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The Lighthouse

11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland (Anderston)
44-141-276-5360
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Ranked #36 of 161 attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Popped into this amazing place whilst on a business trip to Glasgow. The views from the top, reached by lift were amazing. As it was a clear day I was able to get some great photos. Popped into the cafe for a coffee, cool, well laid out and lots of space. The building is very interesting with lots of exhibitions.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I went to the Lighthouse because several locals told me it was worth it. I was not disappointed. It was in an alley so a little hard to find (The NAV on my phone saved me) Interesting things on every floor. I loved the architecture and took several pictures that in my mind were worthy of framing.Don't miss the observation... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Great building, exhibits not really our thing but climbing the huge spiral staircase is definitely worth it for the views of the city from the top! And with free entry how can you complain!

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The_Lighthouse_Team, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Dear Sharna88, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Our exhibitions do change regularly, so maybe the next time you're in the city there will be more than the view for you to enjoy! More

Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This off street art/design centre is built using a modern addition/atrium to Mackintosh's original Glasgow Herald building. It's free and well worth seeking out. When we visited had a permanent Mackintosh exhibition plus exhibition of ariel photos of past industrial building glories of Scotland during the mid C20. You can also take lift or walk to top where there is... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The entrance to the Lighthouse is just of the main shopping street but you could miss it if you are not careful, which would be a shame as this is a fab free attraction. Go right up to the top of the building by the spiral stairs in the tower for outside views of Glasgow. Alternatively be a wimp and... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Well worth visiting especially if you are are Rennie Mackintosh fan. A wonderful exhibition of his works and some beautiful pieces of furniture. The views from the tower are well worth the climb up the spiral staircase. Also visit the willow tea rooms for a cup of coffee and cake to see more of his designs.

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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Interesting history or Rennie McKintosh and excellent (almost) panoramic views around the city, even on a wet and dull day

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London, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The staircase from the 3rd floor allows visitors to climb to the top of the old water tower to the external viewing gallery for a 270 degree view of the city - even on a rainy windy day it was worth it! The building was Charles Rennie Mackintosh's first commission in Glasgow and now includes an interesting overview of his... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We visited the Lighthouse at the last minute looking for shelter from the not-so-friendly Glasgow weather and were pleasantly surprised to find a nice exhibit dedicated to Rennie Mackintosh. And once the weather improved we ventured up the lighthouse to take in the great views round the City. Worth a visit for sure.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Can't missed this. Walking up the spiral staircase of 133 steps to the roof top, great 360 degrees view of Glasgow! Also many about Mackintosh if you a fan of art.

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