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George Square, Glasgow
(4.1/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Just visited George Square and what a disappointment! No atmosphere, no music, fun or festivities as everything closes at 18:00. Poor show in comparison to Edinburgh. Don't waste your time ! 
  • Just back from 'Christmas at George Square'.An extremely disappointing day out,unbeknown to us there was no ice rink or ferris wheel this year&we only found out when we arrived.A Christmas market ther...  more »
  • In my opinion it equals Edinburgh and easily outdoes Aberdeen and Dundee for Xmas atmosphere The Xmas Lights are fantastic and kids would love it. Plenty of places to eat and drink nearby as well as Q...  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!)