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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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  • In the business and financial centre around City Hall is the leafy square, again a "beloved green place" - that's the translation of the Gaelic name Glasgow. Surrounded by bronze statues of prominent Scots, including Queen Victoria and Albert of Saxe-Coburg. But all of them tower over the statue of the poet Sir Walter Scott - his "Ivenhoe" was "influencer" in the 19th century. The poet is honoured here, the statue looks beyond all others. I sketched the square and the building to the left with the inscription: "People make Glasgow" - people make Glasgow.
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  • Great place to sit and people watch or walk around and see all the monuments and statues. Lots of places to drink or eat in the area  more »
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  • I love this place with its red floor, flowers and sculptures. I love the two lions the most. I used to spend some time there. There is a free information centre there with free stuff like maps of the city, sightseeing brochures and helping desks. I like to sit on benches and watch the surroundings. It’s very near to the students’ union. There is a restaurant which serves “haggis” there! If you don’t know what it is, don’t search for it. I ate it several times and adored it until I wanted to know its ingredients! I wish I didn’t! Though, I can’t stop eating it even if I lose a soul! I still keep my 15-year old photos of this place!
  • One of the biggest and well known landmarks of the city. Lots of statues and area used for many great events such as memorial services, German markets, mini carnivals and when it's not being used for that, on a nice day it's nice to sit on the benches and chill out.
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