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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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Wonderful Building

Had only previously seen from outside but was told about a free tour (most days a morning and afternoon tour) of the interior. Wonderful example of Victorian architecture and... read more

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Beverley, East Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had only previously seen from outside but was told about a free tour (most days a morning and afternoon tour) of the interior. Wonderful example of Victorian architecture and civic pride. Our guide Claire took us on a hour long tour and we'll worth it it was. Durations vary but assume an hour and you won't be far out. Afternoon... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Guided tours are given here twice a day at 10.30 and 2.30. What you see depends on what is going on - which rooms are available for visiting and which are in use. The entrance is grand and has a splendid floor mosaic - the centrepiece being that of the city crest and motto - Let Glasgow Flourish. There are... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We learnt about this building from the hop on hop off bus tour and it was definitely worth doing. The building is magnificent with marble used throughout the structure. It's an impressive building that should not be missed if you visit Glasgow.

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Thank Enrico F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in the area and the city hall is open, you've got to stop by and see the interesting architecture and the amazing mosaics. To me, it felt like the inside was an old outside, as you don't generally see that kind of statuary indoors. But it's free and worth 10 minutes of your time to stop in.

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South Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this quick tour of the City Chambers. It is available twice daily, and we were in what seemed like a large group - about 40 or so people. Maybe it was because it was raining - but then isn't it always? The city Chambers was opened in 1888 by Queen Victoria, who then gifted the Council Chair to... More 

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Thank Stuart M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a magnificent Town Hall and square. You can only get to see the main public areas but they are worth it as the architecture and attention to detail are excellent. Colored marble stair cases and statues seem to be everywhere.... just imagine getting to work here!.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You only get to wander around certain parts of the ground floor, but you can see up the stairs to the galleries above and marvel at the opulence. This is obviously now on the tourist bus timetable as there was a group being shown round whilst I was there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we were unable to tour this building (due to time constraints on our Globus tour) , we were able to enjoy it's beauty from afar. Located in George Square, you can just feel the history.

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Thank RandyRoss
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing building and the inside is spectacular. The walls on one level are hung with paintings of Lord Provosts going back many many years.

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Thank Jim J
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tours run twice a day and are free. The guide on our visit was terrific, her name was Claire and made our tour so interesting. Her knowledge was extensive and she was really amusing with funny asides. The building itself is fabulous, well worth a visit.

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