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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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A real must see!!

It will only take a couple of minutes to stand and look, but it is worth it....and he had a road cone on his head!!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Brian D
Darlington, United Kingdom
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It will only take a couple of minutes to stand and look, but it is worth it....and he had a road cone on his head!!

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Perth Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must see as it is an iconic piece of Glasgow humour. The statue is just in front of the Gallery of Modern Art and I suspect the traffic cone symbolises something......but who knows what!

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What can I say? I only reviewed this for the 100 points. We walked past. It's a statue. WIth a cone on his head. That's it. Bye.

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Merrick, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just really weird. The tour guide explained that people would keep on putting this cone on the statue and police would keep removing it. Now it is left there permanently and they refer to it as the cone head statue. A bit of Scottish humor.

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paisley galsgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

seeing this staue just shows Glasgow at its best it shows how the people have a great sense of humour and that a traffic cone can last for so long on a statue and has now become part and parcel of a good chuckle,does the person who first put this cone on realise the impact it had ..not sure but... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A part of the Glasgow tourist trail now. Never seen the statue without a cone on his head, although one time the horse had one on too! Good photo opportunity

South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to take a photo of this guy ... Its too good to miss. It epitomizes the cheekiness of the Scotts and you got to love it!!

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

For years every Friday or Saturday night some wag would climb the statue (which is no mean feat) and put a traffic cone on the head of the Duke of Wellington. On the Monday Glasgow City would remove it and so the game went on. It seems they have now embraced this iconic symbol of a wicked Glaswegian sense of... More 

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Joshua Tree, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Funny state of the duke, mainly for its cone shape head. however, this is a daily pun, made possibly by avant grade artists and anti-establishment types. during the day the guardians take off the cone, only for it to be replace later in the day by the art lovers. fun for all, and it is nice to see this going... More 

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

Guaranteed to put a smile on your face, this highways maintenance improvement to the great Duke's equestrian statue is a joy. Residing at No 1 London, he had no fondness for democracy or the ordinary working people. His new hat looks splendid from all angles.

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