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House for an Art Lover

Bellahouston Park | 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW, Scotland
44-141-353-4770
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Ranked #6 of 172 attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and built in the attractive setting of Bellahouston Park in the 1990s, House for an Art Lover allows the... more » Owner description: Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and built in the attractive setting of Bellahouston Park in the 1990s, House for an Art Lover allows the visitor an insight into Mackintosh's renowned talent not just as an architect, but as a an artist, designer and pioneer of the Modern Movement. The venue runs regular arts themed events and is home to the popular Art Lover's Cafe. « less
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High Ongar
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85 reviews 85 reviews
9 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing when you consider that it was designed for an architecture competition and not built in his time. It was truly a labour of love to eventually bring Rennie Macintosh's design vision to fruition. Situated in a beautiful setting it is well worth the visit but take your time and explore. You'll not be disappointed.

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Dumbarton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is not just a place for Art Lovers, this is one of Glasgow's finest attractions. As a lover of Charles Rennie Macintosh I was delighted with this attraction which now that the Art School has been damaged by fire, has to be on your itinerary. It is quite breathtaking to see a house that Macintosh designed for an Art... More

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England
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109 reviews 109 reviews
71 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The house for an art lover is a modern construction from Macintosh's original design. The rooms in particular the music room were stunning, it would have been nice to have been able to see more of the rooms but a lot of the upstairs ones are not open to the public.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A very good impression of the work of the famous Scotch architect Charles Rennie MacIntosh. A must-see in Glasgow.

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Belper
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Amazing house, learnt more about architectural philosophy of Mackintosh , especially enjoyed the music room.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Always a treat to eat in this lovely restaurant set in beautiful surroundings. Lovely quality food and very pleasant staff!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

The staff are friendly enough, but quite frankly it's nothing special. If you have a child I would not recommend it, especially if they eat off the child's menu. The whole dining experience there is totally uninspired. It looks good (most if the time) but tastes average. It's trying to be too upmarket. The grounds are nice and great for... More

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houseforanartlover, Guest Relations Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Dear Euan Many Thanks for your review of the Art Lovers Café. You don’t say what you had to eat on the day of your visit nearly a year ago or if you were eating with children – we assume you were as you make comment regarding the children’s menu. We are sorry if you feel the experience was uninspired... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I had our wedding at the house in July this year. We both had the most amazing day ever. From start to finish this was such a special day. We were both greeted by Craig, master of ceremony, when we arrived, who put us at ease. He was present throughout the day, nothing was ever a bother.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a beautiful building and conservation of Charles Rennie Mackintosh' work. I really got an understanding of his work and his life and I loved looking around. A great day out.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had the conducted tour by James, who was very knowledgeable, entertaining and easy to listen to. The tour took about 40 minutes and we saw all rooms of this beautiful building. We also used the restaurant, where the lunch was delicious. Very reasonably priced entertainment.

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