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Buchanan Street, Glasgow

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The largest shopping street in Scotland, Buchanan Street is also known for its Victorian-era architecture. High-end, brand-name stores run along the street from north to south, but some local shops reside on the side streets. Begin at the south end of the street with the Princes Square Mall and the House of Fraser flagship store. At the north end of the street are the Buchanan Galleries and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Both cultural attractions are worth a visit after your shopping, but take your time getting there. To visit Buchanan Street on your trip to Glasgow, use our Glasgow road trip planning site .
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  • A shopping street, as they are found in almost every major city. Beautiful building and street music
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  • One of the best places to go shopping in Glasgow. Most of the street is pedestrianised, so plenty of space to wander from side to side viewing the shops without being squashed. Just watch out for St V...  more »
  • Any visitor to Glasgow, the dear green place, cannot be anything but impressed by Buchan Street. At the top end to the North lies the Buchanan Galleries which is a superb shopping mall with a great Jo...  more »

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Glasgow's revitalized city center offers outstanding accommodations--along with some of the finest shopping outside London. Considered one of the finest Victorian cities in Britain, Glasgow is renowned for its centrally located hotels. Spacious rooms overlook the historical city center, and award-winning restaurants and trendy cafes occupy the lower levels. Farther away from the central areas, which are often noisy and crowded with tourists, is a world of small B&Bs and guesthouses. These considerably cheaper options offer quality lodging in quiet neighborhoods less frequented by weekend revelers and rowdy nightlife lovers.
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