GEORGE SQUARE, Glasgow

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GEORGE SQUARE, Glasgow

George Square is the principal civic square in Glasgow and a focal point for events, official and unofficial (including demonstrations).  It is named after King George III, was laid out in 1781 and the headquarters of Glasgow City Council is a grand, Victorian, building, Glasgow City Chambers, at the east end of the square.  It features several important statues and monuments, including the City’s war memorial outside the City Chambers, an 80 foot (24 m) high column commemorating Sir Walter Scott in the centre of the square, as well as statues of a young Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Robert Burns, James Watt, Thomas Graham, General Sir John Moore, Field Marshall Lord Clyde, William Gladstone and Robert Peel.

George Square has also featured in several films and TV productions, including Outlander and World War Z. Various parts of Glasgow have been transformed into US cities for filming purposes.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Glasgow
County
Strathclyde
Post Code
G1 1GA
Main Historic Period
Victorian
Primary Management
Local Authority

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