Fodor's Expert Review Barras Market

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Scotland's largest indoor market—named for the barrows, or pushcarts, formerly used by the stallholders—prides itself on selling everything "from a needle to an anchor" and is a must-see for anyone addicted to searching through piles of junk for bargains. Open on weekends only, the atmosphere is always good-natured, and you can find just about anything here, in any condition, from dusty model railroads to antique jewelry. Haggling is mandatory. You can reach the Barras by walking along Argyle Street from the St. Enoch subway station. The Barrowland Ballroom, which forms part of the market, was once where Glaswegians went to dance; today it is a venue for concerts of every kind. Across the road is one of Glasgow's oldest pubs, the Saracen's Head. Enter with caution, as ghosts are said to abound.

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244 Gallowgate
Glasgow, Glasgow City  G1 5AX, Scotland

0141-552–4601-Barrowland Ballroom

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Rate Includes: Closed weekdays

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