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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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  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 19, 2017
    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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  • An impressive place where everyone seems to congregate especially in the evenings. Despite the rain, people, it seems take delight in coming there. A five minutes walk take to the statue of Wellington sitting in a horse who usually are found with a red plastic traffic cone on his head. The authorities endeavour to remove it as soon as its spotted. Go and soak in the heady air of the town centre.
  • A great central meeting spot in Glasgow. The high tourist traffic means it feels safe throughout the day. The surrounding area has all sorts of high and lower class eating establishments - plenty to suit all moods and wallets!
  • I've never been here , I live in America but have always wanted to go . My ancestors came from here . Before I die I want to set foot on European soil , I might just stay . Such a beautiful place and I'm sure it doesn't get hot like it does here .
  • Glasgow was beautiful. First time to Scotland and it was amazing. Could have spent much more time exploring. Also, love the Scots.
  • Lovely site seeing spot I'm the heart of Glasgow. A must for tourists. Bonus for being one of the starting points for the jump on and off tourist busses

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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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