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Duke of Wellington Statue

Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland (City Centre)
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Ranked #58 of 170 attractions in Glasgow
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: An iron statue of the Duke of Wellington.
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
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109 reviews 109 reviews
107 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We found this while waiting for our day tour bus to pick us up. It's just something fun that makes people smile!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Similar to the legend of the ravens at the Tower of London, if the Cone falls, Glasgow falls! The Duke should never be without his hat...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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283 reviews 283 reviews
224 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Similar to what other Tripadvisor Reviewers had commented in their reviews, the orange cone on the head of the Duke of Wellington made me smile when I first saw it. It peaked my curiosity and prompted me to visit the Gallery behind it that was closing in 30 minutes when I arrived. There was not much to see inside the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Passed by this the other day and I must say without the Cone on his head there is No Character. I wish do Gooders and Stuck up Folk would just leave the Cone On!!! Just Very Boring and Dull Without it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

In Glasgow City centre along queen street you will see a classic piece of Glasgow's tradition. Yes it is a statue, a statue of the duke of Wellington why is it so important. It is due to it always having a road cone on the dukes head. The first person to put the cone on is one thing LEGEND. I... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

When you are in Glasgow, have a wander down past George Square and head for the GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art). Standing outside is a magnificent monument of the Duke of Wellington. There he stands atop Copenhagen, his favourite horse, in all his military majesty, With a traffic cone on his head LOL.

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It's only interesting for the cone on his head. Most people probably wouldn't even notice the statue if it weren't for this, but it does make you laugh.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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595 reviews 595 reviews
361 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I don't think I have ever passed this landmark without seeing a traffic cone on it's head,just a lovely bit of Glasgow humour and long may it last,great fun.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Glasgow has always been known for its banter and humour, producing a long line of famous comedians Stanley Baxter,,Billy Connolly, Craig Ferguson, Gregor Fisher, Dorothy Paul and Kevin Bridges -we even gave the world one half of the Krankies, Ian Tough, 'Wee Jimmy Krankie's' old man. Most cities have their statues of famous people, often military leaders or politicians, Glasgow... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

The statue showed a bit of fun and sense of humour in Glasgow. Some may find it overrated but I enjoyed it. Put a bit of smile on my face.

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