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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 173 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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Philadelphia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Know that this is a recently built events center cum art school which created a suite of stnning and amazing rooms directly from plans subitted bt mackintosh for a competition. Yes, slightly unreal but never mind...it was interesting and beautiful and amaz Ing? If you're a fan, definitely go. If you want realism, lower the priority. We enjoyed and learned... More

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Glasgow, Scotland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

My mum and I visited here for lunch, having heard a lot of good things about it from others. We were not disappointed! We hadn't booked (I would next time), but while it was very busy, we were able to get a table after a few minutes wait. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, clean, and has a nice ambiance. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A wonderful place to hold our wedding, food and staff were all excellent and we were very well looked after. Especially by the master of ceremonies Craig (who even helped me fix the train of my dress at one point - above and beyond!) - he helped put us at ease from the moment we met him and took care... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

There is not a huge amount to see in the house of an art lover, but still worth a visit. There is lovely art in the gift-shop that you can find. Cute little café that you can have your lunch in. Beautiful, stunning, unique, professional and gorgeous looking gardens🌹 that was the best bit about the visit. I recommend it... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Love Macintosh, and travel to all his famous buildings, and have done most of FLW too. Love his feeling of light and space, yet still manages to keep it cosy.

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Perth, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

There is not a real lot there but it is all recreated and really quite unique. You can really tell his wife's influence and effect. Really worth while.

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

A lovely building to visit, architecture of the highest quality, ending with a light lunch, afternoon tea or just a snack. We visited on a lovely sunny afternoon, sat on the terrace outside, oblivious to the traffic on the motorway nearby. Also an excellent place to meet apart from visiting the house. Much easier to access by car, ample parking,... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Ok but not what we expected. Had come really highly recommended but it was just a bit 'meh' to quote my teenage daughter! Lovely building etc but although the staff were good the food was just alright. Not normally a moaner but I was told by quite a few people that it was very special - not on this occasion.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Incredibly beautiful building. Really nice views of the city. When you visit the university you cannot forget your camera, also don't forget to visit the Hunterian museum, which is a real must for any Archeology/history/art fan.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I was invited there and loved every minute of it. Tucked away on the edge of Bellahouston Park amoungst lovely gardens it is indeed an oasis of culinary delight. I would recommend booking for a lunchtime visit as it can get busy. Very clean, smart staff and very attentive.

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