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

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank lindakerr10
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank AlexanderHalford2000
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Winstoniscute
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Near Queen St Station - just happened on this iconic statue of the Duke of Wellington. Didn't know about the whole cone history. How bizarre! Made me smile though! Dont miss it.

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never knew about this googled it and read the history very interesting thought it had just happened bought a fridge magnet to show our friends

Thank Patsypoodlehead
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The council used to spend money having the traffic cone removed from the Duke's head but it always reappeared. Nowadays they don't bother. A true Glesga icon which always elicits a smile.

Thank esspee2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time I see the Duke's statue I raise a smile because it is a piece of modern art perched on an old piece of art and it's aptly located outside the modern art gallery

Thank brownsandra8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The statue says it all about Glasgow- a cheeky view of the world and of it's history.A great city- beautiful restaurants, wonderful museums and for the Shopper the Duke welcomes you to the best of Europe in the least likely place.

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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