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City Chambers

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Address: 80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-287-2000
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Well worth a visit. Twice a day free tour of an amazing building. May be restricted due to events being held in parts of building.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth a visit. Twice a day free tour of an amazing building. May be restricted due to events being held in parts of building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tour in the chambers is well worth doing and it is free. The decoration is outstanding and the visit includes the council debating chamber.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I happen to visit Glasgow on a Sunday and the city chambers were closed but the view and architecture was amazing. You can spend quite some time walking around and having a good look at the place.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two tours a day running through this glorious working building said to contain more marble than the Taj Mahal. The tour takes you through each floor, into the councillors room where MPs sit and an opportunity to learn about the artwork around the chambers. You can even sit in the Lord Provost's seat! I believe tours run at... More 

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see Italian marble at its best then a visit to glasgow city chambers is a must, a 90 minute tour takes you through beautifull building. I visited today and our guide was a girl called claire who was very profesional. Dont miss out on this trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This absolutely gorgeous piece of architecture is a must see! The stunning beauty, inside and out, is worth a visit! Don't pass it up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The City Chambers is a prime example of some of the lovely architecture to be seen in Glasgow. Set in St Georges Square in the heart of the city its definitely worth a walk round.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never got a chance to take a peek inside the chamber, but just looking around from outside gave me the awe for the style and details of the building. Based on the history, the building is called Victorian style architecture with some incorporation of Italianate style. If you do not have much time, the size and details of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many magnificent buildings in the u.k.but this one stands out as one of the most beautiful I've seen.The people of Glasgow must be extremely proud of this part of their heritage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think most people see this building at George Square and admire it from the outside, and while the outside is impressive the interior is even more so. The marble, plasterwork and wallpaper are outstanding. You can even sit in the same chair Queen Victoria sat in for the first chamber meeting. Free, informative, tours are given twice a day.... More 

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