Lighthouse

sights / Architecture

Lighthouse information

Glasgow , United Kingdom
Address
Street 11 Mitchell Lane
Telephone
+44 141 221 6362
More information
www.thelighthouse.co.uk
Opening hours
10.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Mackintosh’s first building, designed in 1893, was a striking new headquarters for the Glasgow Herald . Tucked up a narrow lane off Buchanan St, it now serves as Scotland’s Centre for Architecture & Design, with fairly technical temporary exhibitions (sometimes admission is payable for these), as well as the Mackintosh Interpretation Centre, a detailed (if slightly dry) overview of his life and work. On the top floor of the ‘lighthouse’, drink in great views over the rooftops and spires of the city centre.