The Lighthouse Glasgow

Calling all lovers of design and quirky architecture! The lighthouse in Glasgow city centre is the perfect place for you. Currently, it is the centre of Scottish design and architecture. This building acts as a symbol for the creative industries and promotes this by regularly hosting exhibitions and events for the likes of artists. Prior to providing a space for artists and architecture, this Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed building housed the Glasgow Herald.

Where can I find The Lighthouse in Glasgow?

The lighthouse is located in Mitchell lane in Glasgow city centre, right off Buchannan street and close to Central station.

The top of this building provides unrivalled views of the city, having unique picturesque shots of Buchanan street and the style mile. Guided tours of the lighthouse take place every Saturday and give a detailed and knowledgeable tour of Mackintosh’s first public commission building! Tours cost £5. However, admission to the building is free. There are currently a vast amount of exhibitions within the facility. Many of these contain model replicas of unbuilt Mackintosh-designed buildings. So why not make your way down and take in what beautiful architecture this city has to offer.

  • City centre location
  • Amazing views.
  • Free admission.

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