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Duke of Wellington Statue

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Address: Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland
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An iron statue of the Duke of Wellington.

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If you are in the area of Queen Street and are new to the city it's worth looking up just for a chuckle.

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

This always brings a smile to the faces of the Glasgow folk and visitors alike. It shows the cheeky and mischievious side of the scots and is a must stop for the selfie conscienscious

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

What started of as a joke is now an icon in Glasgow, everyone loves it and you can buy related souvenirs in the goma behind it. The horse in case you wondering is called Copenhagen.

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

Probably the most famous landmark in the whole of Glasgow is the Duke Of Wellington with a traffic cone on his head just off George Sq at Gallery Of Modern Art. A must see picture stop if ever visiting the city of Glasgow..

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Thank SofaKingDrunk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This statue has had the cone on his head for as long as I can remember and really good to see and get a photo off

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

If you are in the area of Queen Street and are new to the city it's worth looking up just for a chuckle.

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

Can't miss this icon of the city of Glasgow, People queuing to get a photo opportunity, it is a pity more folk are interested in the traffic cone than the Duke of Wellington or the interesting scenes depicting his famous battle.

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Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a funky piece of art which now has 2 traffic cones instead of 1. Funny piece to look at but not much more than that.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When walking around Glasgow for the very first time I came across the life-sized statue of The Duke of Wellington astride his horse. I noticed immediately that the statue (Duke and Horse) were sporting traffic cones on their heads! I just thought 'bloody vandals' and walked on by. Later I was reading about the 'tradition' of adorning the Duke's statue... More 

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Thank Roberts69
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A MUST-DO in Glasgow is having your photo taken at the Wellington equestrian statue - complete with the now-obligatory orange and white traffic cone on the Duke's head! When we visited, Wellington's horse even had its own cone added (no doubt by height-scaling pranksters) What used to be frowned upon is now so well accepted it is featured in many... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the fact that it is not only Wellington who as a cone on his head but now also his horse. Foreigners must be bemused and think it shows a lack of respect, but I think it sums up Glasgow, quirky, funny and very individual.

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