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City Chambers

80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland (City Centre)
44-141-287-2000
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Ranked #9 of 168 attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1888, Glasgow City Chambers dominates George Square and is currently home to Glasgow City Council. The grand marble... more » Owner description: Inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1888, Glasgow City Chambers dominates George Square and is currently home to Glasgow City Council. The grand marble staircase and banqueting hall are among the building's many highlights. Free guided tours are conducted at 10:30am and 2:30pm on weekdays except public holidays and special events. « less
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Mold, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Very nice building with some lovely original features in it. It is well worth getting the guided tour around the building as the tour guides are very knowledgeable and will answer any questions you have about the building.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Two amazing staircases and the original council chamber explained by an expert who also guided those with mobility difficulties so that they could catch most of her talk. There were some interesting tales triggered by the portraits in the gallery.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We visited the City Chambers as part of the Glasgow Doors Open days and were amazed by the gorgeous architecture inside. It is a fascinating building which is very opulent and also has beautiful works of art on display. There were helpful guides but I am not sure if that was just for Doors Open or not. The building is... More

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edmonton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Stunning architecture, beautiful Victorian elaborate interiors. free admission to the public, check out the grand staircase on both sides of the central entry.

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Lancashire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Outstanding visual splendour. A credit to the Glasgow merchants who wanted to show off their civic pride.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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78 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had been meaning to go on a tour of the City Chambers for a while and are very glad we did. The tours take place at 10:30 and 14:30 so we opted for the morning one before lunch. It lasted about three quarters of an hour and was very interesting. Our guide was knowledgeable and was on hand to... More

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

One of the most beautiful buildings in Europe. This is a real monument to Glasgow's glory days. Perhaps they'll come again!

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Reading
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We turned up for the daily 10.30 guided tour and didn't know quite what to expect. We were delighted by the tour around this historic and amazing building which took 45 minutes. Given that the tour is free, this is even more of a must do on the Glasgow itinerary list.

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

With acres of marble it's rumoured that there is more marble there than in the Vatican. Did the free tour with a knowledgeable guide but as it is a working building the tour was slightly restricted but very interesting.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We visited the city chambers and took advantage of a free guided tour (10.30 and 14.30) to allow us to see more of this fabulous building. The tour took approx 1 hour and was very worthwhile. The building is as impressive inside as it is outside and the knowledge of the guide was comprehensive

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