Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born one of eleven children in the Townhead area of Glasgow, close to Glasgow Cathedral. From these beginnings, he has become one of the most celebrated architects of his generation.

Mackintosh took his inspiration from Scottish traditions and blended them with the flourish of Art Nouveau and the simplicity of Japanese forms. Much of his work has survived and can be seen today.
  • The Hill House, Helensburgh
  • The Mackintosh House, University of Glasgow
  • The Willow Tea Rooms, Glasgow
  • Ruchill Church Hall, Glasgow
  • The Mackintosh Church, Glasgow
  • The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
  • Martyrs' Public School, Glasgow
  • The Lighthouse, Glasgow
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  Charles Rennie Mackintosh
The Botanic Gardens were founded in 1812 and offer extensive tropical and temperate plant collections from around the world. You can follow attractive walks by the River Kelvin or through immaculate formal gardens and arboretum.
Then there is the the Kibble Palace, an extraordinary large greenhouse, Covering an area of 2137 sq m.

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  Kibble Palace

The Burrell Collection comprises some 8000 items amassed in his lifetime by Sir William Burrell. They were given to the city of Glasgow in 1944. An exceedingly diverse collection of art - from the old world and the new, and including perhaps the world's most outstanding collections of stained glass and tapestries.

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The Burrell Collection

The Glasgow science centre is one of Scotland's must-see visitor attractions. GSC encapsulates the world of science and technology in new, fun and exciting ways. Whether you are 3 or 103, prepare to be intrigued, challenged and, above all, have a great family day out.

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The Glasgow science centre

The Gallery of Modern Art is the second most visited contemporary art gallery outside London, offering a thought-provoking programme of temporary exhibitions and workshops. GoMA displays work by local and international artists as well as addressing contemporary social issues through its major biannual projects.

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  The Gallery of Modern Art
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