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City Chambers

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Address: 80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 141 287 2000
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09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1888, Glasgow City Chambers dominates...

Inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1888, Glasgow City Chambers dominates George Square and is currently home to Glasgow City Council. The grand marble staircase and banqueting hall are among the building's many highlights. Free guided tours are conducted at 10:30am and 2:30pm on weekdays except public holidays and special events.

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What luck - having missed a guided tour,was housing the only white marble staircase in Europe. given an opportunity to see this magnificent building. Visited by Nelson Mandela... read more

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Durham, United Kingdom
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What luck - having missed a guided tour,was housing the only white marble staircase in Europe. given an opportunity to see this magnificent building. Visited by Nelson Mandela definitely worth a visit.

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent a very enjoyable and interesting hour going through this Public Building. Our guide, Claire, was an absolute star.

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is absolutely breath taking from the outside and in. Unfortunately we didn't get to see all of the inside as there were meetings on and arrived outside of Tour times. However, we got to see around bottom floor which was absolutely amazing. The ceilings alone are fantastic. Will definitely return next time we're in Glasgow.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great venue to visit for both city visitors and local glaswegians. Breath taking building with so much to see. Toured several times and never fails to impress. Tour guides all very knowledgeable and witty!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a guided tour, they are twice a day, to hear about the city's most imposing building. Our tour was well informed, full of Glaswegian humour and so interesting.Look out for the mosaic of the coat of arms on the floor with the emblems of St Mungo, the bird, tree, bell and fish.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside of this building is so beautiful but nothing prepares you for its interior which is close to breathtaking. To walk the stairs would have left me feeling like royalty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Claire was an exceptional and fun guide to listen to. Her tour was interesting with funny anecdotes and jokes. Thank you Claire!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took advantage of the free guided tour of this attraction and were pleased that we did. A stunning interior and a good guide who was knowledgeable and answered all questions with ease. It is a beautiful building set over several floors so be prepared for stairs. A lift is available as well.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting building, sits right in the middle of town. Free tours twice a day. Worth taking time to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Great insight to the history of Glasgow. Tour guide says enough without going on and on. You can also sit in the Lord Provost seat for a photo if you like.

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