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“Great views”
Review of The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse
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US$19.63*
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City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #28 of 272 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.
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Great views”
Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

Walking up the spiral staircase to the roof top is a must, great 360 degrees view of Glasgow and it's free entry!

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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“Great view!”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Well worth a visit. Stunning view of Glasgow City Centre and free!! We got a lift to a viewing gallery but i've since discovered there's also a spiral staircase with an outside panorama of the city.

Visited August 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Great because it's rare”
Reviewed 15 December 2013

This is perhaps the only place showcasing architectural exhibitions in Glasgow. The building itself is a symbiosis of modern and traditional elements, and the exhibitions show some of the best architectural designs Scotland has to offer.

But it's only so valued because Glasgow shockingly lacks in modern cultural variety. Nevertheless this does not undermine the quality of work presented at the Lighthouse.

Visited November 2013
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Gloucestershire
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“Lovely & informative place to spend some time”
Reviewed 22 November 2013

If you are interested in finding out more about Charles Rennie Mackintosh & Glasgow then it is well worth spending some time here. It is free to wander the building - to visit the Mackintosh Centre, climb the water tower for a great view, visit the café etc.

Visited November 2013
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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“Climb the stairs”
Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

The building isn't wildly interesting but if you climb the ?162 steps and come out on the top in the open air the view is great. Could have done with more explanation of what we were looking at, though.

Visited November 2013
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