Glasgow, United Kingdom

The Barras Market

The Barras Market

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20 tour stops

1

The Gallowgate Arch

Welcome to the Barras!

 
2

The Barrowland Ballroom

Iconic Glasgow Venue

 
3

The Barrowland Sign

The biggest neon sign in the UK (probably...)

 
4

The 'Shuggie Bain' Mural

Inspired by Douglas Stuart's Booker Prize-winning novel

 
5

The Wash House

'The Steamie'

 
6

McIvers Barrow Sheds

Bringing the Market under cover

 
7

The Pipe Factory

18th Century Factory mass producing Clay Pipes

 
8

Bill's Tool Store

Tool Store

 
9

Randall's & The Square Yard

Furniture, Antiques & Curios

 
10

Characters of the Market

People make the Barras!

 
11

Bombs over the Barras

Tenement destroyed during the Clydebank Blitz

 
12

St Alphonsus

Roman Catholic Church, 'The Barras Church'

 
13

Rumford Works

Ironmongery

 
14

Loch Fyne Shellfish Bar

Shellfish & Social Justice

 
15

Glickman's

The oldest sweetie shop in the heart of Glasgow

 
16

Matt McGinn

Plaque honouring the one-time Ross Street resident

 
17

The Calton Zoo

Monkey Business in the Barras!

 
18

The Barras Patter

Gallus banter at the Barras

 
19

Bought at the Barras

From the sublime to the ridiculous

 
20

Barrowland Park

A walk down Music Memory Lane

 

Overview

In 1921, the story goes, an astute businesswoman by the name of Margaret ‘Maggie’ McIver created a safe place for people to trade from their barrows in Calton, in the East End of Glasgow. What started off as a minimal outdoor trading post for a few locals would become the world-famous Barras market.

Take a wander and learn more about the remarkable Maggie and the other people and businesses who made the area what it was. More than a shopping centre, the market was a thriving entertainment hub, a meeting place, the beating and banter-filled heart of the Glaswegian community.

Itinerary 1.3 km / 1:30

Offline map included

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