Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  Scotland  /  Glasgow  /  The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

4.2
#8 of 29 in Museums in Glasgow
The Lighthouse is located in Glasgow. Make The Lighthouse a centerpiece of your Glasgow vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Glasgow tourist route planner.
Create an itinerary including The Lighthouse
map
The Lighthouse Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
709 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • August 20, 2017
    You can learn something about the work of Mackintosh, a renowned Scottish architect and designer. There are photos and models of his buildings. Overall very interesting. There are still art exhibitions, with many floors were closed but in some other floors. Last, you have a good view of the city from the roof. Admission is free
    View original
  • August 18, 2017
    A short ride but very educational for those who enjoy architecture and want to learn a little of the Scottish masters. The climb to the top of the Lighthouse is a plus
    View original
  • August 18, 2017
    Great renovated building with interesting exhibitions – both historically (E.g. Mackintosh) as also to current projects. Climb the Tower also!
    View original
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Glasgow

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Glasgow

Glasgow's revitalized city center offers outstanding accommodations--along with some of the finest shopping outside London. Considered one of the finest Victorian cities in Britain, Glasgow is renowned for its centrally located hotels. Spacious rooms overlook the historical city center, and award-winning restaurants and trendy cafes occupy the lower levels. Farther away from the central areas, which are often noisy and crowded with tourists, is a world of small B&Bs and guesthouses. These considerably cheaper options offer quality lodging in quiet neighborhoods less frequented by weekend revelers and rowdy nightlife lovers.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Glasgow by other users

3 days in Glasgow BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Glasgow BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Glasgow BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Glasgow BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SWEDEN December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Isle of Barra, Isle of Skye & Glasgow BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans