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House for an Art Lover

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Address: Bellahouston Park | 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-353-4770
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and built in the attractive...
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.
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Better than we could ever have dreamed of!

My husband and I married at house for an art lover on Saturday April 11th. It was the most perfect day in such a stunning venue. A huge thanks to Rachel for her organisation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I married at house for an art lover on Saturday April 11th. It was the most perfect day in such a stunning venue. A huge thanks to Rachel for her organisation, attention to detail, ideas and suggestions. You really made the wedding planning side so relaxed and stress free! (And thanks for organising our special dessert! )... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Not the average place I would visit but I left with a good feeling and more of an appreciation for Charles Rennie Mackintosh's style. Much of his design was based on nature and the beauty of the fusion between the man made and nature itself makes this a must see in Glasgow. I also had some coffee and a cake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Great food, good service and very nice surroundings. The chance to eat outdoors on a sunny day in Glasgow is not to be missed.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been to Hill House in Helensborough, which was wonderful and expected a similar experience, but was left disappointed. The exterior of the building and grounds are beautiful, but I wouldn't bother paying the entrance fee to see inside the house. The limited access (just three rooms and a hallway) and poor quality finish of the house left me... More 

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

Dear emmafinnegan, Many thanks for your feedback on trip advisor. Sadly your review is inaccurate, misleading and above all disrespectful not only to ourselves but more importantly the many skilled, dedicated and professional people who have been involved with the project from the beginning, especially the part about ‘poor quality finish’ and ‘naff copy’. The House is a modern day... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

On a beautiful spring day in Glasgow this house is a delight to visit. It was envisioned by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Mary Macdonald but not built by them. The project was only completed many years later. The admission charge is £4.50, £3.00 (concession) whilst children are free. It is not a vast house as many of the... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a must if you are interested in Mackintosh, but also if you enjoy beautiful interiors. The admission fee was very reasonable and included a comprehensive audio tour of the house. The member of staff said we were free to take photos, sit on the furniture and play the piano! It is not original Mackintosh, but has been constructed... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We attended for a 60th Birthday party and booked the Private Dining Room. From the off the staff were very friendly and very attentive. They even managed to manouevre around the 5 kids under 5! Overall a very much enjoyable experience and

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Atherton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Visited here for a family wedding and reception. First impressions were wow! what a place this is. The entire grounds to the place were lovely and the Dry Ski resort that was within the grounds added to the complete package. Inside the house was full of modern art and everywhere you looked there was something of interest to comment on.... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Well worth a visit. We took the bus there and walked back to the City Centre - quite a long walk and not so pretty however. The house is stunning and attention to detail amazing. Lovely cafe and gardens too.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Staff very attentive. Food can be a bit 'hit or miss' I have had better meals there than the last one I had 😕 What is great though, instead of a sweet, order the shortbread and tablet platter yum! You MUST book though, it's always extremely busy.

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