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“A Victorian architectural jewel”
Review of City Chambers

City Chambers
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$20.50*
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City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #20 of 294 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 25, 2014

Outstanding visual splendour. A credit to the Glasgow merchants who wanted to show off their civic pride.

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Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had been meaning to go on a tour of the City Chambers for a while and are very glad we did. The tours take place at 10:30 and 14:30 so we opted for the morning one before lunch. It lasted about three quarters of an hour and was very interesting. Our guide was knowledgeable and was on hand to answer questions. It was particularly nice to see into the ornate debating chamber, which is, it could be said, far more impressive than the Scottish Parliament debating chamber. A must-see and even better seeing as it's free!

1  Thank George M
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

One of the most beautiful buildings in Europe. This is a real monument to Glasgow's glory days. Perhaps they'll come again!

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Reviewed June 22, 2014

We turned up for the daily 10.30 guided tour and didn't know quite what to expect. We were delighted by the tour around this historic and amazing building which took 45 minutes. Given that the tour is free, this is even more of a must do on the Glasgow itinerary list.

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

With acres of marble it's rumoured that there is more marble there than in the Vatican. Did the free tour with a knowledgeable guide but as it is a working building the tour was slightly restricted but very interesting.

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