The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

11 Mitchell Ln, Glasgow, Glasgow City, G1 3NU, United Kingdom
Closed until 10:30am (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 10:30 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–5:00 PM

Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture

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  • "... and stop in the Doocot cafe for a cuppa." (2 tips)
  • "Climb the helical staircase to the top of the tower, where you’ll have..." (2 tips)
  • "... Charles Rennie Mackintosh." (2 tips)
  • Nigel H.

    Hidden away and no signs, but find the tower with spiral staircase for panoramic view of city for free (at least when we visited!) worth the climb.

    Nigel Hosier · June 22, 2010
  • Jacqueline C.

    Great Mackintosh exhibition and free views of the city from the tower

    Jacqueline Cousins · July 9, 2013
  • Lianne

    One of the most amazing buildings in Glasgow city centre - stunning design and usually very interesting exhibitions. Go up to both viewing platforms, and stop in the Doocot cafe for a cuppa. Read more

    Lianne · February 17, 2011
  • Jack O.

    The Lighthouse is the renamed conversion of the former offices of the Glasgow Herald newspaper. Completed in 1895, it was designed by the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

    Jack Osborne · June 20, 2013
  • BMW i

    A unique perspective on how design and architecture meld with industry, the Lighthouse examines how such a synthesis should operate when the goal is to be green. Check out the Helical Staircase!

    BMW i · November 10, 2011
  • Anastasia P.

    Great exhibitions and architecture

    Anastasia Popova · March 22
  • Jaggy

    Lovely haven of peace - the Doocot cafe on fifth floor. Delicious soup. Cake, scones, coffee, sannies, etc.

    Jaggy · November 18, 2011
  • Sam M.

    This place has honestly got the slowest elevators in the world. Take the stairs or escalator as it will be infinitely quicker.

    Sam Macleod · July 2, 2013
  • Hotel Indigo

    Climb the helical staircase to the top of the tower, where you’ll have magnificent vistas of Glasgow’s turrets, spires & glass-sheathed towers from floor-to-ceiling windows in the viewing gallery.

    Hotel Indigo · November 28, 2012

    Its a great place! its located in a nice wee alley with fantastic architecture! its also home to the Maklab, there's also a nice wee pub beside it Bar Soba! Check it out if just for the architecture!


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