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Duke of Wellington Statue

94 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AQ, Scotland
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An iron statue of the Duke of Wellington.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
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“traffic cone” (127 reviews)
“his head” (48 reviews)
94 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AQ, Scotland
Merchant City
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Love this, kids saw it for first time and really got involved taking pictures for friends. Great fun.

Thank lollybird
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the hat that makes it worth mentioning... It's located not too far from the main shopping area.... Not a must see, but on the other hand... during daylight it might be funny to take a picture in a city where there isn't that...More

Thank Ronald_jelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just outside the Gallery of Modern Art is this statue of the Duke of Wellington. The Council has given up trying to remove his modern headgear so it has become iconic. Interesting to note that when visiting in December there was a santa hat on...More

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this is more exciting for the people of Glasgow than the tourists. It has a cone on it that keeps getting replaced anytime anyone removes it. Vaguely amusing but somehow on loads of tourist aimed mugs/t shirts/coasters etc. Maybe I'm missing the point.

Thank Darren C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glaswegians do things differently. It is pretty impressive they manage to put the traffic cones on its head as it's a pretty big statue.

Thank Mack806
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this because it shows the humour of the people. It's nothing more than a statue but no trip to Glasgow imo is complete without seeing this, it's brilliant.

Thank 999cheekymonkey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If this is iconic because of the traffic cone on its head well I am not amused. Just another of many celebrated men statues in Glasgow. The one woman is Queen V side saddle on a horse 🐎

Thank Paula G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Duke of Wellington Statue, is situated outside the Gallery of Modern Art on Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow. Originally erected in 1844, the traffic cone addition started as a prank in the early 1980’s. The council removed it, but it continually returned after “nights out”,...More

Thank quinni_224
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It sits outside an art museum and although the cone was not originally part of the statue it has become an essential part of it. Interesting history to how an act of mischief become part of art.

Thank cigarron
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Note the Traffic Cone on old Conkey's head. This is courtesy of Glasgow students and despite the best efforts of the council, it keeps coming back. It is a good statue anyway, but the cone adds charm and poise!

Thank OssianLtd
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denis r
12 February 2015|
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Response from Tammie663 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly have no idea why there is a statue of the Duke of Wellington in Glasgow. But, it is on the 'must see' list and was on our tour of the city. About a block away is a lovely city park full of statues of more famous... More