Duke of Wellington Statue
Duke of Wellington Statue
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An iron statue of the Duke of Wellington.
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Neighbourhood: Merchant City

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fotobug
Iowa515 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Amusing, certainly not a "destination" - in front of the Gallery of Modern Art and close to George Square so easy to see if you're walking around in the area.
Written 5 May 2024
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Cormac F
London, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Exceeded my expectations. The traffic cone on the horses head was a delight. I had read about the history of the OG traffic cone many years ago and it is a pleasure to have finally seen it in person.
Written 18 January 2024
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Wombling_Free_7548
Bristol, UK2,107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
An icon of Glasgow. Worth a stop for 2 mins to take a picture if you are nearby, but I wouldn’t suggest making a special trip.
Written 28 August 2023
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C...
Victoria, Australia82,685 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Built by Italian artist, Carlo Marochetti, this statue was erected in 1844, as a tribute to Arthur Wellesley. Arthur was the first Duke of Wellington.

The cone is an integral component of the city now and and reflects the Glaswegian and Scottish sense of humour. The first documented sightings of the Dukes conical hat date back to the 1980s. Cone capping is usually the result of an alcohol infused night out.

The council tried to remove the cone time and time again, but in the end they embraced it. It’s a great, quirky item to see in Glasgow.
Written 29 April 2023
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Lewis C
Newhaven, UK137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We passed the Duke of Wellington statue on the way to The Glasgow Police Museum. We stopped to take some photographs of the statue.

If you get the chance to, do take a wonder by.
Written 14 March 2023
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Sam3314
Derby, UK2,090 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The Duke of Wellington with a cone on his head has become a Glasgow landmark. Worth seeing for yourself. A few minutes walk from Queen Street or Central stations.
Written 1 March 2023
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david n
Manchester, UK4,681 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We thought that the cone had been put on as a student prank at the end of the teaching period but no, it seems its a regular event. You had to smile at it !
Written 19 December 2022
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Sharon W
Nottingham, UK2,653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
One day the cone was on the next it had gone. We were there obviously when the council decided to de-cone Wellington. A big part of the humour of the city and the cone has become an iconic Glasgow sight
Written 23 October 2022
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Linda L
San Diego, CA106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
It was absolutely delightful to run across this statue by the Modern Art Museum - very quirky and made us laugh. It fits the tone of the downtown - a bit irreverent and playful.
Written 10 October 2022
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,952 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
This sums up the Scottish attitude - complete irreverence to authority and a great sense of humour. This statue is almost always replete with a traffic cone. Why? Because it is.
If it’s removed, another appears almost by magic. Apparently, the record for the number of cones on the Duke’s head is 32. Believe it or not.
Written 7 October 2022
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