Who is Charles Rennie Mackintosh?
Quite simply, he was one of Scotland’s most famous architects and interior designers, born in Glasgow 1868. His extraordinary body of work is evident throughout Glasgow today, as people visit the most well-known Mackintosh attractions, some of which are listed below.
Built in the early 1900’s, this building has all the markings of a Mackintosh design, and it was where newspaper production began shortly afterwards. Nowadays, it can only be viewed as an external building.
Sadly, two fires in recent years took a foothold on what was considered his masterpiece building. Nevertheless, it is most certainly worth a visit if you are an admirer of his work.
Mackintosh’s unique Tea Rooms “Mackintosh at the Willow,” can be found on Sauchiehall Street and underwent a refurbishment in 2018. Famous for its traditional afternoon tea, it is a charming place to visit.
A surprisingly large display of Mackintosh items is on display at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, with a large area dedicated to the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Located at 38-40 Sinclair Street in Helensburgh, it opened in 1895 as a clubhouse. The innovate design still stands the test of time and it costs just £3.00 to visit this visitor attraction.
The architecture and design work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh is timeless. At the Mackintosh House located in the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow, enjoy a self-guided tour of a display that brings to life his work through a reassembling of the interiors of the original Mackintosh home where he and his wife lived in the 1900’s.