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Review of The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse
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$19.46*
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City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #27 of 276 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

There were a variety of displays on when we visited, including an excellent exhibition from the Glasgow University.

Visited September 2013
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Castle Donington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great views of Glasgow & beyond”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Hiding down Mitchell Lane(off Buchanan st) the Lighthouse is one of the best places to view Glasgow(on a sunny day)

Visited September 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“An interesting exhibition venue in the heart of Glasgow City Centre”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

My partner and I recently visited the Lighthouse to attend an Exhibition on the History of Glasgow.
An informative film viewed at floor level, various maps and biographies of famous Glaswegians through the ages all gave an interesting insight into the historical growth of Glasgow. This is an iconic building located just off Buchanan Street designed by architect Rennie McIntosh. Staff are both friendly and welcoming and are very knowledgeable about their surroundings.

Visited August 2013
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Rushden, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

If your in to art and stuff maybe interesting I'm not I went for the views of Glasgow firstly not the easiest place to find down a side street, then you can go in the lift to the 6th floor for some views if your feeling energetic go to floor 3 then climb a spiral staircase for better views but to be honest the views are not special in fact I didn't find Glasgow that special but the lighthouse is free of charge so worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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Leland, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Hard to find, but well worth it”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

This place was really interesting. When we went there was an exhibit called Archtecture of Antartica. Didn't expect that. And several exhibits on the architect Macintosh. But the highlight was the spiral staircase to the roof, six flights up. The view was great.

Visited August 2013
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