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George Square, Glasgow

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Landmark Tourist Spot
The principal civic square in Glasgow, George Square is named after King George III. Laid out in 1781, the square houses Glasgow City Council and boasts a collection of important statues and monuments, paying homage to Robert Burns, James Watt, Sir Robert Peel and Sir Walter Scott. Visit during winter to enjoy an ice-skating rink, fun fair, and heated entertainment area. Follow the heritage trail and brush up on the area's history. Pick up an information guide from the tourist information center, or download it online. Plan your George Square visit and explore what else you can see and do in Glasgow using our Glasgow family vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • George Square is great to walk around, check out a cafe, pop into a few shops, or just sit and people watch. It's pretty centrally located and has charming streets in every direction. There is a river...  more »
  • Beautiful Square surrounded with some of the most notable buildings in Glasgow. Great architecture and interesting statues etc. Well located, clean and a very pleasant part of the city.  more »
  • It is a great place to visit been several times best time was when there was a YES to independence meeting the place had a good ambiance and made feel proud to be scottish and to have been in the area...  more »
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  • Nice area. Lots of college students. Not much to do though
  • Glasgow's Trafalgar square...complete with mini Nelsons column and lions. Good place to have a sandwich or pastry. Greggs right here...so book need to get ripped off.
  • Its a nice place just to sit relax and just enjoy the view you get its absulutly amazing. If i have to say a con its to many pidgeys But i kinda love em
  • A fine square but I don't think it looks at its best at the moment.
  • Glasgow Central square, perhsps not as ornate as it used to be, but it is well maintained and used to host various events and festivals throughout the year. City Chambers is on the East side of the square. Free tours of the building are at 10am and 2pn on week days (worth a visit!)