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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
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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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A lovely place to visit

It is a lovely place to visit and one the most photographed palaces in Glasgow. It is worth a visit and amazing sight.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a lovely place to visit and one the most photographed palaces in Glasgow. It is worth a visit and amazing sight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mind blowing building coupled with a friendly highly informative tour that takes you just about everywhere. Plus it's free!

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Thank Felix S
Barcelona, Spain
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss the grandeur of this building. the guides are excellent and well informed. There is so much architectural interest here.

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Thank mercedesc14
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Working n the council you don't always appreciate that Glasgow's buildings are so beautiful. I doubt anyone could afford to build like this now. Old fireplaces restored rather than hidden. Ceilings as beautiful as many you see in Rome or Paris. Guided tours are free do yourself a favour and visit

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Thank MMA502912
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place in the square. Worth a visit and impressive. It was night and it looked beautiful and my hotel was just near

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Thank Alok K
glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing building. Why did I wait till last Thursday to visit after all of these years living here .You walk around with your mouth gaping open the Banqueting Suit was amazing and the Guide ( remiss of me can't remember her name} showed us the suit from the Gallery and I agree with her it was the best... More 

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Largs, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour lets you see why Glasgow was "The Second City Of The Empire". The sumptuous decoration of the building has to be seen to be believed. It has a longer white marble staircase than the Vatican. I've walked past this building so many times and never realised how beautiful it was inside.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great opportunity to explore and hear about the City Chambers building. The indide is stunning and the tour is interesting with time to take it all in. Well worth doing.

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Windermere, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This is a gorgeous area of Glasgow and I went there several times during my holiday. It's a great place to just sit and people watch as well. There are several bus tours that you can take right from the square. There's also a local pub on the corner that has some amazing live music in the evenings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This is a truly magnificent building purpose built for the Local Goverment of Glasgow. It oozes history and has the most spectacular staircases and Banqueting Hall!

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