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City Chambers

80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland (City Centre)
44-141-287-2000
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Ranked #18 of 174 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

They give a tour at exactly 2:30 Tuesday-Friday...and don't be late! You can tour the first floor anytime but you need a guided tour to get to the top floors, and trust me, you won't want to miss this tour. The building was built in 1888 and it's mind-boggling how so much money could be spent from very poor taxpayers... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A free walking tour of the elaborate City Chambers. Lots of steps but well worth it. A view on a the past and an opportunity to be Lord Provost, at least for a few minutes.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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76 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Visited on doors open days in September and was impressed with the building inside. We got to go round all the main rooms. All the stairwells are made of marble and all the wallpaper is either leather or velvet - very expensive decoration inside. THe main hall is fantastic. Worth getting to see inside this amazing building

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Went there as a part of our class tour. We were given a pass and had to await for the tour guide, it is free. He pointed out all the important places and the signification of each. Told all the historical as well as current facts related to each niche .

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napoli
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

the guide was really nice, the tour of the building was beautiful and the funnest part was the portrait room of the lord provosts.

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Otley, United Kingdom
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62 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect, but checked out the council website and saw they do daily tours, allowing access to parts of the building you don't get to see if you just pop in. We went in about 10.15 and got booked on the 10.30 tour. Our guide, June, was very knowledgable and friendly showing us as much as... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The imposing building dominating George Square was inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1988 and has been the home of Glasgow’s council since. Entrance to the ground floor is free and unrestricted and I went in and walked in awe through the ground floor, whose decoration is more sumptuous even than the building’s exterior, with mosaic ceilings, polished granite pillars, marbled... More

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florida
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The City Chambers is like the State Capitol Buildings in the US The tour was very interesting and we were lucky and got a chance to see the Banquet Room and the Chambers both of which were Beautiful rooms The building has lots of marble and beautiful wood work Tour are giving twice a day at 10:30am and 2:30pm

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Maybole, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

As this is a council and public office why not when passing look in and Marvell at the architecture there might be an exhibition on even the main staircase is very imposing and beautifully constructed.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A very impressive building in the heart of the city overlooking the main city square. i have only viewed the exterior of the building, but as far as im aware the interior it can also be viewed (possibly as an arranged tour?). I understand the building has more marble in the interior hallways than any other in europe. Also the... More

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