Near the remnants of medieval Glasgow is the Merchant City, with some of the city's most important Georgian and Victorian buildings, many of them built by prosperous tobacco merchants. Today the area is noted for its trendy eateries and for the designer stores that line Ingram Street and others. Many of Glasgow's young and upwardly mobile make their home here, in converted buildings ranging from warehouses to the old Sheriff's Court. Shopping here is expensive, but the area is worth visiting if you're seeking the youthful Glasgow style. Stick to well-lit, well-traveled areas after sunset.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Glasgow's oldest house, one of only four medieval buildings surviving in the city, was built in 1471 by Bishop Andrew…Learn More >
St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
An outstanding collection of artifacts, including Celtic crosses and statuettes of Hindu gods, reflects the many religious groups that have…Learn More >
The most complete of Scotland's cathedrals (it would have been more complete had 19th-century vandals not pulled down its two…Learn More >