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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Glasgow, Scotland
City Centre
+44 141 552 3138
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All reviews fruit market great atmosphere great bars and restaurants italian centre george square designer shops something for everyone visiting glasgow architecture venues
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard that Glasgow Centre was a dreary, grim, non-cultural place and to avoid it. Glad I didn't! Merchant City is a wonderful area - just full of vibrant shops, restaurants, bars, and coffee houses. Such a great job was done here. Nice place...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Well worth a little wonder around and grab a drink or something to eat and to discover more of Glasgow

Thank Eastendyid
Reviewed 22 September 2018

A ivisit to Glasgow would not be complete without a visit to The Merchant City. Some of the finest examples of Glasgows' magnificent buildings are on display. A selection of bars and eateries to whet any appetite or quench any thirst, outside seating gives a...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We'd been told that Glasgow was a sterile city with little cultural flair. We were told wrong. We stayed in Merchant City near George's Square and loved it. In fact, we wished that we'd ignored other people's advice and spent more time in the area....More

Thank Daryl C
Reviewed 5 September 2018

A happening place to be in. too many peoples, having drinks and food, someone being helped by others on his/her way, someone being taken care of after he/she tumble down the street..

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

One of the best areas of Glasgow city centre with a multitude of excellent bars, restaurants and other entertainment venues to suit all tastes and budgets. Very lively at the weekend. And Merchant Square (a building within Merchant City) is really cool. All within minutes...More

Thank Eyerite
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Terible food, terible drunk peopple,not people Not recomending to anyone coming to scotland !!!! Do not go to Uk

Thank Sven V
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

As visitors, the neighbourhood was an exciting place to visit with great shops and lots to look at. We felt very safe and enjoyed ourselves.

Thank J1e2n3n4y
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is the busiest place in Glasgow for under aged drinking by a country mile. Full of young kids getting drunk and having their type of fun. If your over 25 give it a wide berth

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Lots of shops and interesting architecture not difficult to find just off the main shopping street would return in future

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