Argyle Street, Glasgow

Argyle Street, Glasgow

Argyle Street is the longest street in the City of Glasgow. Along with Buchanan Street and Sauchiell Street it is one of the main shopping streets in the city center, running for over two miles. It is pedestrianized south of the city center as far as Queen Street. This section includes the St. Enoch Centre and the Argyle Arcade.

The street terminates as a through road under the Clydeside Expressway, emerging in the West end of the city, connecting with Sauchiell Street by the Kelvingrove Art Gallery.

Originally called Wester Gate, the street was renamed Argyle Street. This was done, naturally, in honor of Archibald Campbell, Third Duke of Argyll. Sir Archibald laid in state in the Highland Society's House after he died in 1761.

Argyll Arcade is Britain's oldest covered shopping arcades and the crown jewel of Argyle Street. Designed by John Baird it has an ornate iron hammer beam roof. The arcade was built in 1904 and has under its roof an array of jewelery designers' shops and antique jewelers' shops.

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Sight Name: Argyle Street
Sight Location: Glasgow, Scotland (See walking tours in Glasgow)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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