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Greenock (Glasgow) - Charles Rennie Mackintosh
(half day + free time)

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) made his mark on three types of architecture – public buildings, private houses and tea-rooms and created an entirely original blend of Art Nouveau design. World renowned for his innovative and influential style, many of his buildings can be enjoyed throughout his home town of Glasgow.

First today head for Glasgow’s Hunterian Art Gallery where a collection of work by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (CRM) includes a complete reconstruction of No. 6 Florentine Terrace, where he lived from 1906 to 1914. Witness first hand the styles he was most interested in and the environment he was looking to create. Your guide will help to put his work into context for you.

Later this morning, journey into the centre of Glasgow to visit Mackintosh’s greatest architectural achievement: the Glasgow School of Art. This fascinating building remains a working school of art today. One of the curators will give you a private and exclusive tour of the building and its history that will include rooms that are otherwise closed to the public! From here, continue to The Lighthouse – a Mackintosh building that has been developed into an interpretation centre for the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This centre will put all that you have seen today into a world context, giving a broader picture of the life and works of this ingenious architect and designer of Glasgow. The energetic amongst us can climb the Lighthouse Tower to the viewing platform for a great view over the rooftops of Glasgow.

Enjoy lunch at your leisure at any of Glasgow’s many excellent eateries (your guide will be pleased to advise you), followed by some free time in the City for sightseeing or shopping. After a fascinating day that will no doubt inspire the interior designers and arts and crafts collectors among you, return to your ship.

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Tours in Greenock

Glasgow & the Burrell Collection
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Loch Lomond Scenic Drive

Ports in Scotland

Aberdeen
Anstruther
Ayr
Campbeltown
Dundee
Edinburgh
Greenock
Holy Loch
Inverary
Invergordon
Iona & Staffa
Kirkwall
Lerwick
Mull
Oban
Peterhead
Portree
Scrabster
Stornoway
Ullapool
Thanks to Scottish Viewpoint,Royal Yacht Britannia and Historic Scotland for images