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An iron statue of the Duke of Wellington.
94 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to do. Plenty of shopping and restaurants and bars in the area. George Sqaure has everything you could want for a day trip.

Thank Hbc8
Reviewed 1 week ago

In 2011 the lonely plant guide included the statue in its "top 0" most bizarre monuments on earth. Authorities were going to raise the statue up so on cones were placed on his head. They backed down because of the people of Glasgow. A real...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

An ordinary, nothing very special statue which has become through repeated, good natured hooliganism, an iconic image which captures both the history and character of the city and its people..,in fact so iconic that it’s probably no longer just a bit of a prank but...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went by the statue - it's nice but the main reason to see it is to count the road cones on his head. Started as a student prank it now appears to be traditional - when we went past he was wearing what appeared to...More

Thank Grant N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Glaswegians have a special sense of humor exemplified by the traffic cones on the head of the Duke of Wellington Statue in front of the Gallery of Modern Art. I think the horse may have had one when we were there too. It is...More

Thank Sandy817
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its kind of a running joke and I have had some outstanding photos of the Duke in a pink mask with the cone, the horse had a cone. Its always interesting to see what they have done to him. :P

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is just one of those places that you have to see in Glasgow as it will just make you stand there and laugh!

Thank Night_Bridge1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to stop by the GOMA and find out how many cones the Duke of Wellington is wearing! At one point in the summer of 2018, he had 10, and the horse even had his own cone. You can get some great photos with...More

Thank deniselouise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a cone on his head for many years. When recently passing even the horse had a cone. Tourists love to see this!

Thank Salmo01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First I thought someone just made a joke yesterday. But read that people are decorating the statue all the time like this. So the council doesn’t even bother anymore as they cannot prevent it happen.

Thank Maria G
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denis r
11 February 2015|
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There was an eighteenth century ideal of British unity held that Scotland was "north Britain", emphasizing the integration of the nation, which seems quite foreign now. Two similar statues of Wellington had recently been... More