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Gallowgate

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Free

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1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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Some recent travelers disappointingly note that the Barras Market had really gone down in quality. However, the majority of visitors seemed to enjoy their few hours digging through piles of flea market goods and haggling in the market. Get to the market off the Argyle Street train station, or you can hop on a bus that drops off at Glasgow Cross. Open on the weekends, travelers say the Barras really gets going about 11 a.m. and ends about 5 p.m.

  • If you've managed so far to avoid rubbing shoulders with everyday Glaswegians, head for the Barras market (Gallowgate; 44-141-552-4601; www.glasgow-barrowland.com) in the gritty East End. The market is full of hidden treasures and found junk: everything from tweed caps and garda (police) jackets to freshly butchered meat and lucky-charm ornaments." -- New York Times
  • The Barras is notorious for designer frauds, so be cautious. Watch your wallet, too." -- Lonely Planet
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Travelers express astonishment at this museum's near pitch-perfection. The Burrell Collection's glass walls not only encase a variety of objects and artworks, but they also usher in the surrounding woodlands. In the collection, donated by the late millionaire Sir William Burrell, you'll find everything from Chinese ceramics to Rodin sculptures. And once you're done with the art, you can wander about the surrounding Pollok Country Park.

Open daily, the Burrell Collection can be viewed for free. And travelers highly recommend you take advantage of this steal, saying the museum's variety of art and its milieu are beyond compare.   

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