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City Chambers

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Neighborhood: City Centre
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Address: 80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-287-2000
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great building

Passes by it several times as it was on my way. Admired it from every corner. Worth seeing it. Especially if you have plenty of time, do go inside as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Passes by it several times as it was on my way. Admired it from every corner. Worth seeing it. Especially if you have plenty of time, do go inside as well.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Setvasideva full half day and visit the City chambers, the whole experience will have your eyes popping. Bring your camera

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you are in Glasgow midweek, don't miss a tour of this impressive building. It is not always possible to see all the rooms, depending on which are being used in an official capacity, but even the marble stairway is worth seeing, and the highlight is the beautiful Wedgewood ceiling. Not only that - the tour is free! There really... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Very beautiful building right next to George's square, very easy to access and i would recommend for anyone visiting Glasgow to go and check it out!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice square in front of the town hall. Very good located in the city center and therefore easy to reach. Nice place for pictures - but nothing more.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

we were so looking forward to seeing this fantastic building, such an example of wonderful architecture, paintings and vision- which is true however tour was perfunctory and told by someone who did not have the gravitas or knowledge that the building deserved . Perhaps as it was free no input is expected but Glasgow City Council are missing out by... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A fantastic house for Glasgow City Council. This homage to Queen Victoria was opened in 1888 and really epitomises Glasgow as a Victorian city with its grandiose architecture. It is the heart of Glasgow resting on the edge of George Square and a true starting point of any historical or walking tour of Glasgow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Everyone should visit the wonderful building it is breathtaking would recommend a visit as a must the marble and double glazing!! How it is used should be a example for all towns and cities

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Did this again (previous visit was almost 4 years ago) with a friend last Friday - our guide, Billy, was entertaining & informative, & at appropriate times highly amusing - very mixed group of people, which always makes for an interesting tour. On a personal note, as a big 'River City' fan, I was chuffed to see areas of the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The tour of the City Chambers is very interesting and puts the history of Glasgow into context. The guide was very knowledgeable and amusing and gave a lot of information about Glasgow's history.

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