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George Square
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George Square which includes a memorial, a monument and heritage architecture
The people of Glasgow love their spacious central gathering place, which is full of statues and surrounded by stately buildings and restaurants.

Visit George Square, named after King George III, to stand in the heart of Glasgow. See statues and sculptures of pioneering Scotsmen, admire historic architecture and enjoy fine dining. The square is a gathering place during large celebrations, such as St. Andrew’s Day on November 30, Christmas carnivals, student fairs and Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve).

This welcoming spot was once a muddy wasteland. In the late 1700s the area was transformed into private gardens bounded by Georgian townhouses. By the late 19th century it was a public square. Today, it houses the Tourist Information Centre, so it’s a good place to start your tour of Glasgow.

Admire the square’s most prominent structure, the 19th-century building of the Glasgow City Chambers to the east. Have a meal or beer in the old Bank of Scotland, an Italian Renaissance-style building that now houses a pub and restaurant.

George Square is home to a dozen statues of famous names from British culture. Among these are war memorials and statues of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and James Watt, the world-famous Scottish inventor. The tall central column is a homage to the writer Sir Walter Scott and underneath it stands the sculpture of poet Robert Burns, who wrote the lyrics of the song Auld Lang Syne.

Often you can enjoy live music by bagpipers and local bands on George Square. During St. Andrew’s Day and Hogmanay, you will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the celebrating locals. Check the Glasgow City Council website for upcoming events, with the Commonwealth Games being the major focus for the summer of 2014.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Rent some skates and circle the ice rink in winter. During the holiday season the square becomes a sparkling fairground. Children will enjoy the traditional rides, such as a big wheel and carousel.

Situated in the center of Glasgow, George Square is within walking distance of many of the major attractions, including The Lighthouse and Gallery of Modern Art.

Public buses stop near the square, and Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street train stations are both a short walk away.

The people of Glasgow love their spacious central gathering place, which is full of statues and surrounded by stately buildings and restaurants.

Visit George Square, named after King George III, to stand in the heart of Glasgow. See statues and sculptures of pioneering Scotsmen, admire historic architecture and enjoy fine dining. The square is a gathering place during large celebrations, such as St. Andrew’s Day on November 30, Christmas carnivals, student fairs and Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve).

This welcoming spot was once a muddy wasteland. In the late 1700s the area was transformed into private gardens bounded by Georgian townhouses. By the late 19th century it was a public square. Today, it houses the Tourist Information Centre, so it’s a good place to start your tour of Glasgow.

Admire the square’s most prominent structure, the 19th-century building of the Glasgow City Chambers to the east. Have a meal or beer in the old Bank of Scotland, an Italian Renaissance-style building that now houses a pub and restaurant.

George Square is home to a dozen statues of famous names from British culture. Among these are war memorials and statues of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and James Watt, the world-famous Scottish inventor. The tall central column is a homage to the writer Sir Walter Scott and underneath it stands the sculpture of poet Robert Burns, who wrote the lyrics of the song Auld Lang Syne.

Often you can enjoy live music by bagpipers and local bands on George Square. During St. Andrew’s Day and Hogmanay, you will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the celebrating locals. Check the Glasgow City Council website for upcoming events, with the Commonwealth Games being the major focus for the summer of 2014.

Rent some skates and circle the ice rink in winter. During the holiday season the square becomes a sparkling fairground. Children will enjoy the traditional rides, such as a big wheel and carousel.

Situated in the center of Glasgow, George Square is within walking distance of many of the major attractions, including The Lighthouse and Gallery of Modern Art.

Public buses stop near the square, and Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street train stations are both a short walk away.

Top Hotels Close to George Square

Carlton George Hotel
Carlton George Hotel
4 out of 5
44 West George Street, Glasgow, Scotland
The price is $108 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 11
Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hotel is steps from Merchants' House, Buchanan Street, and Buchanan Galleries. George Square and City Chambers are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (986 reviews)
"Minibar fridge"

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2021

Carlton George Hotel
Dakota Glasgow
Dakota Glasgow
4 out of 5
179 West Regent Street, Glasgow, Scotland
The price is $143 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sauchiehall Street and Kings Theatre Glasgow. George Square and Royal Concert Hall are ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (629 reviews)
"Absolutely loved our stay will be staying again shortly"

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2021

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DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central
DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central
4 out of 5
Cambridge Street, Glasgow, Scotland
The price is $132 per night from Jun 25 to Jun 25
Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of George Square and Gallery of Modern Art. Glasgow Cathedral and Kelvingrove Art Gallery ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (981 reviews)
"Great parking good welcome every member of staff was pleasant and restaurant staff were excellent. Room was nice shower was great location was very good. Moved on to next city Liverpool staying in another hotel won’t mention their name but wish we had booked the Hilton in Liverpool."

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central
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Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre
Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre
4 out of 5
Finnieston Quay, Glasgow, Scotland
The price is $68 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 18
Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre
Dakota Glasgow
Dakota Glasgow
4 out of 5
179 West Regent Street, Glasgow, Scotland
The price is $143 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Dakota Glasgow
DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central
DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central
4 out of 5
Cambridge Street, Glasgow, Scotland
The price is $132 per night from Jun 25 to Jun 25
DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central
Carlton George Hotel
Carlton George Hotel
4 out of 5
44 West George Street, Glasgow, Scotland
The price is $108 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 11
Carlton George Hotel
Jurys Inn Glasgow
Jurys Inn Glasgow
4 out of 5
80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, Scotland
The price is $78 per night from Jul 12 to Jul 12
Jurys Inn Glasgow
Motel One Glasgow
Motel One Glasgow
3.5 out of 5
78-82 Oswald Street, Glasgow, Scotland
The price is $112 per night from Jun 25 to Jun 25
Motel One Glasgow
Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel
Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel
5 out of 5
No.11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, Scotland
The price is $201 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel
YOTEL Glasgow
YOTEL Glasgow
4 out of 5
Westergate, 260 Argyle St, Glasgow, Scotland
The price is $73 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
YOTEL Glasgow
voco Grand Central Glasgow
voco Grand Central Glasgow
4 out of 5
99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, Scotland
The price is $89 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 18
voco Grand Central Glasgow
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