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An iron statue of the Duke of Wellington.
94 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AQ, Scotland
Merchant City
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I keep waiting for the day when there is not a cone on the head. That way I could climb up as quick as I can and put a little piece of modern Art on the great statue! I love seeing this statue, it brings...More

1  Thank jfk811
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Glaswegans, residents of Glasgow, have a very good sense of humor. The Duke and many other statues are topped with traffic cones. Does this make them the original "Cone heads?"

Thank michaelnF7051QT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not sure why there is a cone on the duke of Wellington statue but it looks odd if not a bit of fun. Noticed several other statues with cones on their heads too.

1  Thank albeback1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great day shopping in Glasgow. Plenty of good shops from Argyll St up Buchannan St and the Galleries mall at the northern end. Started at Royal Exchange Square for coffee and then the ladies' went shopping while the guys visited GOMA. A lot...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This as become the iconic symbol of Glasgow. Don't think the statue would be as interesting now without the cone.

1  Thank IAN D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An iconic Glasgow emblem, wearing the traffic cone. This was probably done by a drunk one night but is now officially left on. The statue does not look same without it. They used to take the cone off, but it would be back on next...More

1  Thank Liz C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can only imagine this traffic cone was placed there by some drunk. It used to be taken off regularly but then promptly replaced. Now it seems to be accepted as something of a talking point. I am a local and hate seeing it every...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

it’s funny. not much more i can say. sometimes i walk past and there’s no cone. that makes me sad. cone

1  Thank AlexanderHalford2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not sure what else to say here other than the cone on his head is funny! The Scottish do seem to have a great sense of humor,, and this evidence of it.

1  Thank Winstoniscute
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

No definite answer for that question. The traffic cone kind of detracts from poor old Wellington and his important story. However, an amusing tale in itself if not a little irreverent

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denis r
11 February 2015|
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Response from Jeff J |
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