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City Chambers

80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland (City Centre)
44-141-287-2000
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Ranked #20 of 177 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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169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Impressive looking building in George square. Inside is even more impressive - lots of ornate decoration etc. We did a short tour with our city tour guide but there is a free tour every day at 10.30. We would have gone on this as well but timing did not suit. Definitely worth a visit particularly on a rainy day.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The free tour is a must to see the magnificent marble staircase! We did not find this in any brochures but were told about it by the people who were doing the tour bus rides.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Great building and interesting to just look at the ground floor but if you make it there for the free tours it is even better. Either way worth a stop as you visit the square.

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Daylesford, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is a limited experience. It is ridiculously timed, poorly informative and delivers minimum information. It should have been good.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Don't miss a guided tour of one of the most impressive buildings in Glasgow, it's worthwhile. Inaugurated by Queen Victoria, it is ornately decorated on the exterior and the interior has wonderful examples of Italian artwork, tapestries, pillars of marble and granite, Carrara marble staircases and a gold-leaf-decorated ceiling with a stained glass dome.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The free tour of the City Chambers is definitely worth a visit. Our charming guide, June, described the many beautiful and exquisite features of this building.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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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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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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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