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City Chambers

80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland (City Centre)
44-141-287-2000
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Ranked #20 of 180 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
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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 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

£ of us came and enjoyed a very interesting tour inside this decorated building, lots to see and very informative tour guides. Only problem was the cost of parking in Glasgow City centre, we went to NCP and it cost £12 for a couple of hours.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This is a must see place when visiting glasgow. The architecture of this place is great and it's a mist for taking photos of this and whole square. A must see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Nice place to visit, free tour with a quick overlook on Glasgow's Political history. The best part is that takes less than 1 h to see the whole tour.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

From the outside is one of the most attractive architecture pieces from George Square. On the inside is just stunning, one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. All the marble and the amazing details, the stairs are just fabulous. If you can't make the tour you can only see the ground floor which is beautiful. But the tour... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Beautiful surroundings for the annual charities xmas sale. Fabulous marble staircase and everything in it is worth a look.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The annual Glasgow Charity Christmas Fayre is a great excuse to visit the magnificent Chambers and buy some Christmas cards for charity. However after looking around a small room with about 8 tables I left only to disccover later that there was also a much larger room with many more tables and offerings - what a shame this event is... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The tour is really interesting and the building is beautiful, with the marble stairs and the wall decoration. also the statue of liberty on the roof of the building is great

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The is the most lavish council building I have ever seen in the UK. I have only seen such extensive use of marble in Mediterranean coutries. We timed the visit wrong to get a tour, but enjoyed a look round the ground floor area you can access without staff. Hope the photos aren't too bad as they were taken with... More

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great place for meeting, parking not good and expensive but it is the city! What a fabulous building.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I have been in the City Chambers a couple of times and the interior is jammed full of paintings and murals. The main stair way is marble and one of the rooms I saw was mahogany wood panels and stain glass windows. This building has so much more than I can tell you but if you get a chance you... More

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