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The Lighthouse

Address: 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland (City Centre)
Phone Number: +44 141 276 5365
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Glasgow City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Ranked #35 of 141 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: Spanning six floors, The Lighthouse provides an unrivaled opportunity...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Spanning six floors, The Lighthouse provides an unrivaled opportunity to experience architecture and design through a changing program of world-class exhibitions, award winning education and lifelong learning projects, broad ranging events program and networking opportunities. Climb the Mackintosh Tower for stunning views across the city, indulge yourself in the latest designer products at The Lighthouse Shop, or simply relax in the doocot, our rooftop cafe/bar.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Went along to see what this building was all about . It turned out to be a wee gem of a place. Go in to the water tower and climb to the top 145 steps ( I think) The views of all around the city are amazing. Now I do not know Glasgow well, but my friend pointed out all... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Good place for meetings/small conferences. Nice contemporary building in really convenient city centre location, easy for commuting to. Been to a couple of meetings here and liked the setting. Good food at lunch, interesting exhibitions, great view of city from top floor and has ground floor shopping. Recommend it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Not obvious down the bottom of Mitchell lane this gem was well worth a visit, It's the centre for architecture and design in Glasgow.Lots to see and do, plenty of information on Architech Rennie MacIntosh and exhibits of his work. Floors of many other exhibits and interesting information to many to mention now. Spiral staircase or lift to a rooftop... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I live in Glasgow but had never got round to visiting before. I found the Charles Rennie Mackintosh material very interesting, and the other exhibitions were also interesting. But the most surprising thing was being able to climb to the top of the tower and to get an all-round view of the city. Never done that before. You have to... More 

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Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The building is of Rennie Macintosh design and a display of his work is on one floor. The rest is made up of travelling exhibitions and work spaces so there may not be a lot to see. For views out over the city there is a glass enclosed viewing gallery, served by a lift, for inclement weather or climb the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Make sure you take the time to walk up the spiral staircase to the top of the lighthouse, amazing views especially if it's a sunny day.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Every time a friend of family member visits me in Glasgow for the first time, I take them to the lighthouse. Entrance is free, and you get a pleasant view of the city from the top of the tower. On occasion you also get really interesting temporary exhibition. (takes between 30min and 1h to go around the place - up/down... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A very good display about what went into making the Commonwealth Games happen, as well as the wonderful structure of Mackintosh's light house. Including a nice view from the top.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

you can go to 6th floor to see the city view for free, and they have another room for showcase architecture kind of things, down stairs the have souvenir shop that you can buy something, there is quite a nice place to visit when u are in glasgow!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Overall I recommend the Lighthouse. Great views of the Glasgow skyline from the tower, and the best time to go is in winter at dusk (around 4pm) when the city street lights start to go on. Plus, this attraction is FREE ENTRY! However, on the downside - why can't the staff clean up the litter and graffiti from the tower... More 

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