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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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  • A part of the city centre which was redeveloped a few years ago from warehouses to yuppie residencies and a good job they seem to have done too. Plenty of Victorian architecture around too.  more »
  • We enjoyed walking round the eastend Merchant City district with the famous steeple in the middle of it where the famous Glasgow Cross was sited. It is busy bustling area, packed with shops (some...  more »
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