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Guided Tour of the Original Willow Tearooms Building and Breakfast for £10 provided by Mackintosh at the Willow

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Guided Tour of the Original Willow Tearooms Building and Breakfast for £10

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Overview
The famous Tea Rooms first opened in 1903 and are of huge importance to Glasgow’s architectural and cultural heritage and are the only surviving Tea Rooms designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for local entrepreneur and patron Miss Kate Cranston. The building has undergone an extensive restoration in order to bring it back to its former glory, to reopen it to the public and create a sustainable future. Mackintosh at the Willow operates as a social enterprise creating training, learning, employment and other opportunities and support for young people and communities. We’ve worked with The Prince’s Trust and Dumfries House who have recruited and provided training for young people and we’ve created employment, skills development and further training opportunities for them at Mackintosh at the Willow.
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  • You'll start at
    217 Sauchiehall St
    217 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EX, UK
    Please come to the retail store in the adjoining building to the tearooms and collect your ticket. The tour begins outside the building. Please be aware that the tours are at either 9am, 10am or 11am - breakfast can be served anytime before 11am.
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    Mackintosh at the Willow
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    The famous Tea Rooms first opened in 1903 and are of huge importance to Glasgow’s architectural and cultural heritage and are the only surviving Tea Rooms designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for local entrepreneur and patron Miss Kate Cranston. All tours are conducted by our wonderful tearooms team and must be booked in advance to confirm availability.  The tour will cover all main spaces within the tearooms, highlighting the work undertaken by the restoration team, the important interiors within, and how the building relates to other Mackintosh works.   This tour includes private viewing of the exquisite Salon de Luxe and historic Billiard Room
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  • You'll end at
    217 Sauchiehall St
    217 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EX, UK
    Please come to the retail store in the adjoining building to the tearooms and collect your ticket. The tour begins outside the building. Please be aware that the tours are at either 9am, 10am or 11am - breakfast can be served anytime before 11am.
    See address & details
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Departure Point
217 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EX, UK
Duration
45–60 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Choice of a roll with one filling or a pastry and a tea or a coffee! t's and c's apply.
  • Entry/Admission - Mackintosh at the Willow
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Emma M wrote a review Feb 2020
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The tour guide gave so much information about the original building and the restoration. Was one of the best tours I've been on. The place is silply amazing. Wonderful to see areas closed to public. Museum was fun and interactive. Great value
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Date of experience: February 2020
Anya wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent tour getting to see parts otherwise off limits, very enthusiastic guide, and great to see it before it got too busy (10am tour). Definitely worth the money!
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Date of experience: December 2019
sadie wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
We were taken through the captivating detail of the Willow Tea Rooms and entered a world of a past bygone age and current restoration. Tommy our tour guide was excellent and passionate about the history and art work. The 45 minutes flew by. We enjoyed the breakfast included. It
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Date of experience: December 2019
markelliott66 wrote a review Dec 2019
Madrid, Spain2 contributions
Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides, a chance to see the rooms that aren't open to the public and very good value with the breakfast. We are all very lucky that a group of people had the vision to restore the tearooms with such love and that shows through in every detail
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Date of experience: December 2019
C W wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
The guide was very knowledgeable and gave is a very good personal tour of the building.She was very enthusiastic and this really added to the experience. We were very impressed with and enjoyed having the delicious roll/ cake and coffee afterwards in the Mackintosh designed
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Delicious, Fabulous and Exceptional
If you do nothing else this year go here. Macintosh at the Willow Tea room, Saloon Deluxe High Tea experience. Fo
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CraftyGirl72
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At Home Afternoon Tea
I collected the new At Home Afternoon Tea stand for my Solo Lockdown Birthday and have to say it couldn't have been
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Peter B
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Lovely Lunch and Tour
This an amazingly designed Tea Room like nothing I've ever seen before. I did a tour to learn the history of the Ro
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hildad170
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Tour of Mackintosh at the Willow
Tour was an hour and tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. You get to see parts of the building not norma
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sylviarS7886KA
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Mr Lewis
CRMackintosh gem,food is fantastic,staff couldn't do enough for us, gift shop with beautiful surroundings.
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GlasgowHeart
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Lovely lunch
First visit ever in all the years I have been back in Glasgow! Staff were very nice and the environment was so plea
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ELRarity65
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Delightful experience
A special treat to celebrate my friends' retirement was made all the more enjoyable by the excellent staff at Mcint
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Margaret B
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The perfect afternoon tea experience.
From the moment we entered we were made to feel special by all the staff. The decor here is beautiful, as is the cr
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275isbt
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Truly Scrumptious
I’d give it more stars if I could. We had the vegetarian afternoon tea which was delicious. Friendly attentive staf
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sandiemaher46
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Excellent
I have been a fan of the Mackintoshes for years and have been to the tea rooms once a year when I come to Glasgow,
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bravot603
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Very special venue for afternoon tea
What fabulous surroundings in which to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea! We received a warm welcome and exemplary se
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Aixerr0ta
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Lovely tearoom in downtown Glasgow
I had visited an exposition about the art of Charles Rennie MacKintosh in Liverpool a year ago, and seeing I was vi
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Blippo
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An excellent tour
We were very lucky to have an individual tour with an engaging and enthusiastic guide who was keen to share his own
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Craigmil1ar
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perfect afternoon tea
Fantastic afternoon tea! Delicious sandwiches, perfect scones, fantastic cakes. Wide selection of teas. Great servi
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GlasgieGirl
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Slow service
Decided to pop in for drink and cake in between films at the annual Film Festival. Have been in before, albeit it
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  • Duration: 45–60 minutes
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