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The Lighthouse

Just steps from Glasgow’s Style Mile, the Lighthouse serves as a popular place to spend a couple of hours. Also known as Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, this attraction is most famous for its sweeping views of the city’s eclectic skyline, best seen from its sixth-floor viewing point, accessible by elevator or by way of 133 steps up a spiral staircase.

Designed in 1985 by iconic Scottish designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Lighthouse was originally home to The Glasgow Herald newspaper, one of the longest-running newspapers in the world. But regardless of the newspaper’s history, why is there a lighthouse up an alley in central Glasgow? Well, the building’s famous tower only resembles a lighthouse—the tower was actually built to house an 8,000-gallon water tank to protect the building and its contents against fire. The Lighthouse hosts exhibitions, workshops and discussions related to design and architecture.

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City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour door Glasgow

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Ontdek Glasgow, een van de meest levendige en wereldse bestemmingen in Europa, met deze hop-on hop-off sightseeingtour vanuit een dubbeldekker met open dak. ...  Meer info

  • Locatie: Glasgow, Verenigd Koninkrijk
  • Duur: 1 tot 2 dagen
  • Taal: Engels
Van USD 19,95