|Glasgow - Top Attractions
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Many of these companies offer free transport to the depot to collect
your car and you can return your car to the airport on your
The Lighthouse :
The Lighthouse, constructed in July 1999, is based in Charles Rennie
Mackintosh's first public commission. The Lighthouse is a state-of-the-art
exhibition center with a unique blue neon-tracked escalator that
leads to four galleries, lecture facilities, education suites, and
a café, providing an overview of Mackintosh's art, design,
The impressive glass timeline wall illustrates his achievements.
Visitors can ride the lift up to the Mackintosh Tower and see a
panorama of the city. The education program offers tours, lectures,
films, and workshops for people of all ages. The IT Hotspot features
Macintosh computers with printing facilities, video conferencing,
and a large selection of software for research, training, and hands-on
Cathedral of St. Kentigern :
Also called the St. Mungo's, cathedral was consecrated in 1136,
burned down in 1192, and rebuilt again. The magnificent edifice
of the lower church, a vaulted crypt is said to be the finest in
Europe, It was once a place of pilgrimage, but 16th-century zeal
purged it of all monuments of idolatry.
Highlights of the interior include the 1400s nave, with a stone
screen (unique in Scotland) showing the seven deadly sins. Both
the choir and the lower church are in the mid-1200s First Pointed
style. The church is filled with intricate details left by long-ago
craftspeople -- note the tinctured bosses of the ambulatory vaulting
in the back of the main altar. The lower church, reached via a set
of steps north of the pulpit, is where Gothic reigns supreme, with
an array of pointed arches and piers.
Burrell Collection :
This museum houses the mind-boggling treasures left to Glasgow by
Sir William Burrell, a wealthy ship owner who had a lifelong passion
for art. It is believed that Burrell had a passion for art work.
The museum highlights his unique taste: Chinese ceramics, French
paintings from the 1800s, tapestries, stained-glass windows from
churches, even stone doorways from the Middle Ages.
You can see a vast aggregation of furniture, textiles, ceramics,
stained glass, silver, art objects, and pictures in the dining room,
hall, and drawing room reconstructed from Sir William's home, Hutton
Castle at Berwick-upon-Tweed. Ancient artifacts, Asian art, and
European decorative arts and paintings are featured.
There is a restaurant on site, and you can roam through the surrounding
park, 5km south of Glasgow Bridge.
Museum of Transport :
This museum has a wide display of fascinating collection of all
forms of transportation and related technology, including a simulated
1938 Glasgow street with period shop fronts, era-appropriate vehicles,
and a reconstruction of one of the Glasgow Underground stations.
The superb and varied ship models in the Clyde Room reflect the
significance of Glasgow and the River Clyde as one of the world's
foremost areas of shipbuilding and engineering.
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