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City Chambers

80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland (City Centre)
44-141-287-2000
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Ranked #16 of 172 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The second biggest marble staircase in Europe. Worth taking the tour, it won't take long but will give you an idea of the splendour of civic buildings from 100 years ago. A pleasant surprise.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We did not get to see the tour, so this is a review on the terrible service. The tour is advertised on their website with the first line being: "These tours are conducted twice per day at 10.30am and 2.30pm and accommodate anyone walking in from the street to join the tour." Note the word 'anyone'. This made it quite... More

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Managed to get inside here on a doors open day last year and was totally blown away by the architecture of the building. It is simply stunning!! There are no words to describe it. If you ever get a chance to go see it, take that chance with both hands, you won't be disappointed.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great architecture but unfortunately, we can't visit inside of this wonderful building, which makes it quiet poor.

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Washington, DC, USA
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A beautiful Italianate building inside. The enormous banqueting hall is absolutely beautiful, and the whole building, including where the City Council meets, is well worth a visit.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We did not expect such a beautiful interior but it was really grand with marble everywhere. The receptionist who doubled up as a guide was great and we were allowed to visit the main chamber where the Lord Provost and Councillors meet and even sit in his chair.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

what an amazing building. this is a no expense spared building, from the marble interior to the amazing exterior, this is one of if not the best buildings in glasgow

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A magnificent building from the 1880's and well worth a visit if you find yourself in Glasgow. It cost approx £800,000 to build using the finest materials all fashioned by local craftsmen

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Just across my university is this magnificent structure which is most beautiful and nothing less better than a palace would look... especially all color full during chriatmas and when their is fire work going on...

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

we were entertained here as partof our conference It was grand in an 'over the top 'Victoian way.Good to see the opulence of the place and b shown all the civic paintings

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