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Duke of Wellington Statue

Address: Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland (Merchant City)
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Ranked #44 of 142 Attractions in Glasgow
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: An iron statue of the Duke of Wellington.
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: An iron statue of the Duke of Wellington.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I walk past it every day. If it gives other people the smile and warmth of good Glasgow humor as it gives me i highly recomend nicking a traffic cone putting it over your head and posing infront of it for a quick pic!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Take a walk past and wonder how the cone is placed on the head of this statue. Go in the evening and royal exchange square looks really nice

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Quite a funny, unique thing to see. Surrounding buildings are also very pretty, but how often do you see a statue with a cone on its head

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Every time I see this amazing equestrian statue it has had a traffic cone on the Duke's head. Not so often however does the horse also have a cone on it's head. Probably more people go to see this statue than the building it fronts - Museum of Modern Art !

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

the duke must have a cone on his head only Glaswegians may climb him to put it on his head but if you are from out of town and he has no cone on his head then go for it be a hero Just a wee note it is hard to climb so be carful

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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229 reviews 229 reviews
144 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Apparently since some students put a traffic cone on Dukes head this statue has become a big thing in Glasgow. Well I thought it was a bit funny since no one ever dares taking it down. Worth a see.

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Edmonds, Washington
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32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Worth at least a 'drive-by' look. The statue will most likely have an orange cone on his head. We were told by our tour guide that this is normal. The police, in the past, would take the cone off but by the next morning he would have another. So, after years of this, they just leave the cone in place.

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Usa, Japan
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27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

its a statue in the middle of the street with a traffic cone, dont understand what the big deal is and why this is such a tourist attraction! dont waste your time looking for it

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The cone on the head of the Duke's horse always makes me smile, it's as simple as that. Let's hope the council do not have any hairbrained schemes to remove it. Most people, I think want it to stay. I look forward to seeing his seasonal cone at Christmas. In fact apart from the Paddington Bear in the window flat... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you visit Glasgow city centre you can hardly miss this guy with the giant orange traffic come reflecting light. This of course is a must stop for a creative picture to post and share over the tinter web. The legendary Glaswegian myth behind the cone and just the artist humour of it appearing there illustrates the real cultural and... More 

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