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An iron statue of the Duke of Wellington.
94 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AQ, Scotland
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All reviews traffic cone his head gallery of modern art scones photo opportunity glasgow landmark royal exchange square t shirts city council george square hat icon humour horses symbol goma prank
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Reviewed yesterday

Ha ha what can I say. It would not be Glasgow if there wasn't Duke of Wellington sitting on his horse with the obligatory cone. :-) Fits in well with the Gallery of Modern Art which is the backdrop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StarlingsRUs
Reviewed 6 days ago

only in Glasgow will you see the Duke with his hat on. Not much else to say but I need to reach a 100 characters lol

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank snagglepuss69
Reviewed 1 week ago

A well photographed statue since the advent of its addition - however I am sure that some of the true history is lost.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dawn E
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really splendid statue standing proudly outside the Modern Art Gallery in the town centre. Usually someone has placed a traffic cone on the Dukes head. However last week when I visited it was cone free. All part of Glasgows wry humour.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

The statue gained notoriety many years ago when some wit placed a traffic cone on the Duke's head ! Despite numerous removals, the cone always made a reappearance and signifies Glasgow humour by the way !

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank agnesmurphy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Usual city statue but individualised by the Glaswegians decorating it continuously with a cone! I'm told that at different times of year it has didn't cones - i.e. a green cone for St Patrick's etc.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Redsigner
Reviewed 15 January 2019

In George Square, a most photo gragh in Glasgow. Some of the great restaurant in the city. You can catch the city link buses and cab right in the center, at Christmas time the best place to see and the old friend and dinner.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Companion170217
Reviewed 3 January 2019

Just outside of the Gallery of Modern Art is this an equestrian statue of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington. A soldier and hero of the British Empire for his victories especially over Napoleon Bonaparte. Perennially crowned with a traffic cone by the hilarious citizens...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 31 December 2018

The Duke of Wellington Statue complete with a traffic cone is an iconic Glasgow landmark and should not be missed when visiting Glasgow.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Deborah O
Reviewed 22 December 2018

On a visit to Glasgow you must take a photo of the Duke and with the Duke , you have to , it's obligatory !

Date of experience: December 2018
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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