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Glasgow Shopping Breaks

The Sandyford Hotel is a fantastic hotel for visitors to Glasgow intending to take advantage of Glasgow's shopping. Located between Glasgow's City Centre and West End, and with great transport links, the Sandyford Hotel is the ideal destination for a shopping break holiday. And our affordable room rates will leave you with more to spend when you get there!

Buchanan Galleries Glasgow

Buchanan Galleries is the premier quality shopping centre in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland's shopping capital. Positioned at the junction of Glasgow's famous Sauchiehall and Buchanan Streets, Buchanan Galleries is right beside rail, underground and bus stations. The shopping centre has its own award winning 2000 space car park only minutes from the M8 Motorway and is easily accessed from all directions.

Buchanan Galleries provides Glasgow residents and visitors with an unequalled shopping experience. The superb choice of our 80 quality shops, including the John Lewis Department Store, ensures that customers have the best choice for fashion, clothing, accessories and gifts galore.

The shopping centre is a 'must visit' for the serious shopper.

The Barras Market Glasgow

The Barras (more properly The Barrowland market) is a major street and indoor weekend market in the East End of Glasgow, Scotland. (The term "barra" is Glaswegian dialect for "barrow", relating to the market's early years, where traders sold there wares from handcarts). Barrowland is sometimes used to describe the district itself where the market is located, which is actually officially known as Calton.

One of Glasgow's most famous institutions, The Barras was founded by James and Margaret McIver in the interwar years. Several of the smaller 1921-era market halls still bear the McIver name, although the main Barrowland Ballroom building was rebuilt after a fire in 1958, reopening in 1960. The ballroom has become a world famous musical venue.

St Enoch Shopping Center Glasgow

The St. Enoch Centre, still the largest glass structure in Europe, prides itself on being a fun, family, and friendly shopping centre. The complex contains over 80 stores, a wide variety shops include many British high street stores here such as Boots, BhS, Debenhams, Oasis & Burton.

The centre boasts Scotland's biggest food court, with over 850 seats and food outlets such as Sandwich Delight, Sea Fresh, Spuds 'r' Us, Di Maggios plus lots more. It has become one of Glasgow's best-known landmarks.

The Centre started trading in May 1989 and was officially opened by the then Prime Minister, Mrs Margaret Thatcher, in May 1990. When St. Enoch Square was first opened in 1783 it was used for grazing sheep!

Princes Square

A replica of Foucault's Pendulum, which demonstrate that the earth is turning, is the centrepiece of this city-centre mecca of 'must visit' shops and restaurants ranged over six floors. The range of upmarket outlets is overwhelming, so watch that credit card, it might just get away from you and wreak havoc. Hugo, Calvin Klein, French Connection, Reiss, Whistles & Morgan outlets might cause some damage.

This is perhaps the symbol of the new improved, culturally capitalised, 'designer' Glasgow. You might love it or loath it, but it has become as much a part of Glasgow.

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