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Merchant City Inn, Glasgow

18th Century 3 star hotel in the centre of Glasgow's cultural Merchant City.

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Summary

  • 18th century buildings
  • Breakfast included
  • Public car parking for a charge (nearby)
  • Historic Property

Facilities

  • Free broadband access
  • Children's cots

Food and Drinks

  • Restaurant
  • English breakfast (included)

Nearby recreations

  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (walking distance)
  • Historic houses
  • Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
  • Theatre (walking distance)

Introduction

The Merchant City Inn is superbly situated in the heart of Glasgow’s cultural quarter, The Merchant City. This comfortable 3 star lodge is situated in Virginia Street but only minutes away from the cosmopolitan excitement of Merchant City, the City Centre and the West End. Not far from the hotel’s doorstep are pavement cafes, pubs, restaurants, tourist attractions and a plethora of shopping destinations.

The hotel offers 40 guest rooms which are all ensuite and equipped with modern facilities. Choice of rooms includes single, twin, double, triple and quad. 

History to the present day

A former warehouse of a city tobacco lord and over 300 years old. The street name of Virginia Street comes from this. It features a turnpike stairway, built the opposite way from a castle to show that they were friendly, no fighting on this stairway! When trade routes between Europe and Americas were opened the River Clyde found itself well positioned for trade in tobacco. The journey between Virginia and Glasgow took 20 days less than between Virginia and London which meant that almost half the tobacco coming into Europe was distributed through Glasgow.

The Merchant City is at the historic and cultural heart of Glasgow.The Merchants who grew the city's once vast prosperity lived and worked in this area.

Today this area has seen a remarkable rebirth and features the remarkable architectural splendour of the magnificent 18th century St Andrews in the Square or the sublime City Halls and Fruitmarket.

Food and Drinks

Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast (included or upgrade to full scottish breakfast for £3 per person per night) before embarking on their day in Glasgow. Breakfast is served from 7.00am to 8.45am from Monday to Friday and from 7.00am to 9.30am Saturday and Sunday.

Other facilities

All rooms include; colour television, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, hospitality tray including tea and coffee making facilities; iron and ironing board, polished pine floor and matching pine furniture with desk and room service. Guest are welcome to leave their luggage in the reception area.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Merchant City Inn, 52 Virginia Street, Glasgow, G1 1TY, United Kingdom

Check In: 1.00pm   Check Out: 10.30am

Directions:

Westbound on the M8, exit at junction 15 and follow signs to Glasgow Royal Infirmary which you should pass on your left hand. Castle Street leads onto High Street turn right turn at Ingram Street. Travel straight on down Ingram Street and turn left at Glassford Street, then 1st right into Wilson Street, then immediately left into Virginia Street. The property is at the corner of Wilson Street and Virginia Street.

Eastbound on the M8, exit at Kirkintilloch keeping left. At first junction turn left and then first right at the traffic lights. At the next set of traffic lights turn right and travel in a south easternly direction down Castle Street turning right into Ingram Street. Travel straight on down Ingram Street and turn left at Glassford Street, then 1st right into Wilson Street, then immediately left into Virginia Street. The property is at the corner of Wilson Street and Virginia Street. 

Nearest Railway Stations: Glasgow Central and Queen Street are only a short taxi drive from the hotel.

Nearest Airport: Glasgow which is 6 miles away

 

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