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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
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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Stands tall in the heart of the city!

This is the first thing that made me go "wow" once I walked out of the bus stop in Glasgow. The building stands tall at the end of the square with so much going on for itself. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This is the first thing that made me go "wow" once I walked out of the bus stop in Glasgow. The building stands tall at the end of the square with so much going on for itself. The architecture is as unique as you will see with so many great details all over it. I loved it even more at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Fabulous building with history to match. Interesting guides with lots of information. Good access to many of the rooms.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I've lived in Scotland all my life & never visited the City Chambers until this week. It was brilliant. The building is beautiful, the tour guide was very informative & the whole thing is free. A must see for tourists & locals alike.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Had a tour inside the city chambers whilst out 1 day in Glasgow. Passed by here, seen the building over the years but never actually went inside until now. It is a lovely building with plenty going on. Its free entry but check online for times. The tour guide (Donna) was well informed and gave me some facts about the... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

we were able to view the stair case and decorated ceilings. very well worth a visit the marble stair case is stunning.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Forget your tour buses, your tour guides and books - book to see the City Chambers. The council offer two tours on a daily basis which are free, but you must go to the Chambers in George Square and book. This tour was extremely interesting and gives you a potted history of Glasgow, but also goes into the history of... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Excellent opportunity to see behind the scenes of an incredible building. Marvellous marble staircase and entrance hall, wonder at the Banquet Hall and paintings in the Gallery. Tour guide very informative, especially the history of the building. Dont miss this! No need to book, but get there early just in case. Tours start 10.30 and 14.30 each day.

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My friend and I went to the City Chambers following the recommendation of a rep for the hop on hop off bus, We weren't disappointed. This is a really beautiful well maintained building. The receptionist was very friendly and informative. Unfortunately we missed the tour but people on the tour told us that it is really worth doing.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The tour (which is free) allows the visitor access to many areas of what is a very interesting building. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a gem in the city centre, it looks great from the outside especially at night but inside you are in for a surprise. There is more marble in the building than the Vatican. The tour which is free and lasts for an hour is informative and is made more enjoyable with some interesting anecdotes.

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