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Duke of Wellington Statue

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Address: Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland
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Description: An iron statue of the Duke of Wellington.

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My kids love coming past this and pose regular at it. It still has cone on its head. There is many diff statues around the city but this kids fav, also a man does a copy of it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Invariably wearing a traffic cone on his head the Duke of Wellington stoically guards the entrance to the Gallery of Modern Art. Offers excellent photo opportunities.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Must be seen by all visitors to Glasgow, the traffic cone is the main viewing point for all, and will amuse kids of all ages

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GLASGOW
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The only reason anyone would visit the Duke of Wellington Statue is to see the cone on his head which of course was invented by someone probably drunk who put it up there in the first place. It's silly and funny and as a Glaswegian it appeals to my sense of humour

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Glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My kids love coming past this and pose regular at it. It still has cone on its head. There is many diff statues around the city but this kids fav, also a man does a copy of it with him on rocking horse in city centre but kids preset real thing

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

As you walk around Glasgow there are many wonderful buildings to admire, but when l came accross this statue l had to laugh. Long live the traffic cone!

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Falkirk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I'm surprised to see this included as a "free-standing" attraction, as it is simply a rather ordinary Victorian-age statue. It's only novelty value is that it now always has a traffic cone on the Duke's head. However, the Gallery of Modern Art, behind it is worth a visit.

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This statue is an iconic part of Glasgow culture. It is located directly outside the Museum of Modern Art and the statue is rarely seen without the legendary cone strategically placed on the Duke's head - I fact there is often a cone on the horses head too. No sooner is the cone removed til it mystically reappears ! Worth... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A legendary symbol of Glasgow and a must see for tourists. It's incredible to think a council worker has to take down the cone every day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This summarises the humour of glasgow people. We do not take ourselves serious. It has been removed many times but someone always puts it back on. People make glasgow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Starting to wonder if this statue has ever not had a cone in his head - occasionally his horse has an upgrade with one of those triangular parking cones.

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