Buchanan Street

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Buchanan Street

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Cutting through the heart of Glasgow, this bustling pedestrianized street is lined with sleek shopping centers, restaurants and several cultural highlights.

Buchanan Street is a common part of any trip to Glasgow as it is bookended by two major stations. Spend time on this wide, car-free street during your trip to the cosmopolitan city. Walk along the length of “Style Mile” for an afternoon of shopping and sightseeing.

At the northern end of Buchanan Street is a set of iconic steps that lead up to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Lounge with the locals who like to gather on the stairs as a focal point in the city. Not far from this meeting point is the statue of Donald Dewar, the first leader of a devolved Scottish Parliament.

Spend an evening in the concert hall, which hosts orchestras, legendary musicians and experimental performances. The modern auditorium, shaped for the best listening experience, is the Glasgow home of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, who perform here frequently.

Head south from the hall to reach the Buchanan Galleries, an expansive mall. This street is the main shopping destination in the city, with fashion boutiques and several stylish retail centers. Spend hours browsing the latest trends in Princes Square Shopping Centre, which is built around an elegant, glass-roofed atrium. The jewelry shops in Argyll Arcade are equally enticing.

Take a small detour off Buchanan Street in either direction to admire art in beautiful surroundings. Turn to the west to the Lighthouse, a center for design and architecture created by famous architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. A few yards east of the street is the neoclassical Gallery of Modern Art, which combines permanent exhibits with touring exhibitions to display the best in contemporary painting, sculpture and multimedia.

After filling your shopping bags, relax in one of the cafés and restaurants facing onto the street. Choose from Indian restaurants, pizzerias, American food joints or more informal coffee shops.

Walk from Buchanan Street to Glasgow's two major train stations. Trains from Queen Street head north and east into the rest of Scotland, while Glasgow Central links the city to the west coast as well as regular routes into England.

Top Hotels Close to Buchanan Street

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4 out of 5
80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 4QG
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4 out of 5
50 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 3QB
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Motel One Glasgow
Motel One Glasgow
3.5 out of 5
78-82 Oswald Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 4PL
The price is $86 per night from May 20 to May 21
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Point A Hotel Glasgow
Point A Hotel Glasgow
3.5 out of 5
80 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 2EN
The price is $55 per night from May 22 to May 23
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Maldron Hotel Glasgow City
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4 out of 5
50 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 3QB
The price is $88 per night from May 22 to May 23
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4 out of 5
80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 4QG
The price is $84 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
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Motel One Glasgow
Motel One Glasgow
3.5 out of 5
78-82 Oswald Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 4PL
The price is $86 per night from May 20 to May 21
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voco Grand Central Glasgow
voco Grand Central Glasgow
4 out of 5
99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 3SF
The price is $112 per night from May 22 to May 23
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DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central
DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central
4 out of 5
Cambridge Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 3HN
The price is $101 per night from May 22 to May 23
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Native Glasgow
Native Glasgow
4 out of 5
14 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 2DH
The price is $97 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
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Carlton George Hotel
Carlton George Hotel
4 out of 5
44 West George Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 1DH
The price is $92 per night from May 22 to May 23
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citizenM Hotel Glasgow
4 out of 5
60 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 3BW
The price is $78 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
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