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City Chambers

80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland (City Centre)
44-141-287-2000
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Ranked #13 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, 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, 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Loved the inside of this building the marble everywhere. The rooms with beautiful mouldings and wall and ceiling friezes. Plus at the top the circular gallery with its paintings of past Lord Provosts, also the chance you might see the present one as his offices are in the building.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Picture you are showing for City Hall is actually the City Chambers - City Halls is in Candleriggs and is a Theatre come dance type venue and not the seat of local government.

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Gargunnock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This building may look spectacular from the outside but make sure you go inside. The central staircase is a remarkable feat of structural engineering, the ceilings are beautiful and there's a lot of top quality art on show.

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Carfin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I highly recommend trying to catch a guided tour through the City Hall (to my knowledge, unluckily only week days). The interior is lavish and speaks of the riches that Glasgow once had to offer.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Really good venue for playing in the music festival. Staff were very accommodating and informative. Good seats and excellent view from up the back. Easy access and parking near-by.

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Geraldton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I really enjoyed this beautiful building. We certainly do build like this nowadays. And the guide had a very dry sense of humour, which was much nicer than the sickly sweet overkill you one times get.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I don't know how well known this is, are guided tours of city council buildings normally on the tourist trail? But a local recommended this, and the two tours a day, and it was a genuine surprise. I don't think of Glasgow as a opulant, architeactual marval kind of city (no offence) but this proved me wrong. Really grand and... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Had my first trip to Glasgow City Hall recently for a Valentine Day concert. Great concert, great venue and what a pleasure it was to go for a drink in Merchant Square next door. Felt you were sitting outside and could have been anywhere in the world!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

City Chambers in George Square, completed in 1888. Went on 10.30am free tour (twice daily, also at 2.30). All rooms closed that day except the Council Chamber, but tour still lasted almost 45 minutes and included the counclil meeting room. Very grand building inside and out, with various marbles and lots of mosaics inside. 2 lovely ceilings at the top... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I go here regularly for functions and meetings and it is a sight to see. You need to check out the marble staircase, the upper floors and restaurant, and if you can get into the North side, the artwork and tapestries are good

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