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The Lighthouse

11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland (Anderston)
+44 141 276 5365
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$19*
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Glasgow City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
81%
Ranked #43 of 180 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Landmarks
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Great place view from tower amazing...staff very friendly and helpful from the reception and around the different floors to the cafe staff ...well worth a visit and free ..

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Torquay, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

If you fancy a bit of art and a walk up through a Lighthouse this is the place for you. Once at the top you can go outside and take in the views over the top of most of the buildings in the city. Great views.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Love the tower, love the shop, love the exhibitions! If I lived in Glasgow, I'd go there every day for a nice view and a bit of exercise

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Dublin.Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Really interesting exhibition space in the centre of Glasgow just off Buchanan St but easily missed. Very well renovated. The view from the tower is fabulous. It is a pity the signage has been graffiti'd and not yet cleaned. Inside the exhibtion space is well used and very accessible. The expo on the local hero, Rennie Mackintosh is well worth... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

It's a lovely building just next to Buchanan street (main pedestrian street) but still you might find it hard to find, but certainly worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Lovely little place with lovely pieces Loved the view from top over city although had a function on that day so only a quick look Plenty to see Only negative could do with more signage as I had never noticed it before which is a shame

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Bit hard to find but once inside we found the display interesting, especially the models of Macintosh's projects that had never been built. Its worth continuing the climb up the steps to the top for the views. there is a viewing platform accessible by lift as well. We had a light lunch in the cafe which was tasty and good... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Tucked away from the rush of the crowded street, lovely place to visit to see Macintosh's ingenious work, albeit a small amount. Just round the corner from the mainline station. Staff very helpful in the museum. Do climb the stairs if you can (135 steps) to see the surrounding views. Shame that there has been vandals up there doing their... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The title sums up our experience! Went, because it's on the tourist trail. Entered the building, went up to the viewing section at the top, viewed, went back down. Go if you are passing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great place to go and look over the city from the glass room at the top, conference facilities are not great room was like a sauna, no AC and just had a couple of windows open. Café closed for no reason and corridor is small, I would not book this place for a conference! Andy's top tip- Take the train... More

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