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Duke of Wellington Statue

Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland (City Centre)
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Ranked #46 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Owner description: An iron statue of the Duke of Wellington.

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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113 reviews 113 reviews
63 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Brilliant. It shows the fun, not taking itself too seriously, side of the Glaswegians. From red and white striped cones to gold cones for the Commonwealth Games. May the tradition continue.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
86 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is the best statue in Glasgow. It is shame that recently Glasgow City Council wanted to remove the cone.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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110 reviews 110 reviews
108 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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