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The Mackintosh House

82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Scotland (West End)
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Ranked #7 of 170 attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Harpenden, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed this place....really interesting to understand the evolution of Mackintosh style and to appreciate the subleties. We were helped by a really knowledgeable and engaging guide...all in all definitely one to visit in Glasgow

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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

great to see all in one place - the rooms are well laided out - the staff our nice but not pushy and give you a welcome - the only thing lacking was the context of the times to show just why this house is so important

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London, United Kingdom
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233 reviews 233 reviews
105 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a reconstruction of the home that Mr and Mrs MacIntosh lived in and decorated with their own works of art. Tours are timed at the moment, so you may need to arrive early to reserve a place for later in the day. But you can spend any time waiting by looking around the excellent Huntingdon Gallery. The University... More

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90 reviews 90 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Amazing to see his modern ideas which were developed well before others had seen the light. They are reproduced successfully in this reconstruction. Visits are by guided tour which was essential for me as a layman to understand his important place in history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Tour lasts approx. 30 minutes. Its free. Staff were nice. Good artwork from mackintosh's wife margaret. And You will learn about the Mackintosh's interior designs and fournitures.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

what a wonderful 30 mins I had wandering round the Mackintosh House.Just lovely to see how very special this wonderful couple were and how they were so far ahead of their time.

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Dunedin, Florida
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134 reviews 134 reviews
73 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

You quickly forget that you are in a standard Victorian 4 story row house or tenement. You are treated to the architectural modifications and furnishings and textiles and lighting by Charles and Margaret that were unappreciated in their time at the turn of the 20th c. They like white and low ceilings and simple curves. A bonus for visiting this... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Well worth a visit. Simply stunning. You will need to book for one of the tours but they are free and the tour guide was very good.

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Perth, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Had a wonderful tour of the Mackintosh house… our guide was insightful and clearly knew what he was talking about pointing out some of the most interesting designs of Mackintosh (and not forgetting the very clever and artistic Mrs Mackintosh!!) the house itself was really well put together… very tight on security and we got shuttled around fairly quickly from... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

For art lovers: you really must visit this. Wonderful!!! I enjoyed this very much. Though McIntosh is worlfamous, his wife Margareth must not be forgotten. She is underestimated. The Glasgow Rose indeed!

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