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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. To visit Merchant City on your trip to Glasgow, use our Glasgow trip builder tool .
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  • This neighborhood in the heart of the city is the busiest of Glasgow, with a host of shops and bars to eat. This area gives off positive feelings and there is quality stores.
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  • To visit this area renovated Glasgow with its shops, restaurants and public market that make you discover another aspect of Glasgow. Ideal for there lunch, an aperitif, dinner and make purchases of public market.
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  • Good area for a walk close to the Centre of Glasgow. There are several restaurant and also the known Merchant Square, which is a market of restaurants.
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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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