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Mackintosh Bus Tours Glasgow

Mackintosh Bus Tours Glasgow

Mackintosh Experience Bus Tours from Sightseeing Glasgow operates as a hop-on hop-off service between the 22nd May and 30th September 2009.

The Mackintosh bus tour explores the legacy of world-renowned artist, designer and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The vivid pink bus travels between nine Mackintosh attractions and popular tourist spots.

Prepared by the Mackintosh Heritage Group, the Mackintosh audio bus tour provides a new way to understand Mackintosh and his contemporaries in the context of Glasgow’s cityscape and landmarks.

The tour will runs everyday between the 22nd May and 30th September. Monday to Saturday, the bus will make five round trips starting at 9:45am in George Square. On Sunday, the tour will complete four trips starting at 11:00am.

The Mackintosh Experience Bus Tour will take you to the following Mackintosh Buildings

House for an Art Lover
Glasgow School of Art
The Mackintosh Church at Queen’s Cross
The Lighthouse
The Willow Tea Room : Sauchiehall St
Willow Tea Rooms : Buchanan St
Scotland Street School Museum
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum : The Glasgow Style Gallery
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery : The Mackintosh House

You can catch the bus at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum just a few minutes walk from the Argyll Hotel. Ask Reception for more details.

Tickets can be purchaed on the Bus
All tickets allow two consecutive days of travel.

Adult tickets cost £8, concession £5.
Children aged between five and fifteen cost £3, with a £1 discount for Glasgow Kids card holders and children under five go free with a paying adult.
Family tickets for two adults and up to four children are available for £20.

The Mackintosh Experience Bus Tour Route


The bus tour is part of Mackintosh 100 a Homecoming Scotland campaign celebrating the build up to the centenary of the Glasgow School of Art in November.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh,
Scottish Architect and Designer
(1868-1928)

Mackintosh 100 (January – November) 2009
Mackintosh 100 will focus on the centenary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s internationally acknowledged masterpiece The Mackintosh Building
at the Glasgow School of Art. which was completed in 1909. Throughout the year there will be an ongoing programme of enhanced tours at The Art School, branded centenary events including a special Homecoming Degree Show, and a special exhibition celebrating life and art at GSA in 1909. The centenary will be supported throughout the year by a range of events at other Mackintosh venues in the city. The Argyll hotel is within easy reach of the Glasgow School of Art, The Mackintosh Church and many other Mackintosh places of interest.