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Duke of Wellington Statue

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

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Glasgow landmark typical of Glasgow Humour

Well known landmark in Royal Exchange Square , wouldn't be the same without the Duke wearing his Glasgow crown ha ha

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This statue is of the Duke of Wellington on his horse Copenhagen but this statue is important to Glasgow because of what the cone represents. The cone represents the cheeky side of the Glasgow people and gives you a feel of how Glaswegians like to live.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wellington on a horse. Wellington has a traffic cone on his head. Not much more to say except time and time again authorities remove it only for it to be be put back on again it is a well known Glasgow landmark.

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

was really disappointed when duke lost his cone, & really delighted when he got it back, always go for a wee walk to see it when in Glasgow.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This says more about Glasgow than a dozen books on the spirit of the Glasgow people - as a communal debunking of the pretensions of the ruling classes - it's a work of art - profound. Glasgow's Statue of Liberty.

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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well known landmark in Royal Exchange Square , wouldn't be the same without the Duke wearing his Glasgow crown ha ha

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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301 reviews
161 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great monument but it is always spoilt by vandals putting traffic cones on its head. The council should really put it on a higher, out of reach plinth.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The cone is on as of January 2016- though a bit slanted due to the recent storm! Easy to get to from George square, great to have a picture with.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

A friend visiting from England, had heard about the Duke and his cone and was thrilled to see him for real! She was amused by the souvenirs and postcards too!

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

This monument is probaly the most photographed as thevDuke usually wears a traffic cone on his head. It has had the cone for years and, when authorities take it off, another one gets put back straight away! Outside the museum of modern art, the area is very busy with shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs in close proximity. A short walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This naked glasgow because it'd super funny to see it it's in a very easy location in Glasgow because it has alot if shops around it and a lot if restaurants

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