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Blog / Visitors to The Lighthouse

Visitors to The Lighthouse 20 Jun 2017

Every week we welcome thousands of visitors to The Lighthouse and we love seeing all of your snaps! We've gathered some of our recent favourites to share with you ...

Lexiealexie and Gordon Thomson shared these equally stunning pictures of the entrance to Mitchell Lane from Buchanan Street over on Instagram.



Mitchell lane #glasgow #city #nightphotography #mitchelllane

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The Lighthouse, located half way along Mitchell Lane is often missed. Thankfully the neon signs shine down on the lane leading visitors towards The Lighthouse.

Graven, an award-winning design studio based in Glasgow, designed these bright and colourful row of six neon signs. Their brief was to attract visitors towards The Lighthouse, and the neon lights certainly do just that!

Graven kindly sent us these production photos from the neon workshop:

Photo credit: Graven

The white neon lettering appears suspended within vividly coloured acrylic boxes illuminating the previously dark Mitchell Lane. The neon signs are a frequently photographed landmark and we never tire of seeing your pictures of them on our social channels!

The shot below from Lynzi of the helical staircase captures their beauty perfectly.

There are 136 steps leading visitors up the Mackintosh designed tower, it's a tough slog but totally worth it! The end result is wonderful views across Glasgow that will not disappoint.

The Mackintosh Tower is a prominent feature of The Lighthouse and was designed to contain an 8,000-gallon water tank. This was to protect the building (which originally housed the Glasgow Herald) and all its contents from the risk of fire. You can read more about the history of The Lighthouse here.


There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.

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This is one of the views from the top of the Mackintosh Tower thanks to Cameron Rossiter. He is looking down onto Mitchell Street and has edited the picture to give it an eerie olden-day feel. We love it!

The photo below by rosco_gram of Glasgow's rooftops can also be seen from the top of the Mackintosh Tower. The bright and cheery 'People Make Glasgow' banner lights up the city scape!

And finally, this snap from Glasgow Buildings captures the Mackintosh Tower perfectly!

Each month we feature a visitor picture in our newsletter if you would like your photo featured make sure you tag us on Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram and we'll pick our favourite! Sign up for our newsletter here.

See what's on at The Lighthouse here.

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