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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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  • August 14, 2017
    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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  • August 8, 2017
    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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  • August 2, 2017
    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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