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Monday, May 27

Explore Glasgow's History: Barras Market - A Must-Visit Destination

Explore the vibrant Barras Market in Glasgow's East End. Discover unique antiques, vintage treasures, and the rich history of this iconic market. Plan your visit to experience one of Glasgow's must-see destinations.

Still on my Sunday walk, I decided to visit the Barras market. I hadn't heard of this place until I met a photographer at the Merchant City Fair. When I mentioned my love for antiques, he told me all about this market, which is open on Saturdays and Mondays. Intrigued, I followed the address on my Google Maps and made my way there.

The Barras is a major street and indoor weekend market located in the East End of Glasgow, Scotland. The name "Barras" comes from the Glaswegian word "barrow," reflecting the market's early days when traders sold their goods from handcarts. At the famous Barras, you'll meet traders from families with a long history of trading, often spanning three or four generations. The market is filled with interesting characters who are always happy to welcome you. You can find just about anything for sale here, from a needle to an anchor, making it a must-visit spot in Glasgow.

It was a rainy day, which might be why I didn't fully enjoy my visit. The market had a lot of items, but they were packed tightly in some stores, making it hard to browse. Despite that, I appreciated the market's old-fashioned charm, with its open-air setup and the experience of walking from one vendor to another. I couldn't take many photos because one store had a "no photos" sign, so I decided to write about it instead.

The Barras market offers new items too, but it's mostly known for its old and vintage goods. I'm considering going back to see if I can find a vintage record player. I've seen some modern ones, but I'm really looking for an old, vintage record player with great sound.

Address: 244 Gallowgate, Glasgow G4 0TT

MondayClosed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 10 am–4 pm
Sunday 10 am–4 pm

Have you visited the Barras market? If not, it’s worth checking out for its unique atmosphere and potential hidden gems!

Date of visit: 26/05/2024

Explore the vibrant Barras Market in Glasgow's East End. Discover unique antiques, vintage treasures, and the rich history of this iconic market. Plan your visit to experience one of Glasgow's must-see destinations.


Uncover Glasgow's Rich History: 1 Must-See Attraction for Every Visitor, Barras Market

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7 comments

  1. I was in Glasgow 14 years ago, I don't remember this places, but it's a nice city. Regards.

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  2. It must be a nice place. Try agiain with a bit of sun. :)

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  3. Interesting place, I haven't been to Glasgow yet.

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  4. This would be the kind of place I would enjoy exploring. Great photos!

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  5. Is true when sky is grey seems hard to find nice things,but place seems good and interesting I'd give another chance, hopefully in a sunny day!!!

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  6. Thank you for the tip, Melody. I'll pass it on to my stepdaughter who will be visiting Glasgow in September. Barras Market is definitely her kind of thing! xxx

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