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Duke of Wellington Statue

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

what would become of the duke if he didn't have his tall hat , last time I was in Glasgow he had two on !

Thank domino61
Reviewed 5 days ago

Love it. Makes it a special landmark in the city center.Raises a smile.Now a huge tourist attraction.

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day we were there was the hottest day in history - July 2018. And yet, this poor man and his horse were wearing about 10 cones. Amusing to me that this would be such an affront in America but Scots find the fun in...More

Thank Tootallal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an iconic glasgow Landmark. If you’re not from Glasgow / Scotland - we basically make it our mission to always put a traffic cone on the Dukes head. It’s a right of passage as a young party goer in Glasgow. If you ever...More

Thank SkotijosLietuvis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting story behind this & you'll just have to visit and take a tour to appreciate and learn more.....

Thank makody49
Reviewed 1 week ago

The thing about it now is it has become soo iconic of the Glasgow humour. It's image is used on all sort of merchandise these days. Sometimes there are more than one cone on his head. Wonder who put the first one on lol

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

you cant go to the city center and not see the statue, i always rember it as my son worked for the council and was asked on numerous times to get the cone down as he did, but next weekend its back, think it should...More

Thank 455betty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel was very near this statue! We loved the cheeky sense of humour exhibited by the traffic cone on the statue's head. And the fact that you can even get fridge magnets and postcards.

Thank Helen N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really though tit was a drunken prank until i saw so many painting s and photos of this around the city.

Thank VGAqa12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some misguided person keeps on putting a witch hat on his head and every time it is removed it comes back and even in Trip Advisor photo is shows the red cone which detracts from it

Thank Peter M
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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
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