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The Mackintosh House

82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Scotland (West End)
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Ranked #6 of 161 attractions in Glasgow
Type: Historic Sites
Description: The beautiful home of Charles Mackintosh, the turn-of-the-century Scottish architect and artist who brought international fame to the city of Glasgow.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very much worth the trip to Hellensburgh, One of the most beautiful family houses, great furniture, lovely garden. You can imagine living there.

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162 reviews 162 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This rather eclectic building is an exact replica of the home purchased and renovated by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer and painter. We were not aware of him until our recent visit to Glasgow but he is certainly revered in Scotland and played a large role in their artistic history. He acquired this home and changed it around to... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A lovely gem of a place. \Almost do not want to tell you too much about it as it will ruin the surprises in store. Suffice to say, it is lovely, it is surprising, it is free to look round, the guides are fantastic and the Mackintosh stuff - mind blowing. Go visit!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

excellent staff, friendly and full of information. more than happy to answer any questions you may have. the house itself is such an inspiring visit, and the hunterian gallery attached too is well worth a visit.

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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Excellent visit staff so nice and full of information really lovely to see how the home had been recreated amazing furniture and ideas looks so modern takes about 30 mins to visit would recommend

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A must for Mackintosh fans. The guide was informative and helpful but allowed the wonderful designs and contents to speak for themselves

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had a great guided tour of the house which is inside the Hunterian Museum. The furnishings, decor, stained glass and artwork are well worth seeing.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

There aren't many things left where someone talks and informs about the great and the good but luckily the 30 minutes spent on a tour around a replica interior of this inspirational Glaswegian's house will leave you enriched and satisfied by a well read and interesting guide. Charles Rennie Mackintosh regarded himself as talented but said of his wife that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I have been familiar with Mackintosh for many years from books and seeing individual pieces, but my visit to the House was the first time I really understood what he was about. Seeing the overall design concept really brings his work to life. There is an enjoyable and informative free tour - a must do when you visit Glasgow.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

When we arrived at the Hunterian (entrance to the Mackintosh House) we were just in time to join the Tour (even though we were the only ones on the tour). Our Guide was fantastic and explained the history and details of the House as we were shown around the three floors that have been reconstructed from the original house. Although... More

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