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Duke of Wellington Statue

Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland (City Centre)
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Ranked #55 of 172 attractions in Glasgow
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: An iron statue of the Duke of Wellington.
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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3 reviews 3 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
79 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Similar to the legend of the ravens at the Tower of London, if the Cone falls, Glasgow falls! The Duke should never be without his hat...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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288 reviews 288 reviews
227 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Similar to what other Tripadvisor Reviewers had commented in their reviews, the orange cone on the head of the Duke of Wellington made me smile when I first saw it. It peaked my curiosity and prompted me to visit the Gallery behind it that was closing in 30 minutes when I arrived. There was not much to see inside the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Passed by this the other day and I must say without the Cone on his head there is No Character. I wish do Gooders and Stuck up Folk would just leave the Cone On!!! Just Very Boring and Dull Without it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

In Glasgow City centre along queen street you will see a classic piece of Glasgow's tradition. Yes it is a statue, a statue of the duke of Wellington why is it so important. It is due to it always having a road cone on the dukes head. The first person to put the cone on is one thing LEGEND. I... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

When you are in Glasgow, have a wander down past George Square and head for the GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art). Standing outside is a magnificent monument of the Duke of Wellington. There he stands atop Copenhagen, his favourite horse, in all his military majesty, With a traffic cone on his head LOL.

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It's only interesting for the cone on his head. Most people probably wouldn't even notice the statue if it weren't for this, but it does make you laugh.

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