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  • Address: Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Hours: Daily
Glasgow’s Merchant City buzzes with cool bars, hip restaurants, boutique hotels and designer stores. Stretching from Merchant Square to Royal Exchange Square, the whole area is perfect for a stroll and popular for its high-end shopping centered on Ingram Street and the Italian Centre, the home of the UK’s first Versace. With its piazzas, arches and pavement cafes, the city center district has a decidedly continental feel - a surprise in the heart of Scotland’s biggest city.

Remember to look up at all of the Victorian facades and lovingly restored 18th-century warehouses. From Glasgow Cathedral in all its Gothic glory to the looming necropolis known as the Victorian City of the Dead, there is plenty to interest architecture aficionados. Make sure to look out for Provand’s Lordship, too; it’s the only medieval house in the city.

Every year, tens of thousands descend on Merchant City for the multi-arts Merchant City Festival. The Public Arts Trail also runs right through the district, and the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) sits in Royal Exchange Square.

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Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow, Glasgow, null

Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow

Explore Glasgow's music scene with this two hour guided walking tour of iconic venues in the Merchant City and East End. Entertaining and informative, this ...  Read more

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $19.28
City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Glasgow, Literary, Art & Music Tours

City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Explore Glasgow, one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe with this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off ticket aboard an open-top ...  Read more

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

From USD $17.99

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