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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“traffic cone” (128 reviews)
“his head” (50 reviews)
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94 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AQ, Scotland
Merchant City
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"traffic cone"
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"his head"
in 50 reviews
"gallery of modern art"
in 33 reviews
"photo opportunity"
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"glasgow landmark"
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"scones"
in 28 reviews
"royal exchange square"
in 6 reviews
"city council"
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"queen street"
in 7 reviews
"george square"
in 17 reviews
"commonwealth games"
in 4 reviews
"hat"
in 50 reviews
"horse"
in 39 reviews
"icon"
in 29 reviews
"humour"
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"symbol"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Iconic statue of the Duke of Wellington ( who fought in the battle of Waterloo back in 1815 ). Students in the past used to place this traffic cone on his head with such frequency the council stopped bothering with taking it down and Glasgow...More

Thank Kimmybear2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fine tribute to one of Britain's finest. An equestrian statue with Wellington atop in a regal pose. Perennially crowned with a traffic cone by the by citizens of the city. Almost complementary to to the more dramatic pose to the one in Edinburgh (without...More

Thank macedonboy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Why on earth has this statue still got that cone on the mans head. What on earth do tourists think when they see that.

Thank macleod2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw the lovely Art Museum building then noticed the Statue with the Traffic Cone on his head , had no ides who the chap was till now. Obviously the Iron Duke is not that popular in Glasgow (or elsewhere in the Dominions) but a fitting...More

Thank Skeney57
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know much about this or the Modern Art museum but I do now. I have a great deal of respect for this act of brilliance.

Thank acton28
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The road cone is still on the statue, but it has moved from the Duke of Wellington's head to the horse's head. The Duke now has a Chrismas hat on his head.

Thank Tony H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a great many statues in Glasgow, but any visit to the city is not complete without a trip downtown to see the Duke of Wellington Statue, with a traffic cone perched on his head

Thank yankeefan730
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just typifies the Glasgow humour, incredible traditional statue in the busy cityscape with a modern 'tophat'!

Thank Fiona O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The statue is easy to spot out along Queen St. It is a civic symbol that seems to be used on many different items about Glasgow.

Thank RaceRider
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Love this, kids saw it for first time and really got involved taking pictures for friends. Great fun.

Thank lollybird
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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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