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Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Born in 1868 in the Townhead district of Glasgow. Charles Rennie Mackintosh is Glasgow's most celebrated architects of all time. Educated at the world-renowned Glasgow School of Art, he is one of the most significant and groundbreaking artists and designers to emerge from the 1890s, incorporating the Scottish Baronial style and ingeniously blending it with Art Nouveau and the simplicity of Japanese forms.

Most of his architectural collection can be found across Glasgow and its environs, each having their own distinctive charm and character. Completed in 1909, the new Glasgow School of Art in Renfrew Street - a two minute stroll from the Victorian Hotel, is arguably the crème de la crème of his stunning architectural designs. Much of the building's decorative features are fine examples of his artistic collaboration with his wife, Margaret MacDonald whom he met while studying at the old School of Art in Ingram Street, in the heart of the Glasgow. 

Not only acclaimed for his stunning architectural showpieces, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an accomplished furniture designer and painter incorporating oils and watercolours - an activity which he engaged in the latter stages of his life in the South of France. He pioneered the Modern Movement in Scotland and his works are the benchmark of the British Arts & Crafts resurgence in Scotland. Mackintosh died in London in 1928 and to this day, his work continues to give much pleasure to both architectural enthusiasts and visitors to Glasgow. Please scroll down to the list of sites in the Mackintosh Trail, where tickets can be purchased in Glasgow's Tourist Information Office. 

Daily Record Building 
20-26 Renfield Lane 

Glasgow School of Art 
167 Renfrew Street
Tel: +44 0141 353 4526 

McLellan Galleries 
270 Sauchiehall Street 
Tel: +44 0141 565 4137 

House for an Art Lover 
Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road
Tel: +44 0141 353 4770 

Martyrs' Public School 
Glasgow Museums, Parson Street
Tel: +44 0141 553 2557 

Ruchill Church Hall 
15/17 Shakespeare Street
Tel: 0141 946 0466

Scotland Street School 
Glasgow Museums, 225 Scotland Street 
Tel: +44 0141 287 0500 

The Hill House 
Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh
Tel: +44 01436-673900 

The Lighthouse 
11 Mitchell Lane
Tel: +44 0141 221 6362

The Mackintosh House 
(Hunterian Art Gallery) University of Glasgow, Hillhead Street 
Tel: 0141 330 5431 

The Mackintosh Church at Queens Cross 
CRM Society, 870 Garscube Road 
Tel: +44 0141-946 6600 

The Willow Tearooms 
217 Sauchiehall Street
Tel: +44 0 141-332-0521 


212 Renfrew Street
Glasgow, G3 6TX.

Tel: (+44) 0141 332 0129
Fax: (+44) 0141 353 3155