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George Square in Glasgow images and information on restaurants, bar diners, tour buses and historic buildings around the square.

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George Square
is the centre of Glasgow

George Square is the most visited attraction in Glasgow. The square was laid out in 1781, Queen Street Train Station opened in 1842, in the north-west corner, and the City Chambers (seat of local government) as seen in the image above, was completed in 1888 on the east side. There are free tours most days of the City Chambers.

Glasgow Central Train Station was opened in 1879, about 500 yards southwest of George Square.

There are 11 statues around the square, such as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Robert Burns, James Watt, and the tallest statue in the square, Sir Walter Scott. The square was changed to a grey surface in 2013, with four grass areas also added.

George Square is often used for entertainment events and as an Ice Rink at Christmas. The City Tour Buses depart from here.

George Square Google Map. George Square Postcode: G1 1HL.

 

Next to the City Chambers, to the right in the image above, is the old General Post Office building, redesigned to hold modern offices, shops, and restaurants. Here you will find Jamie Olivers Italian Restaurant and Browns Restaurant.

On the corner of George Square, next to the City Chambers, is the Piper On The Square bar diner.

Overlooking George Square, on the southwest corner, is the Counting House, a Bank of Scotland building built in 1870. The Counting House was converted to a J D Wetherspoon bar/diner in 1996. Also in the Counting House, is the Elia Greek Restaurant.

Overlooking George Square, on the north side, is the Millennium Hotel with its popular restaurant named Brasserie on George Square, with great views over the square.

See George Square Bar Diners for information on many diners close to the square.

There are a number of interesting Victorian buildings around this area, see
Glasgow Buildings for information and images.

Large Image of George Square taken in April 2011 . en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Square

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