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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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  • One of the great place to hang out in Glasgow. I mean a park like this in middle of city centre is unbelievable. It's very enjoyable specially on sunny days. Don't forget to take pictures with all the...  more »
  • George Square is the largest square in Glasgow, with various monuments celebrating Scotland's finest prodigies. It is a vast expanse were you can sit down and take it all in, maybe enjoy a tea/coffee ...  more »
  • There is about everything you could want in the area. We bought numerous presents for friend and family at a far price. Really enjoyed browsing the stores.  more »
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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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Glasgow's revitalized city center offers outstanding accommodations--along with some of the finest shopping outside London. Considered one of the finest Victorian cities in Britain, Glasgow is renowned for its centrally located hotels. Spacious rooms overlook the historical city center, and award-winning restaurants and trendy cafes occupy the lower levels. Farther away from the central areas, which are often noisy and crowded with tourists, is a world of small B&Bs and guesthouses. These considerably cheaper options offer quality lodging in quiet neighborhoods less frequented by weekend revelers and rowdy nightlife lovers.
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