops it is very dark with lots of traffic fumes as buses, taxis and cars all pass through. The name was given I believe because visitors from Up North used to shelter under the bridge from the rain in days gone by.

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Better from the outside than under it!!”
Reviewed May 17, 2011

Not so much an attraction as such, but more an oddity or a piece of tourist trivia. Hielanman's Umbrella (note the spelling) - is the name of the pretty glass bridge with the rather Parisian looking windows over Argyle Street that carries Central Station over the street - you can't miss it if you are in Glasgow city centre (especially as they've now applied giant "CENTRAL STATION" letters to it!). The legend is that homeless Highlanders who came to Glasgow seeking work following the Highland Clearances used to shelter under the bridge whenever it rained. It's always been a rather dingy and unremarkable place to stand under to be honest, and although a lot of money has been spent trying to jazz it up with pretty shop fronts, high powered lights and massive fans so you don't get choked to death with exhaust fumes - the shopping experience is rather ordinary. That said - the now legendary Arches nightclub is now accessed from under the Umbrella - which is most people's reason for hanging about there.

Visited September 2010
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Ayrshire
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“not worth a detour”
Reviewed April 9, 2009

I can't believe this is listed as an attraction! The Hielan' man's Umbrella is the nickname for the section of Argyle Street under the bridge where the main line railway comes in to Glasgow Central Station. It comes from folk coming to the city without a home, who used to sleep rough here on the street out of the weather. There's no particular problem with homeless people here, but the shops aren't worth detouring to. You can reach it by going down the escalators to the Lower Level exit from Central Station on the way to platforms 16 & 17. Or walk west from the St Enoch's shopping centre - the overbridge (or umbrella) is unmissable.

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