Barras Centre

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You can find almost anything at this indoor/outdoor marketplace, "from an anchor to a needle." It's sometimes raided by the police because some of the stalls sell goods of slightly dubious origin, i.e. they "fell off the back of a lorry." Still, a trip to the Barras is a fun day out, as you can browse for hours through seemingly endless stalls. On the last Saturday of every month, there's a special Farmers Market where you can find organic meat, fruit, vegetables, bread, cheeses, free range eggs and countless other things. Be warned, however: traders usually sell out around midday so make sure you're early. If you get hungry, there are a few cafes nearby. The more adventurous will appreciate a hot dog or mussels from one of the vans.

Location:  Gallowgate & Kent Street

Business hours:  Sa-Su 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.