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Duke of Wellington Statue

Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland (Merchant City)
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Ranked #61 of 161 attractions in Glasgow
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: An iron statue of the Duke of Wellington.
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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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449 reviews 449 reviews
248 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Stirling, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

If you go to George Square in the centre of Glasgow, you just have to get a photo with the Duke !. (Just around the corner from George square). It's right in front of the gallery of modern art and therefore is part of the Glasgow experience. This is one of the few statues in Glasgow that is not a... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This is statue is directly in front of the Museum of Modern Art. Usually there is a traffic cone on his head (students put it on sometime during the night) and then police remove it in the morning. I wish I could have seen him with the traffic cone but we arrived at the statue in the evening.

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helensburgh --Scotland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

this statue is only mentioned so much because of its constant wearing of a traffic cone, but it's the Museum of Modern Art were it is situated that is special.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

I found this hilarious. Absolutely entertaining. The fact that the authorities take off the traffic cone each morning and the student congregation replaces it each night is quite interesting

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Came round the corner staring at fantastic architecture when here was this statue with a traffic cone on it's head! Brilliant and as a previous writer said- it brings a smile to your face as it does look most amusing!

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Dumbarton
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

As always the Duke wears it well, although the powers that be try to remove the cone it always reappears. It is what makes the statue so iconic.

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