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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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Imortalised in Folk Law and Fashion A

A great wee landmark, with or without the traffic cone. The features of The Iron Duke have now entered into Folk Law and Fashion; as witnessed by the abundance of images on show... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Omagh, United Kingdom
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Omagh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A great wee landmark, with or without the traffic cone. The features of The Iron Duke have now entered into Folk Law and Fashion; as witnessed by the abundance of images on show at the SECC for the Scottish Trade Fairs in January. Tributes in cloth, canvas, glass and ceramics, ranging from the tourists trinkets to T-shirts, tea-towels, Mugs, photos... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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69 attraction reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

There is no other city in the world like Glasgow, it can put on a truly excellent show like the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 1990 European Capital of Culture, it's a city that laughs together and cries together especially with Clutha Bar helicopter crash in 2013 and the 2014 city centre lorry crash. So the Duke of Wellington with... More 

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Vordingborg, Denmark
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is one of the most original thing I've ever seen - Although it's against city consil will then win the people / youth on thew Battle of the traffic cone - This is a MUST SEE if you are in Glasgow - My god, it's brilliant.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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168 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A true icon of Glasgow. The Duke of Wellington with his traffic cone hat!!! How did they get it up there?!? A great landmark and point of reference,it demarcates the Merchant City area and sits proud at the entrance of GOMA. A good photo opportunity.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I walk past it every day. If it gives other people the smile and warmth of good Glasgow humor as it gives me i highly recomend nicking a traffic cone putting it over your head and posing infront of it for a quick pic!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Take a walk past and wonder how the cone is placed on the head of this statue. Go in the evening and royal exchange square looks really nice

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Quite a funny, unique thing to see. Surrounding buildings are also very pretty, but how often do you see a statue with a cone on its head

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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90 helpful votes 90 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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