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Address: 80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-287-2000
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1888, Glasgow City Chambers dominates...
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.
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You have got to visit the City Chambers during open doors week. I can promise you will be amazed. The marble and the ballroom are unbelievable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You have got to visit the City Chambers during open doors week. I can promise you will be amazed. The marble and the ballroom are unbelievable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The front of the building is very impressive. Also go inside as the interior is good too especially the marble and stairs.

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Fortrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I have been in the City Chambers before and always find it a very impressive building. Excellent venue with simple but most enjoyable buffet.

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Wark, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

They do 2 tours a day 1 morning and 1 afternoon as its a working building some times you can not go on all floors as was the case when I visited could only go on 2 floors but did not disappoint still worth a look and we were told we were more than welcome to return another time when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Be sure to see the miniature Statue of Liberty over the main entrance on the roof. The staircases and entrance doorways are fantastically crafted. The jewel of the crown in S. George's Square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Glasgow has mastered turning a government building and making it a tourist attraction. Who knew this was a government role? Whether you worship government or not, the decorum, style, and workmanship on the stonework here is well worth your time!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It's a free tour run by Glasgow City Council. You get to see a building worth well over £50 Million. The marble staircases are absolutely amazing. The grand hall is fantastic which is still used to this day by the public and private sectors for functions. You go into the council chambers where you can sit in a chair that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Beautiful building in George Square in the city centre easily access to all the main shopping centres and plenty of fabulous buildings to observe the great craftsmanship of Glasgow's glorious industrial past

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very impressive both on the inside and on the outside all white sandstone and marble staircases. This would actually be an amazing building to use for weddings, I'm surprised the council haven't done so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very good guide. Enjoyed the history and the stories, and admired the beautiful craftsmanship, for example the two marble staircases, the ornate ceilings and the wood carvings.

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Additional Information about City Chambers

Address: Address: 80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-287-2000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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