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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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  • Good area for hiking, shopping or simply enjoy the movement!! Good piece focuses on the Boardwalk of Argyle Street and perpendicular streets. For those who enjoy music, just follow until the end of the Boardwalk and find numerous Megastores of musical instruments!
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  • This wonderfully clean, varied and lively part of Glasgow City Centre is a must for everyone.The choice of bars and restaurants is excellent, and ample parking literally right on the doorstep, don't m...  more »
  • A lot of nioce restaurants within this area, and excellent choice of meals. Would highly recommend a visit.  more »
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