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Glasgow Scotland Shopping - Princes Square ( is a very upscale shopping center. It is quite modern, and resides inside a beautifully renovated Victorian building. This mall features a number of specialty stores including fashion outlets as well as a number of fantastic dining options.

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St. Enoch Shopping Centre ( offers some more affordable merchandise than at Princes Square. Officially opened in 1989, it is a major retail destination and features 750,000 square feet of retail space with planned renovations that will make it 1 million square feet. The mall has brand name and independent retailers such as Debenhams, Burton, Virgin, and many more. It has a very large food court for weary shoppers to rest.

The Barras, held every Saturday and Sunday, is just east of Glasgow’s George Square. This unique and historic market offers an abundant array of special treasures at various stalls and shops. This market holds auctions as well – it is an interesting and fun taste of traditional street vending.

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Braehead Shopping Centre on the western outskirts of town.

Paddy’s Market on Shipbank Lane.

Buchanan Galleries at the top of Buchanan Street

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Glasgow Interesting Facts

  • The first official international football match was played at the West of Scotland Cricket Club in 1872.
  • Glasgow is home of one of the five Clyde built sailing-ships left afloat in the world.
  • The first weekly service to North America sailed from Yorkhill Quay.
  • The Hunterian Art Gallery and Museum was the first public museum in Scotland in 1807.
  • Famous architects Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander Thomson came from Glasgow.
  • Glasgow is the only city in Scotland with underground train service.
  • Glasgow’s original underground system is the oldest underground system in the world.
  • The Mitchell Library is Europe’s largest public reference library.
  • The Kibble Palace in the Botanic Gardens was a gift from John Kibble in 1873.
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