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“Very pleasant after the revamp”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of George Square

George Square
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Glasgow's Must Sees 5-Hour Private Tour
Ranked #29 of 269 things to do in Glasgow
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Very pleasant after the revamp”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

George Square recently underwent some sort of revamp and it's now very pleasant. There are plenty of benches and it's a handy place to meet, especially given it's close proximity to Queen Street station and to the main places in the city centre.

Visited October 2013
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“Great place with statues of prominent Scottish people .......”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

George Square might be considered as the center of Glasgow's activities. On this Square you will find statues of the most prominent Scottish people with the highest statue is the statue of Sir Walter Scott. Normally you would find a lot of cultural activities held on this Square, however, since Glasgow will host the Commonwealth Games in 2014, this Square was closed for renovation when visited Glasgow early August.

Visited August 2013
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“A real scene of many aspects of everyday life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

This Square pleased me very much, when I visited it for the first time. I think it is a definitely
heart of the civil life in Glasgow.Not a geographical centre like a Blythswood Square to the west by 1 km, but still, all distances are measured from here.
It is named after King George III,with many monuments and staues on the perimeter of square.
You can see ,here,among the others, to mention only the most distinctive,those dedicated to
Robert Burns, James Watt, Sir Robert Peel and Sir Walter Scott.
Also, You have got the headquarters of Glasgow City Council and Glasgow City Chambers.
The Square was establshed in 1781 and first intended to be occupied in its center with a statue of King George III himself, but because of the War of American Independance in 1775
and possible British defeat in 1783, was decided instead to give a honour to Sir Walter Scott.
In addition, once on occasion of a Nyx Festival of a darkness in 2009,an equestrian statue of Queen Victoria stood here in the center of a Square.
There is also,here,the building of a General Post Office and main Tourist Information Centre within it.
George Square is a very quiet place, even on the busy days and hours,where You can really enjoy walking along its trottoirs and watching the beautiful buildings from the period of the Scottish Enlightenment.
However it is beside of that,the scene of public meetings, political gatherings, riots, protests, celebrations, ceremonies, parades and concerts.

Visited November 2012
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“Piping Live”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Loved listening to various pipe bands perform in the square as part of piping live wee. Always a great atmosphere.

Visited August 2012
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“Great place to spend time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

ones or twice a year we go to Scotland and we alwais stay at Hotel Millenium and partly because of the Square, when we go in decwmber , then the Square is decorated in a very Christmasly way :-) . In the summertime it's also very beautiful and nice to have icecream and walk around. We are going now in august and looking foreward to it.

Visited December 2012
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