Glasgow Argyle Street – Tuesday 9th July 2019

Next up we walked to Argyle Street to the Waterstones there.  We had around an hour to spare before our train back to Oban, and it had started to rain quite heavily by this time, so what better way to keep dry than in a book shop?!  This Waterstones is set over three floors – the outside of the building is attractive and the inside has been refurbished recently and looks very smart!

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Glasgow Argyle Street map

We only had a few hours in Glasgow and hardly scratched the surface.  Although we had been to Glasgow before it was a long time ago for both of us so we are planning to return at some stage and explore the city properly!

George Square

Merchants House was founded in the 17th century to give charity to “decayed and distressed” Merchants and Craftsmen of the city, and still helps with charitable donations today. 

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The City Chambers building was constructed between 1882 and 1888 and has served as a government building since it opened shortly after completion.

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The Walter Scott Monument was completed in 1837 and was the first ever monument to be erected in honour of the famous Scottish author. 

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Currently reading:  Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Lucy Mangan

 

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