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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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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

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
Kimberley S
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118 reviews 118 reviews
83 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Really wanted to see the statue was hoping he had the cone on is head...the first time we went the horse was wearing the cone the second time The Duke was wearing it. Such a iconic statue.

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
290 helpful votes 290 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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19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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160 helpful votes 160 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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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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