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George Square, Glasgow

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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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Glasgow holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the George Square and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Nice place for a stroll even in the miserable Spring rain that we endured. Some excellent architecture on display and an inspiring memorial to the fallen. The stone lions are impressive too.  more »
  • This square is adjacent to where the hop on hop off bus tour begins. It is a beautiful place to relax, have a cup of tea, take some photos and people watch. Definitely worth a visit.  more »
  • Historic fluttering around all over the plastic. The site is seen also as a contact point with regard to bus tours
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  • We came through here on a day trip to Glasgow. This is a square/plaza that's pretty similar to a lot of different cities around the world and I assume they use it for events now and then, but there wasn't much going on when we were there. You have statues and monuments and large, imposing buildings all around! I'm certain this would be a prime spot to feed birds if you were so inclined. The mood here seemed pretty relaxed--just a lot of people sitting around and taking a break.
  • Iconic Glasgow Tourist Attraction. Situated opposite Glasgow council city chambers. Has some fine architecture surrounding the square. Also some poignant monuments to have a look at. Worth a visit if you've not been or seen it.
  • Steeped in history. A great meeting point. A hub for travellers. Make yourself comfortable and drink it in.
  • When weather is fine it a good place to stop and have a break from shopping and just watch the world go by or even better go for a beer or coffee in one of the many bars around the square.
  • The main square in Glasgow. Used for a variety of protests, demonstrations, events both public and private. Also just a great place to sit and watch Glasgow go it's thing, especially when its taps aff weather. Needs some care and attention from the council to improve it. However, a recent design competition descended into chaos. Would say worth a visit, but you will naturally gravitate towards here.
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