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City Chambers

Address: 80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland (City Centre)
Phone Number: 44-141-287-2000
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Ranked #16 of 142 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & 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, Sights & 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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troon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I visited the Chambers to attend a dinner and was very impressed by the imposing entrance ,stairway and the size our dining room .I think tours are available and I hope to return. At one end of the magnificent George Square , a site of historical interest from the time of The Red Clydesiders.

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kilmarnock scotland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The City Chambers is an iconic part of central Glasgow its an outstanding building and more so its at the heart of George Square where it all happens i love to see it all lit up at the new year and any other celebrations that they host plus its kept in a very clean condition <><><>

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Toronto, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Loved the entrance area, looked like it would have been a wonderful place to visit, but we were too late in the evening to enter.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We took advantage of the free twice daily tour and were so impressed! Our guide Emily was lovely. The chambers are glorious - Italian marble, mosaic tiling, beautiful ceilings. Well worth a visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I love the City Chambers. The tours are excellent and Glaswegians visiting their own City Chambers must leave with a feeling of pride in this great city.

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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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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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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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