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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
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"traffic cone"
in 133 reviews
"his head"
in 50 reviews
"gallery of modern art"
in 34 reviews
"photo opportunity"
in 9 reviews
"glasgow landmark"
in 10 reviews
"royal exchange square"
in 6 reviews
"city council"
in 6 reviews
"queen street"
in 7 reviews
"george square"
in 17 reviews
"scones"
in 16 reviews
"hat"
in 53 reviews
"icon"
in 30 reviews
"humour"
in 49 reviews
"horses"
in 40 reviews
"symbol"
in 12 reviews
"goma"
in 18 reviews
"prank"
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Reviewed today

While on a guided bus tour of Glasgow we had to drive by the Duke of Wellington Statue and hear the story surrounding it. It certainly was one of the highlights of the tour.

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Reviewed today

As a Glaswegian, the Duke of Wellingtom Statie is a lovely peice of work. With the traffic cone on it, it is of a low mentality that would think this is normal? Normal Scottish people do not think it is funny and makes out scottish...More

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Reviewed yesterday

definately a visitor attraction in it's own right, there were lots of smiles and photos being taken of ' the man with the hat ' by tourists and locals alike, amazing what a bit humour can do for a city, especially when the weather's dreich

Thank hapyvoyagers
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Reviewed yesterday

This statue became our guide to where we were in the city. My friend lives in Hastings in East Susse, where there's a statue of Queen Victoria who often wears an identical hat!

Thank fredagrant
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To me, this says Glasgow. You have to either see it, take a pic or have your pic taken with it to say you’ve really been to the city. If you have to ask why you’ll never know.

Thank hjworton
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everytime the traffic cone gets removed from the Duke's head, "students" are blamed for putting it back on.

Thank Linda K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amusing statue with the cone on his head. Good to see. Good meeting place! Worth wondering around the art gallery behind him too.

Thank Lottelli
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, so it's not exactly a day out, but if you're in that part of the city and have not seen the Duke before then it's worth popping along to take a photo. I love the fact that the cone is continously replaced. I love...More

Thank Matthew M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's as Scottish as mince and tatties, Oor Wullie or the Clyde. The Duke of Wellington always wears his traffic cone hat. No one really knows how the cone gets there either, it's like Santa coming down your chimney. A secret!

Thank macnab99
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When the street cone first appeared some time in the 1980's on the Duke's statue situated outside the Gallery of Modern Art there was a public outcry. Today people get upset when someone removes it. "Keep the Cone"

Thank Peter O
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denis r
12 February 2015|
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Response from Jeff J |
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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