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Glasgow West End, Glasgow

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A section of the city known for its bohemian culture and celebrity guests, Glasgow West End is an active neighborhood for both residents and visitors. Take a stroll down Byres Road to visit the area's main attractions, including the Glasgow Botanic Gardens, the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center, and myriad bars, boutiques, clubs, and restaurants. The University of Glasgow is located here, marked by the famous spire of its main building, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott. This towering landmark can be seen for miles throughout the city and is an icon of the University of Glasgow, which is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. While in the area, visit One Devonshire Gardens to check out where the celebrities rest their weary heads. Kelvingrove Park is the home of many of the neighborhood's well-known restaurants and cafes. A visit to Glasgow West End represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Glasgow vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • As areas of Glasgow to wander about in, shop, eat, or just stretch your legs, the West End is all right. A little hilly in places, if offers good walking and many opportunities to have a bite to eat o...  more »
  • Plenty of little shops for those things you didn't think you needed. Caters for all tastes of eateries. Ethnic, Italian, British, you name it you can find it here. Expensive or inexpensive.  more »
  • Quiet refuge from the hustle and bustle of Glasgow centre. Lots of shops, pubs and restaurants to explore. Botanic Gardens are nice walking area for a sunny day.  more »