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Duke of Wellington Statue

94 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AQ, Scotland
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An iron statue of the Duke of Wellington.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“traffic cone” (133 reviews)
“his head” (50 reviews)
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94 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AQ, Scotland
Merchant City
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"traffic cone"
in 133 reviews
"his head"
in 50 reviews
"gallery of modern art"
in 34 reviews
"photo opportunity"
in 9 reviews
"glasgow landmark"
in 10 reviews
"royal exchange square"
in 6 reviews
"city council"
in 6 reviews
"queen street"
in 7 reviews
"george square"
in 17 reviews
"scones"
in 16 reviews
"hat"
in 53 reviews
"icon"
in 30 reviews
"humour"
in 49 reviews
"horses"
in 40 reviews
"symbol"
in 12 reviews
"goma"
in 18 reviews
"prank"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

no one should come to Glasgow without a visit 574281231 we were in Glasgow at the weekend and passed by here, we always make a comment, you just cant help it, it brings a smile to your face, What would the Duke say, I wonder...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

this was a historical statue, which has now been updated with the humor of the Glaswegian & is now part of the history

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This statue shows the Glasgow sense of humour and says a lot about us, it wouldn't be the same without the traffic cone bunnet.

Thank Susan R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its funny to see traffic cone as a hat for an iron statue. You stand there wondering if it is disrespectful or if someone in this town is upto mischief! Wouldn't go out of the way. But if you're doing touristy things in Glasgow, it...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolute must for any visitor to Glasgow. If you are extremely luck you will see a drunk student trying to ride it as well.

Thank Superpolaria
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Take a traditional statue of Wellington on a horse and stick a traffic cone on his “heid.” Only in the new Glasgow does that make a statement that’s now the iconic image of a modern city. Well done whoever did it first.

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Definately a talking point right outside the GOMA. A must for your photo album this statue is always a talking point.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

A Glasgow monument and a legend of community spirit. Glaswegians consistently place a cone atop this statue. Some believe that the police or the museum's caretakers have given up and just accept that the cone is always going to stay there, but no. They do...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

This is probably the most iconic statue in Glasgow. Looks really cool , it is also surrounded by coffee shops and the museum behind it is not too bad.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Visited Glasgow and stayed not far from here . We used the location of the hotel so we could watch to see if we could find out who climbed the statue . Glad to see he had his Cone on Every day of our stay...More

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denis r
12 February 2015|
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Response from Jeff J |
There was an eighteenth century ideal of British unity held that Scotland was "north Britain", emphasizing the integration of the nation, which seems quite foreign now. Two similar statues of Wellington had recently been... More
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