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Address: 80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 287 2000
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1888, Glasgow City Chambers dominates...

Inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1888, Glasgow City Chambers dominates George Square and is currently home to Glasgow City Council. The grand marble staircase and banqueting hall are among the building's many highlights. Free guided tours are conducted at 10:30am and 2:30pm on weekdays except public holidays and special events.

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What a wonderful surprise!

This City Hall was a great surprise – all that marble – more than I’ve seen except in Italy. It's more ornate than some Italian palaces we've seen! The tour guides are council... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Mike S
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This City Hall was a great surprise – all that marble – more than I’ve seen except in Italy. It's more ornate than some Italian palaces we've seen! The tour guides are council employees and our guide was outstanding – she really knew her stuff and the building was great.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was Completed in 1888 and overlooking George Square. Open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm. This grand edifice is a symbol of Glasgow’s historic wealth and has, for more than a century, been the headquarters of successive councils serving the City of Glasgow. Tours of the City Chambers are available and are conducted twice daily at 10.30am and 2.30pm.

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Rothesay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW! Victorian architecture at its best. Head to toe in pink marble, stairways to die for. Magnificent entrance hall. Rooms are beautiful and it all takes your breath away if you are into this Gothic kind of style. Totally loved it, what a gem in Glasgow.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A true beauty. An architectural masterpiece. Sat for an hour in the square admiring it's details! I understand that there are tours to visit tge inside which must be breath taking. Must do that next I'm in Glasgow.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always admired this building from the outside. It is such an imposing, beautiful building in the heart of the city and George Square. For years I've heard how great it is inside, but I have never been. They do free tours twice a day and I decided to go for the 10.30am trip. The minute you walk in through... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone who visits Glasgow must pop into the City Chambers the architecture is truly amazing. As is the complete ambiance of the building it is also where The Lord Provest of Glasgow has his office and we have the Coat Of Arms there which states the immortal words " Let Glasgow Flourish "

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived just in time for the afternoon tour with Clare, our guide for the tour. The building has such a variety of beautiful materials - mosaics, marble, stained glass - it is very impressive. Clare provided us with very good background information about it and she was very entertaining throughout the tour. I would certainly recommend the tour which incidentally... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Claire led an interesting and enteratining tour. Tours are free and twice a day. We didn't expect that so it was a nice bonus.

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Bucuresti, Bucuresti, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Slap bang in the middle of the city. Beautiful building! We wanted to take a tour but it was starting too late for us and we wanted to go eat first.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are marble columns and arches, mosaic tile floors, inlaid glass windows. This a working building, so you only have access to the first floor, but it worth the time to go through what it open to the public.

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