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The Lighthouse, Glasgow

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  • A building with Mackintosh roots - now modernised, and having a pleasant, good value cafe and gift shop. There are superb views from an enclosed roof terrace, reachable only by lift.  more »
  • Just off Buchannan Street, this has exhibitions, but mostly has a good viewpoint. Take the lift at the back of the shop to the top floor and you get a fab view of Glasgow city centre! If you fancy bei...  more »
  • You have to climb a substantial numer of stairs to reach the viewing platform but then rewarded with a great bird's eye view of Glasgow.  more »
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  • Always interesting contents. The building itself is beautiful, try the outdoor viewing tower, count the steps. Incredible. Lots to see and do and the staff are incredibly welcoming and helpful. My favourite place to wander on a wet afternoon.
  • The Mackintosh Tower offers a good birds-eye view of the city just a few minutes walk from Central Station, making this a good way to orientate yourself on arrival in Glasgow or to take in as much of the city as possible if time is not on your side. There is a decent Mackintosh exhibition at the bottom of the tower plus a few other design displays on other floors.
  • Lovely gallery and museum to visit. The views from top of tower are beautiful but my favourite part was listening to the gentleman play the lovely music on piano as you look perfect ending.
  • A very unexpected surprise. Was not expecting the exhibits arranged on each floor heading to the top so it was a nice place to spend some time. The view at the top is amazing.
  • I went to the Alan Kitching exhibition and it was rather awesome. I enjoyed it a lot. The water tower view is amazing but beware of the climb (unless you just go to the viewing tower via the elevator). Staircase on the tower yields nice shots.

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