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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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Magnificent

What a magnificent building with a great story behind it. We really enjoyed the rich Glasgow accent of our guide but some foreign visitors were quite bewildered. Great fun... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

What a magnificent building with a great story behind it. We really enjoyed the rich Glasgow accent of our guide but some foreign visitors were quite bewildered. Great fun translating for them!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A visit to George Square is not complete without going to the City Chambers. Book the guided tour and discover some amazing things - not least the hidden faces and figures in the beautiful marble. Well worth a visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Stuffy , not worth the bother , full of insincere mickey mouse politicians .......... better off heading down to the Barras Market

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We booked the tour as you cannot just walk in as it is a council building, the marble staircase the biggest in Europe, we saw the room where decisions are made and the ballroom, ceiling in here was magnificent. The top floor shows past and present Lord Provost of Glasgow

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I had a conducted tour of this wonderful building and was simply astonished at the beauty of the interiors in a place I have known for all of my sixty odd years, but was too lazy or indifferent to take the time to go round. If you intend to visit Glasgow, phone ahead and try and book one of these... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I never realised there was so much marble in the City Chambers. The quality of the wood was fantastic too. Thanks to Graham for being such an informative guide. Certainly worth going back to see the stunning ceilings, architraves and mosaic floors

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The outside of the City Chambers is so impressive and then when you go inside it and see the history is interesting too. If walls could talk ? I've been there many times for different events. The marble stairs case and balcony are impressive along with the many paintings. Pictures of the past and present provosts too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The Glasgow Council Chambers are truly beautiful. The ceilings of the buildings are ornate and the amount of marble used in the buildings is astounding. The building seems much more like grand private residence that a public building. It was wonderFul to be able tO view it. I just wish the tours over the building were more frequent as tourists... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Almost missed this gem. It is such a work of love and art. It is an amazing building from the outside, but the inside will take your breath away. Do not miss your chance to see a glimpse into the past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Beautiful building with well informed guides I loved the Wedgwood dome and the marble staircase not to mention the Council Chambers where you get the chance of a selfie in the Provost's Chair

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