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Merchant City

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Neighbourhood: City Centre
As featured in 3 Days in Glasgow and 2 other guides
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Address: Glasgow, Scotland
Phone Number: 01415523138
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Self-guided walking tour maps are available from George Square Tourist...

Self-guided walking tour maps are available from George Square Tourist Office of Merchant City, now a vibrant historic cafe quarter and designer-shopping mecca. Highlights of this tour, which dates back to medieval times, include the grand neo-classical halls and Georgian townhouses built for Glasgow's rich tobacco barons and shipping merchants.

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Excellent high end shopping

Very nice indoor mall but very expensive shopping. Good cafes and restaurants. Worth a visit. There is a lift

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dundee, United Kingdom
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice indoor mall but very expensive shopping. Good cafes and restaurants. Worth a visit. There is a lift

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great choice of restaurants , lots of diversity . we chose Mercado in the Square which was excellent. Deliciously authentic Spanish food. served with a smile!

Thank Janice W
Glasgow Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fabulous selection of restaurants, bars and cafes to be found here. This is where the Christmas markets pitch up, and in the summer [sic] there are usually a couple of vintage festivals. The night light here is more geared to the 30+ which is great as you feel really comfortable walking into bar and restaurants knowing you are not... More 

Thank Minxy66
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Merchant City is a lovely part of Glasgow with lots of great bars and brilliant restaurants. You should definately head here for a night out or lunch.

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

We often visit Merchant city when in Glasgow. Love people watching there. So many bars and restaurants

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Lovely variety of restaurants and bars Very cosmopolitan and interesting Shopping available too Venue for various types of entertainment

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I was here having lunch with family that live in Glasgow and I on holiday from Canada This place is fun great to see so many people out having food drinks great atmosphere

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Something for everyone here from shopping to eating & drinking. Always events on in and around the area too.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is Scotland's biggest city's gem. Revitalised after this part of the city's decline, post the European City of Culture Award in 1990, and revitalised, this is a must see/visit/do. The 'Golden Mile' encompasses a mile - strangely enough - which stretches east from Buchanan street near the Central Staion for a mile east. Buchanan Street - packed with designer... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Plenty of Glasgow history to be enjoyed as well as an upmarket shopping experience. You can drag around and take in some really fantastic Victorian architecture. It's a good tip to keep looking up as the buildings are beautiful in a way that isn't as easily appreciated at ground level. Their names, and sometimes ghost signs in doorways show their... More 

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