We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Duke of Wellington Statue

Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Merchant City
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland
Description:

An iron statue of the Duke of Wellington.

Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 82.29*
and up
Glasgow's Must Sees 5-Hour Private Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 309 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 140
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Sense of humour

Love the fact that it is not only Wellington who as a cone on his head but now also his horse. Foreigners must be bemused and think it shows a lack of respect, but I think it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
IAN O
,
Wigan, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

309 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 270: English reviews
Wigan, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
542 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love the fact that it is not only Wellington who as a cone on his head but now also his horse. Foreigners must be bemused and think it shows a lack of respect, but I think it sums up Glasgow, quirky, funny and very individual.

Helpful?
Thank IAN O
Makati, Philippines
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's hardly recognizeable during the day and there are not many tourists in the area. No one was really taking a picture or observing it.

Helpful?
Thank xtne23
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Of course it's a photo opp for all who visit. Known for our humour this is one of the best examples. A much photographer piece

Helpful?
Thank AHB1
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone visiting Glasgow wants a pic of Duke of Wellington statue adorned with his traffic cone, this is a must see as Glaswegians who pass The Duke make sure his traffic cone is still in place, always brings a smile to my face. lol :- )

Helpful?
Thank Marie H
California
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always thought that his hat was a seasonal thing. I guess not. My wife assures me he was in full haberdasher's mode when she last visited in March prior.

Helpful?
Thank bruysmerrill
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worthwhile visiting but it is pretty difficult to avoid, we arrived at it a couple of times, during the daytime and at night without necessarily aiming to stop by. . . definitely have to take a pic.

Helpful?
Thank Marty_C_85
Newtownards, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
134 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is exactly what it says on the tin, a statue with a traffic cone on top of it. The fact it keeps getting added again is terrific but in terms of an attraction, I wouldn't be going out of my way to hunt it down.

Helpful?
Thank TangerineDreamer18
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
288 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We passed the Duke of Wellington statue several times, while out and about, and my daughter started referring to him as Mr Cone Head. I love the tongue-in-cheek humour of it all.It makes a boring old statue that would otherwise not raise an eyebrow, let alone a smile, stand out.Long live this Glasgow tradition!

Helpful?
Thank Gl0balCitizen2013
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
760 reviews
479 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 440 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a quick visit and a photo to see the statue with its inevitable traffic cone hat on! It's removed pretty much every morning by council officials and replaced by revellers every night! It's a nice statue anyway to be fair. Worth a look.

Helpful?
Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
644 reviews
287 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always had the traffic cone on its head and that makes a typical boring statue into something fun. The area surrounding is good to visit also including Stirling library.

Helpful?
Thank Howard-Liverpool

Travellers who viewed Duke of Wellington Statue also viewed

 
Glasgow, Scotland
Glasgow, Scotland
 

Been to Duke of Wellington Statue? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Duke of Wellington Statue and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Duke of Wellington Statue staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?