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Merchant City, Glasgow

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Visit what was once home to merchants, monks and merry makers as the city of Glasgow developed in wealth and notoriety. Merchant City is today home to bars, hotels, luxury apartments, and boutiques. You will find that everything is within walking distance and the vast majority of attractions are free. Explore the River Clyde, Glasgow Green, Glasgow Cathedral, Necropolis, People’s Palace and Britannia Panoptican (the world’s oldest surviving music hall and where Stan Laurel made his debut). Shop among the extensive range of brands, eat at one of many international restaurants and grab a drink at one of the funky nightspots. Explore the area on foot and download trails and guides from the official website to assist navigation. Use our Glasgow vacation route planner to add Merchant City and other attractions to your Glasgow vacation plans.
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  • Lots of choices here and they all looked very inviting. There was a decent crowd with good energy. We had a Malaysian meal which was very good and our waiters were delightful .  more »
  • All the major stores are within a few blocks, so easy to find. It's a vibrant area..lots of people..it felt safe...  more »
  • A part of city full of what we do best. Drink,eat and socialise. Weekends here are busy, enjoyable and got to be experienced  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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