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City Chambers

80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland (City Centre)
44-141-287-2000
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Ranked #13 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
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...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

This building is very impressive! Marble staircase is absolutely beautiful. well worth the guided tour.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Amazing building, full of marble and grandeur. We went on Doors Open day and that was great because you can look everywhere. But, my big gripe is that here we have this amazing building which doesn't open to the public at weekends! Time to stop viewing this as only a building for working hours and throw open the doors to... More 

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Ontario
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A must for all tourist enthusiasts. The marble staircase is so amazing, we were told it is the largest in the world and is beautiful marble from Italy. My granddaughter and I really loved this tour. The building is a marvel in architecture. Tours are guided, run at 10.30 and 2.30 each weekday. The tour guide we had was very... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Take the tour its free and so interesting.Its a lovely way to spend an hour winter or summer and learn some history .

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Clydebank, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This building has more marble in it than any other building in the country and it is an architectural treasure.

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Moray, Scotland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

What a building, wonderful marble everywhere. Was attending a work event, imagine working here all the time.

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A magnificent edifice which is impressive from all sides. It dominates the great architecture all around George Square which is spoiled by the glass monstrosity which sits atop of the adjacent building. The interior of City Chambers and is even more impressive with it wonderful mosaics, marble floors and staircases and splendid wood panelling. Do take a free guided tour.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Fascinating free tour with very clear speaking guide, though many of the interesting rooms were occupied and unavailable for our visit.

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Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If you will be in Glasgow you will not miss this impressive heavily decorated building. It is a glory of Scottich industry and still house the Chamber, as I understand.

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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We were fortunate enough to attend a function in this magnificent building. It is without doubt one of the most beautiful buildings in Glasgow if not the UK, the architecture is stunning the Italian marble staircase is amazing and the staff were extremely helpful, great and easy access for all.

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