George Square

George Square which includes a memorial, a monument and heritage architecture
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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

YOTEL Glasgow
YOTEL Glasgow
4 out of 5
Westergate, 260 Argyle St, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 8QW
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $80 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Glasgow. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (420 reviews)
"Perfect location to explore the city. Unfortunately the app didnt work but this didnt effect our stay. Clean and tidy."

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2022

YOTEL Glasgow
Maldron Hotel Glasgow City
Maldron Hotel Glasgow City
4 out of 5
50 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 3QB
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $117 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Glasgow. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (456 reviews)
"a nice hotel"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2022

Maldron Hotel Glasgow City
voco Grand Central Glasgow
voco Grand Central Glasgow
4 out of 5
99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 3SF
Fully refundable
The price is $109 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Glasgow. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (959 reviews)
"Great location. Friendly and helpful staff. Room was stocked and clean. Lounge was great for people watching"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

voco Grand Central Glasgow
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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easyHotel Glasgow
easyHotel Glasgow
3 out of 5
1 Hill Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G3 6RN
The price is $47 per night from Jul 21 to Jul 22
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Maldron Hotel Glasgow City
Maldron Hotel Glasgow City
4 out of 5
50 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 3QB
The price is $117 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
Maldron Hotel Glasgow City
voco Grand Central Glasgow
voco Grand Central Glasgow
4 out of 5
99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 3SF
The price is $109 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
voco Grand Central Glasgow
YOTEL Glasgow
YOTEL Glasgow
4 out of 5
Westergate, 260 Argyle St, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 8QW
The price is $80 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
YOTEL Glasgow
Jurys Inn Glasgow
Jurys Inn Glasgow
4 out of 5
80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 4QG
The price is $89 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
Jurys Inn Glasgow
Carlton George Hotel
Carlton George Hotel
4 out of 5
44 West George Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 1DH
The price is $130 per night from Jul 31 to Aug 1
Carlton George Hotel
Motel One Glasgow
Motel One Glasgow
3.5 out of 5
78-82 Oswald Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 4PL
The price is $89 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 12
Motel One Glasgow
DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central
DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central
4 out of 5
Cambridge Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 3HN
The price is $117 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central
Apex City of Glasgow Hotel
Apex City of Glasgow Hotel
4 out of 5
110 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 2EN
The price is $119 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 19
Apex City of Glasgow Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.