Private Glasgow Charles Rennie Mackintosh Tour (Half-Day)
Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an extraordinary man who called Glasgow his home.
During the Victorian period, he was a prolific architect, designer and artist, and he left behind a lasting legacy.
Walking Tours in Scotland have put together a tour of Mackintosh’s life that’ll take you to some of his most famous standing works, as well as the places where he lived and frequented in his day-to-day life.
As you’re shown around Glasgow by your knowledgeable local guide, be prepared to be regaled with tales all about Mackintosh, his life, and his marriage.
You’ll also learn about Mrs Cranston, whose famous tea shops were designed by Mackintosh.
Mackintosh was an incredibly important artist, a pioneer of modern style.
His artwork was known for its flowing, floral look - stepping into one of the buildings he designed, you might forget for a moment that you’re in the hustle and bustle of Glasgow and feel instead like you’ve stepped into a peaceful garden.
You’ll hear about Mackintosh’s inspirations and his skills, and that’ll make seeing his grand buildings and beautiful designs even more impressive.
A tea-tastic tour
The tour around Glasgow learning about Mackintosh takes about two hours, and after that time, you’ll get a well-earned rest at one of Mrs Cranston’s tea rooms: Mackintosh at the Willow.
Located on Sauchiehall Street, this is a truly gorgeous café where you can unwind with a delicious drink, designed by Mackintosh himself.
Here, you’ll be able to see the artist’s work up close and personal, as well as explore the exhibition that has been lovingly put together in his honour.
Scottish weather abiding, we recommend grabbing a seat on the rooftop terrace: it’s a truly tranquil and picturesque spot.
For those interested in art or history, whether you’re a fan of Charles Rennie Mackintosh or not, this tour is not one to miss.
The cost of the tour is £90 for up to 2 people, £15pp after. Price includes entry into the Mackintosh at the Willow exhibition. The duration of the tour is 3 hours. You can choose your start time in the booking form. We can start the tour at the central location of outside The Clutha Pub, or we can meet at your hotel (email us to change start location).
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