The Lighthouse

Just steps from Glasgow’s Style Mile, the Lighthouse serves as a popular place to spend a couple of hours. Also known as Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, this attraction is most famous for its sweeping views of the city’s eclectic skyline, best seen from its sixth-floor viewing point, accessible by elevator or by way of 133 steps up a spiral staircase.

Designed in 1985 by iconic Scottish designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Lighthouse was originally home to The Glasgow Herald newspaper, one of the longest-running newspapers in the world. But regardless of the newspaper’s history, why is there a lighthouse up an alley in central Glasgow? Well, the building’s famous tower only resembles a lighthouse—the tower was actually built to house an 8,000-gallon water tank to protect the building and its contents against fire.

The Lighthouse hosts exhibitions, workshops and discussions related to design and architecture. The permanent Mackintosh Interpretation Centre, located on the third floor, allows visitors to see small-scale models of Mackintosh buildings that never came to fruition, along with original furniture and photos. As the Lighthouse was the designer’s first public commission, it is an ideal starting point for a Mackintosh-inspired trip through Glasgow. 

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Adres: 11 Mitchell Ln, Glasgow, Scotland G1 3NU, Schotland
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City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour door Glasgow

Ontdek Glasgow, een van de meest levendige en wereldse bestemmingen in Europa, met deze hop-on hop-off sightseeingtour vanuit een dubbeldekker met open dak. Kies tussen een 24-uurs of 48-uurs ticket en geniet van onbeperkt in- en uitstappen bij elk van de 21 haltes langs de route voor de periode die u hebt geselecteerd. Als u wilt, kunt u gedurende de volledige duur van de tour in de bus blijven. Dit duurt ongeveer 1 uur en 20 minuten. De tour brengt u langs de belangrijkste bezienswaardigheden van de stad, waaronder de Kathedraal van Glasgow, de Botanische Tuinen, het Riverside Museum, Glasgow Green, en nog veel meer!
  • Duur: 1 tot 2 dagen
  • Aangeboden in: Engels
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US$ 19,22
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  • Duur: 1 tot 2 dagen
  • Aangeboden in: Engels
Vanaf
US$ 19,22


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