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An iron statue of the Duke of Wellington.
94 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to make sure to walk by this statue ... the cone is still there! Very funny site in the middle of City Centre.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JeffK2308
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is definitely fun to see the statue with a cone on the head. the day after we passed by and there were several. it make pretty a nice impression of Glasgow fun

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank UltimateFamilyTravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw this statue several times and heard the reason for the traffic cone "hat." I'll leave that for your visit. It is a Glasgow student thing but everyone in city wants cone to stay..

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Donfabien
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 13 February 2019

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 11 February 2019

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 10 February 2019

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 22 January 2019

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 16 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
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denis r
12 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