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The Sandyford Lodge

21 Royal Crescent
G3 7SL

Tel. 0141 332 9009
Fax. 0141 353 2143

Glasgow School of Art

The beautiful and historic building that houses the Glasgow School of Art is considered by many to be the crowning glory of one of Glasgow's most famous sons, the architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It was built between 1897 and 1909, and although the art nouveau library was destroyed by fire in 2014, the rest of the building remains intact and all of the school's archives were salvaged.

The School of Art has its roots in the Glasgow Government School of Design, which was founded in 1845. Today the Glasgow School of Art is the only self-governing publically funded school of art in Scotland. It offers a variety of undergraduate and post-graduate courses, along with a number of short courses throughout the year. Broadly speaking, the School is divided into three main areas of learning: the Mackintosh School of Architecture, the School of Design and the School of Fine Art. There is also a Graduate School and a Digital Design Studio that specialises in 3D visualisation.

The Glasgow School of Art is housed in two separate locations in the centre of Glasgow. The area around the Mackintosh building is home to the School of Fine Art and Digital Culture, while the School of Design and its various disciplines are housed in the Garnethill Campus, near Charing Cross station.

The Glasgow School of Art welcomes many visitors and prospective students all through the year. If you are visiting Glasgow with a particular interest in the School of Art, you will find that the Sandyford Lodge on Royal Crescent is an ideal accommodation choice, with affordable B&B offers and a location within easy walking distance of the classic Mackintosh building on Renfrew Street. All of the rooms at the Sandyford Lodge are ensuite and offer all modern conveniences such as flat-screen televisions and free Wi-Fi access. The B&B offers comes with a choice between a cooked Scottish breakfast and a continental offering. There is always somebody at the reception desk at any time of day or night. The hotel is in a quiet location, but just a short walk from the lively Sauchiehall Street district.

Call our reception team today to find out about the best accommodation offers on your travel dates. We will be delighted to take your call and find the best deals. It is also possible to make room reservations online using the reservations system in place on this website. Visit the historic Glasgow landmark that is the Glasgow School of Art and discover what makes it the top visual arts institution in Britain.