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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.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
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“traffic cone” (123 reviews)
“his head” (48 reviews)
94 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AQ, Scotland
Merchant City
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This statue is iconic to Glasgow. I believe that the council have tried many times to remove the traffic cone off the duke's head only for it to be put back by whoever, shortly afterwards. It's so iconic that you can now get postcards with...More

Thank elainematty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Still there, bold as brass with a traffic cone on his head. Stopped to admire, but not for long. An intrinsic part of Glasgow architecture - worth a look, but nothing to keep your attention for too Long. This is Glasgow and a city landmark.

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This statue tells you all about Glasgow you need to know, don't take anything too seriously and always have a laugh! It's located right by the main square and is something you can't miss out on

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glaswegians keep putting traffic cones on the Duke of Wellington's head. When I was there his horse had one too. Apparently the city fathers has ceased removing the cones, because it's all a Glasgow thing. Quirky!

Thank jci6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not into modern art much, but this statue always make me laugh. It became an icon of Glasgow, so go and see it - it's so close the George Square that it would be a great pity to miss it!

Thank Dominika D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At first the cone was taken off and another cone was back on by someone else by next day. Now its an attraction which tourists and locals alike have to go and see and of course me too. So funny to see.

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who put the cone on his head? Why? Statue just outside the modern art museum which is worth a visit. 2 minutes max to look at the monument.

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone outside Glasgow and the people here all know of the man on the horse with the street cone on his head. Definitely a Glasgow landmark!

Thank DJ_Dantheman
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Because it is synonymous with Glasgow. I'm certain without the traffic cone, nobody would care who the statue is.

Thank dyoungone
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Always makes me smile when we come to Glasgow and pass this statue with the cone on his head. Once saw the cone at a jaunty angle, or maybe the wind or rain had shifted it to one side. Either way it was hilarious.

Thank StuK72
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Response from Tammie663 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly have no idea why there is a statue of the Duke of Wellington in Glasgow. But, it is on the 'must see' list and was on our tour of the city. About a block away is a lovely city park full of statues of more famous... More