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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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What every meeting venue should be doing!

We used HfaAL for a day meeting in May. From booking to departure the service was excellent. It is always very comforting when you are somehow 'spotted' when entering the proposed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Glasgow
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We used HfaAL for a day meeting in May. From booking to departure the service was excellent. It is always very comforting when you are somehow 'spotted' when entering the proposed meeting room (very well signposted when you entered vis shop) and the meeting room staff were there on hand to talk you through arrangements for the day. Room (4)... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This house designed by Mackintosh and his wife is something else, it looks different from any other design from the outside and it is set in a park that adds character, but wait until you go inside, wow what an experience. If you have any love for art or for architectural design, this this is a must see. You cannot... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This was the highlight of our trip to Glasgow. Constructing the house in accordance with Macintosh's drawings is a work of genius and a legacy to be enjoyed for the future. The audio guide is excellent and provides a comprehensive explanation of the house, contents and the construction by the people who made it. This makes it not only informative... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I visited as part of a group of architects who were being presented with certificates. It was a lovely experience, the rooms were ideal for our purpose, of varying sizes and heights, giving an ideal backdrop for an architectural group. There is a café and plenty outdoor space. I would expect for a wedding this would be a perfect location.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

great to see the thought and clever detail that this Scottish genius was able to display Dining room was just that bit more impressive that the fabulous cavernous hall

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Mackintosh submitted a design of a house for a competition. This house was built according to his design. We spent hours looking at the rooms - truly stunning and worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Interesting to see and in a nice location in the park and near gardens (Children will love the nearby playground). The audioguide is good and worth having

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My wife and I had the most delightful lunch in the splendid surroundings of House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park. The quality of the food and the staff were both excellent and we would thoroughly recommend it to everyone. Five star establishment with five star food. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Gorgeous food & great service, lovely atmosphere for lunch, would definitely recommend, no complaints.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is one of my favourite places in Glasgow. Easy to get to by public transport (the bus or subway are close by) and good parking facilities if you arrive by car. The exterior of the house is beautiful and the interior is exquisite. Well worth the entrance fee for any Mackintosh admirers.

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