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Duke of Wellington Statue

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

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A Classic

You must go see the Duke as he's the ultimate symbol of the city of Glasgow. If you're lucky, his horse will also be wearing a cone on his head ;)

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is what people think of when they plan a trip to Glasgow our friendly city our landmarks and overall the beautiful buildings

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

From as far back as I remember The Duke has had his "hat" on (70s), the council spent hundreds of thousands trying to stop It, taking It off (it reappears almost immediately), talk of building the statue on a higher plinth was mt with resistance and all to no avail so the "hat" stays. There are always tourists around it... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

As long as i can remember Duke has always had a traffic cone on his head. What can i say? Its not that funny when you see it for the umpteenth time, Granted, Glaswegians have a unique sense of humour but how about a change of hat ? Im sure that the perpetrators could come up with a better idea... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

You must go see the Duke as he's the ultimate symbol of the city of Glasgow. If you're lucky, his horse will also be wearing a cone on his head ;)

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Bellshill, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Whenever I see this statue without the cone it just doesn't look right. Typical of Glasgow humour and right next to the gallery of modern art so you can have a look while in there.

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Maynooth, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I stumbled upon this statue by chance while I was walking around Glasgow and I thought that someone had put the traffic cone on the Dukes head on their way home from the pub the night before. The statue is outside the “Gallery Of Modern Art” building and it started out as a joke but it has remained on his... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This statue is rarely seen without a cone on his head, not just an orange cone, apparently over the years he has been clad with various colored cones, scarves of football teams, jazzy looking shirts draped over, etc. While being a very nice statue, I think it's great to see how the sense of humour of the people, is reflected... More 

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Frankfurt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

There's not much to see, but you have to see it. The statue is in front of the GOMA, the museum of Modern Art (which is also worth a visit) and it wears a hat. Not just a hat, it wears a pylon. Funny but true.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I could not stop laughing once I saw the Duke's statue with an orange construction cone on his head. I immediately asked a local why there was such thing garnishing such a pretty statue and the person told me that they thought it was funny and that there's nothing the police could do about it anymore. They explained to me... More 

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Address: Address: Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > Merchant City

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