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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.
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94 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AQ, Scotland
Merchant City
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Reviewed yesterday

I'd seen a photo of the Iron Duke with his traffic cone hat. You'd suppose that once it had made the local press a City Council workman would have been dispatched to quietly remove it? I was surprised that it seems to be a permanent...More

Thank observer2011
Reviewed yesterday

Somehow this irreverent statue enhanced our visit. An interesting gallery very centrally located- the horse was wearing a cone at a rakish angle on the day we visited!

Thank 629anne
Reviewed yesterday

Famous for having a traffic cone on top of it, this statue is situated next to the interesting architecture of the Gallery of Modern Art.

Thank 901,906
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Zhanna gave us some fun information about this and how it came about and how it continues to this day.

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit. It certainly attracted a lot of attention from visitors. I came across it by accident as I was strolling around Glasgow.

Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The statue is right in the heart of Glasgow right outside the information building with a library in it. Good photo opportunity.

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you travel from the shopping haven of Buchanan St towards the Merchant City you will pass the GOMA and the well known statue of the Duke sitting on his horse. The statue is a standard example of a duke on a horse but what...More

Thank Torkm68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's something uplifting on a grey day when you're dodging the raindrops (as is often the case in Glasgow), about a brief encounter with the Duke of Wellington and his trusty steed. Europe is full of equestrian statues of military figures that have faded into...More

Thank Caledonianne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time you go past this statue of Wellington, it seems to take on a new look. The first time I saw the statue, it had a ski cap sitting atop it. The next day, an orange pylon had replaced it. Very entertaining.

Thank henry v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Funny telling people different stories of how the cone got on his head and why its still there. Now the museum use it as a tool which is great, as seen in my photo it now has a cone on the horse's head too, as...More

Thank Eilidh B
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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