The Barras Market Hotel Accommodation at Glasgow Barrowland

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Barras Market Hotels Glasgow

Hotels near Princes Square Glasgow The Barras Market (more properly The Barrowland market) is a major street and indoor weekend market in the East End of Glasgow, Scotland. (The term "barra" is Glaswegian dialect for "barrow", relating to the market's early years, where traders sold their wares from handcarts). Barrowland is sometimes used to describe the district itself where the market is located, which is actually officially known as Calton.

The Barras was founded by James and Margaret McIver in the interwar years and is one of Glasgow's most famous institutions. Several of the smaller 1921-era market halls still bear the McIver name, although the main Barrowland Ballroom building was rebuilt after a fire in 1958, reopening in 1960.

The Barras is also an internationally known concert venue.

More information about shopping at Glasgow's Barrowlands Market can be found at their website:

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Close to SECC
A comfortable night at a good price within walking distance of the SECC. Lovely scrambled egg made to order
K Welch