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Address: Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland

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Central Station Bridge.

Constructed during a station rebuild of 1901 - 1905, there are many shops and a compact feeling due to the funnelling of pedestrians and traffic. The shops are a mixture of fast... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brian C
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Constructed during a station rebuild of 1901 - 1905, there are many shops and a compact feeling due to the funnelling of pedestrians and traffic. The shops are a mixture of fast food outlets, phone repair shops and the like as found neighbouring many large train stations around the world. It's only really a destination as a transport hub.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Nice piece of architecture to look at but sadly has taken its toll due to the increasingly seedy nature of the shops around it. This may be improving as a deli or two are moving in hit you have to survive the pen shops, chip shops, old mans bars and greggs. It's still a lovely piece of architecture and being... More 

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1 Thank Sarah D
Scotland, United Kingdom
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415 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

It used to be a nice thoroughfare but now, you get choked with car and bus fumes,approached by beggars or folk playing music begging. It does give access to the Central Railway station both high and low level. If you need to use, make sure you keep streetwise.

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3 Thank Keith J
Glasgow, Scotland
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1,013 reviews
767 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

When I was young we used to look forward to a visit to look in the window of the toy shop that was under this bridge although we could never afford anything we could dream. This area is now a nightmare. I get of the bus almost everyday here and it is horrible. Young men begging in the street, sick... More 

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1 Thank Taxidevil
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

In the process of writing this review, i had a look at some of the other reviews posted here to establish if i was the only one that thought this area of Argyll St was blot on Glasgow city centre. Having read the succinct and brief review by ForeverDeepBlue he or she almost nailed it. Yes it is a mix... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

A shame this used to be an old Glasgow attraction and meeting place - where people met off the train from Central Station and it used to have Scottish shops and nice jeweller - Its now just a collection of retail shops and greasy fish and chip shops/eating places and a place for down and outs of Glasgow. Such a... More 

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Glasgow
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46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

A collection of bad pubs, worse chip shops, drug addicts and exhaust fumes. Use the main entrance if you entering/exiting the central station.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

It's dark and dank even on the hottest of days. The road is busy and the pavements narrow. But there are interesting places to visit under there - not least of all the Arches cafe/bar and theatre. It's a city centre street, which takes you from one place to another. It's not the prettiest, but I've seen worse, and its... More 

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1 Thank SomeRandomBinty
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

This artery under Central Station is populated by undesirables and rotten shops, it is still fume filled even if it has large extract ventilation fans - at the west end of it groups of teenagers congregate outside Macdonalds ........ if you take my advice it is best avoided or get through quickly if you have to - not a pretty... More 

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

Apocryphally so-called because it sheltered the Highlanders who arrived off the trains to Central station from Glasgow's ubiquitous rain, the Umbrella is an imposing example of a Victorian over-engineered railway bridge. Straddling Argyll Street, all of life's necessities are contained thereunder. Take a wee walk and listen to the banter :o)

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