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Duke of Wellington Statue

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Address: Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland
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An iron statue of the Duke of Wellington.

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Mr Cone Head

We passed the Duke of Wellington statue several times, while out and about, and my daughter started referring to him as Mr Cone Head. I love the tongue-in-cheek humour of it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everyone visiting Glasgow wants a pic of Duke of Wellington statue adorned with his traffic cone, this is a must see as Glaswegians who pass The Duke make sure his traffic cone is still in place, always brings a smile to my face. lol :- )

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I always thought that his hat was a seasonal thing. I guess not. My wife assures me he was in full haberdasher's mode when she last visited in March prior.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worthwhile visiting but it is pretty difficult to avoid, we arrived at it a couple of times, during the daytime and at night without necessarily aiming to stop by. . . definitely have to take a pic.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is exactly what it says on the tin, a statue with a traffic cone on top of it. The fact it keeps getting added again is terrific but in terms of an attraction, I wouldn't be going out of my way to hunt it down.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We passed the Duke of Wellington statue several times, while out and about, and my daughter started referring to him as Mr Cone Head. I love the tongue-in-cheek humour of it all.It makes a boring old statue that would otherwise not raise an eyebrow, let alone a smile, stand out.Long live this Glasgow tradition!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a quick visit and a photo to see the statue with its inevitable traffic cone hat on! It's removed pretty much every morning by council officials and replaced by revellers every night! It's a nice statue anyway to be fair. Worth a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always had the traffic cone on its head and that makes a typical boring statue into something fun. The area surrounding is good to visit also including Stirling library.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of Glasgow's iconic statues but the traffic cone makes it uniquely Glasgow. Santa sitting on it was an unusual sight

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nobody can say if It`s a joke or a real art.... but It`s super cool. Perfect for a picture of the real Glasgow, cool and funny.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is pointed out if you do the bus tour. It is supposed that the authorities take the cone off each night, but the students put it back again ready for the next morning.

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