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Duke of Wellington

Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
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What no cone?

The statue of the Duke of Wellington in Glasgow always has a traffic cone on his head, in fact it... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2018
Taxidevil
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1815 laddie

We owe this gentleman a debt!!!!! Where would we be without hero's to our tiny island like this... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
glasgowcity67
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

The statue of the Duke of Wellington in Glasgow always has a traffic cone on his head, in fact it has been an iconic image in Glasgow. Edinburgh folk are obviously have more respect for the Iron Duke who sits atop his rearing horse forever...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We owe this gentleman a debt!!!!! Where would we be without hero's to our tiny island like this man? Countless great nations have been humbled thanks to men born on our island of this caliber HUZAR HUZAR HUZAR

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Unveiled in 1852 (37 years after the battle )this is one of John Steells finest works . Funded by the political parties at that time in recognition of the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo.The Horse is Wellingtons favorite 'Copenhagen' Standing prominently in front of Register...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

I like to see as many statues as possible when traveling. This one is good but could be more. But worth a look.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

An impressive statue of the Duke of Wellington and a horse rearing up. A worthy tribute to one of Britain's greatest sons. It sits opposite the Balmoral and Waverly station, so no excuse for not visiting.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Having reviewed the one in Glasgow, I felt obliged to check this one as well. A statue of Wellington astride Copenhagen - BORING!!! No cones, no ski mask - not a patch on Glasgow's. Come on Edinburgh, August is supposed to be festival month when...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This impressive equestrian statue stands at the junction of Princes Street and North Bridge gazing across the Bridge to the Old Town. The area is always busy with traffic and with current building work nearby, the monument can easily be overlooked despite it's size, but...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Not much just a statue, you pass this on the hop on hop off bus, apparently the front half of the statue is hollow

Thank Wayne P
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

It's an ok statue. Well done. But only takes a couple minutes to look at. And it comes with a seagull on the head which has a lot of poop.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a fine depiction of the hero and victor in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. It was actually unveiled on the thirty seventh anniversary of the battle, with much patriotic celebrations. The bronze sculpture shows the Duke astride his favoured war horse Copenhagen...More

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Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
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identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found
a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but
overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even
if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art
galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of
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