Ashton Lane, Glasgow

Ashton Lane, Glasgow

Ashton Lane, situated in the West End of Glasgow, is a charming cobblestone backstreet that connects to Byres Road via a short lane adjacent to the Hillhead subway station.

In the past, Ashton Lane did not hold the prominent position it does today in the West End cafe scene. Back in the early 1970s, it was a neglected area with modest residential and vacant commercial properties. Nowadays, most of the buildings along Ashton Lane are occupied by bars and restaurants. Notably, The Famous Grosvenor Cafe and the internationally acclaimed 'Chip' are iconic establishments in the area, while others like Jinty McGuintys Irish Bar have also been serving patrons for nearly a quarter of a century.

Heading north, Ashton Lane transforms into Cresswell Lane, where the array of bars and restaurants is complemented by a collection of specialized small shops. The Lane and its surroundings are often likened to Glasgow's version of Dublin's Temple Bar district or Edinburgh's Rose Street. While it still remains popular among local residents and students, Ashton Lane has firmly secured its place on the list of must-visit attractions for tourists exploring Glasgow.

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