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Duke of Wellington Statue

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Address: 94 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AQ, Scotland

An iron statue of the Duke of Wellington.

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When In Glasgow...

Basically, when you go to Glasgow you can't not see this icon statue with it's traffic cone. We'd heard about it before we went on our trip, and we happened upon it while walking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Basically, when you go to Glasgow you can't not see this icon statue with it's traffic cone. We'd heard about it before we went on our trip, and we happened upon it while walking through the city. Of course, we weren't the only ones stopping to take pictures of this iconic Glasgow spot. It's a fun detour, and the story... More 

Thank CaitlinAnnC
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This statue is weird but funny and the Glaswegians like it and always make sure the cone is there, it can never stay more than a day without someone putting it back in case it falls... I've also seen it with a cone on the horse head :)

Thank Leo B
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was quite disappointed when I arrived in Glasgow to find that the Duke of Wellington was not wearing a traffic cone. This impressive statue is in the centre of Glasgow outside the neo-classical building which houses the Gallery of Modern Art. A day later the cone was back in place, and like all good tourists, we took photographs.

Thank Reconnoiterer
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an icon of the spirit of Glasgow. The police take it down, the Glaswegians put it back up. At New Year the police were riding there horses with a cone on their head!

Thank Bizzyizzy1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Duke of Wellington Statue is in front of the Modern Art Gallery and going in I missed it. In the shop I saw souvenirs with the statue and the traffic cone on its head. I thought it was part of Scottish humor. Until I walked outside and saw that the Scots really have some humor. Fun to take a... More 

Thank Sara B
Salmiyah, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just so cool, the statue that has a traffic cone on his head. Apparently this started in the 80's and has continued as a tradition.

Thank AbuHammad
Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've seen this statue hundreds of times as its part of glasgows back drop .it was only recently that I realised the image it conjures up to visitors to the city . It sums up the Glaswegian attitude to pomp and circumstance . Get a great statue and stick a traffic cone on its head . Job done .. Get... More 

Thank Brian K
Hythe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The statue is great and celebrates one of Britains greatest Generals. The fact that some wag decided to place a cone upon his head which has been continued to this day is all that l can really say. I have seen it and can tick it of my things to do list however l would not suggest you go out... More 

Thank Stephen B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is what it is ...A Glasgow icon and a photo opportunity. Worth a photograph if you are passing but if time is limited probably not worth making a long trip across town just to tick it off the list. There is so much to see in this amazing city. Does look good illuminated at night.

Thank H1ghSpy
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE viewed the statue and yes it did have the traffic cone on it. Interesting how people are persistent in placing the cone on it till the City officials finally gave in.

Thank 123Shane

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