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City Chambers

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Address: 80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 141 287 2000
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1888, Glasgow City Chambers dominates...

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.

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Great insight to the history of Glasgow. Tour guide says enough without going on and on. You can also sit in the Lord Provost seat for a photo if you like.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great insight to the history of Glasgow. Tour guide says enough without going on and on. You can also sit in the Lord Provost seat for a photo if you like.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went along to a classical concert by an orchestra consisting of a very elderly mix of amateur and professional musicians conducted by an aged conductor. It was excruciating but passed an otherwise boring afternoon. The plus point was see the inside of Glasgow City Chambers. Magnificent and open to the public most days.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The City Chambers building is certainly worth a visit. An impressive building, its interiors are as grand as its façade. The only issue is that, even visiting the City Chambers on a quiet day, we found the free guided tour to be very weak. The guide was probably in a bad mood and wouldn't really provide much more info, just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to George Square maybe seven times now, and I can tell you it's absolutely beautiful. The City Chambers (not that the council is worth much these days) are a fantastic example of Scotland's predominant form of architecture (Victorian). The Square's perimeter is peppered with statues commemorating Scotland's greatest heroes and achievers. A statue of Victoria herself presides in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a free attraction and well worth a visit, They have 2 tours a day. The building is quite impressive from the outside but even more impressive on the inside. Much of the interior is marble and there is a good quantity of beautiful wooden carving. I have to say a considerable cut above your average town hall. Our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here twice now, and enjoyed both visits, each time a different guide - both excellent. No charge for tours which last around an hour. The inside foyer is breath taking and it just gets better. For fans of TV's Taggart it is amust, as it features in many episodes, or so I was reliably informed. Try an... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an impressive administrative building that dominates George Square, where all the action in Glasgow seems to take place. It served as a very pretty background, especially in the evening, with the Square festooned with Christmas lights and also during the Commonwealth Games. I have not been inside the building, but it sure is grand from the outside, whatever... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome building that towers over George Square with the war memorial at its Base. A beautiful place to visit and one of the nicest parts of Glasgow in my opinion There is tour but it wasn't running when I visited Stephen it was Christmas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited over Christmas 2016, the Victorian splendour is well worth a look, also had chance to sit in the council chamber which is the best I have ever seen! Tour is free and lasts about 40 mins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see my daughter receive The duke of edinburgh award Great place Well taken care off.very clean Nice just to look around

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