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Barras Weekend Market

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Address: Glasgow, Scotland
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Once in a while

Once in a while it's worth visiting to look for antiques and collectables. It's now more of a buyers market for bootleg booze, fake tobacco, dodgy dvds, nasty cheap fake designer... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
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Houston
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely a complete waste of time. It's so run down it's unpleasant. Didn't help that it was raining heavily but even in the sunshine it was awful. We love markets and rummaging around but this is borderline seedy

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

No bargains to be found here. The whole thing was depressing and felt extremely unsafe. Dark, dirty and downright unpleasant.

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1 Thank KarenDuerr-Daniel
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Just to buy second hand things. Nothing from artisans or farmers. Don't waste your time going unless you need a second hand tool, bike, etc.

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2 Thank antoniozanotti
Scotland
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Once in a while it's worth visiting to look for antiques and collectables. It's now more of a buyers market for bootleg booze, fake tobacco, dodgy dvds, nasty cheap fake designer clothing and accessories. It's a shame becuse the place used to have a bit of character. Now you have a 50/50 chance of being mugged.

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3 Thank Bronxglenn
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Was horrified to see someone dressed as Hitler for Halloween. I thought this was extremely bad taste and put me off buying anything. Did not want to spend my money where that is thought to be acceptable. Spoilt my visit and I doubt I will return.

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2 Thank annie376
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The Barras is a popular weekend market in Glasgow in Scotland and the biggest in the city. It is located in the East End district and right by the famous Barrowlands concert venue where many well known bands and singers have played. The genesis of the market goes back to the early 20th century where traders would be selling their... More 

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1 Thank NicholasPeart83
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I am visiting my family in Scotland. As a teenager I remember trips to the Barras fondly. There always seemed to be interesting stuff for sale and great characters around. I went back yesterday and the heart just seems Rio have been ripped out of the place. About half of the indoor stalls were empty and dusty and about half... More 

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2 Thank Alan B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were recommended to visit while on the hop on hop off tour bus. She made it sound like Aladdin's cave full of treasures and interesting finds. The reality is sadly nothing like this. There are a range of stalls some outside and some in the covered market area. It didn't feel like a pleasant place to be. Many stalls... More 

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2 Thank Barbara S
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2016

expecting to see lots of goods for sale, instead saw lots of junk not to mention two stalls openly selling pirate dvds

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1 Thank jimellison50
Warsaw, Poland
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Pitched as 'the' place in Glasgow for an authentic market experience, it is certainly authentic, if you are Oliver Twist and the year is 1837. Gloomy, dismal and grubby, you might find this the experience that defines your trip to Glasgow, but the reality of the Barras is that they need to pick up their game. Grunge can be hip,... More 

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