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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“traffic cone” (120 reviews)
“his head” (45 reviews)
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94 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AQ, Scotland
Merchant City
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Duke of Wellington or the"Choline Well ghosts" is a must for visitors to Glasgow. These polite souls wait in turn, with a smile, to capture the noble lord on their smart phones or cameras. No problems, later in identifying the city in question. Great...More

Thank Kay S
Reviewed 1 week ago

if ur a vistor to glashow u must see this haha i don't know who done it but it makes you smile when you see it

Thank Janice S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We passed by this statue many times during our trip. At first I wasn’t sure what to think. But as time passed, I grew to really like seeing the traffic cone. It speaks to the quirky character of the city that we grew to love...More

Thank Daniel O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Glasgow shows Americans what to do with those controversial Confederate statues: Keep them, but make dunces out of the rebel leaders by putting cones on their heads, and then market them as new cultural icons.

Thank Ronald W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apparently the council removed the witches hat each night and it appeared again each morning so they gave up and now its a tourist attraction. Worth a photo of Wellington and his hat. The statue is situated outside the Gallery of Modern Art

Thank Cherie111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked a lot during a weekend in Glasgow as there is so much to see, and this statue was one of the things on the agenda. Not far from Buchanan Street it was easily combined with a walk along that shopping street, Princess Square...More

Thank Goonerbeer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of interesting places to see inn downtown. Plan a good couple days to see them if wanting to really go slow and enjoy

Thank jeffdX9225XM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amusing to see the statue with the traffic cone on its head. We had seen this on an episode of Waterfront Cities of the World and were glad it was still wearing its special hat. Much more interesting than the Gallery of Modern Art, in...More

Thank calgaryguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can you say about a statue of a horse which has a traffic cone on it's head??? It's something which is a great form of both interest and amusement. It's surrounded by loads of good shops,bars and restaurants and the museum beside it is...More

Thank sandralowe028
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an ongoing prank in Glasgow to give the Duke (and his horse) an appropriate hat. Definitely a funny sight and worth seeing!

Thank Colleen B
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denis r
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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
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