Barras Market
Barras Market
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Key Info

Gallowgate

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Shopping, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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  • 4.0Atmosphere

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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