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Pollok House

Pollok Country Park | 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G43 1AT, Scotland
44-141-616-6410
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Ranked #67 of 172 attractions in Glasgow
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites
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English first
durham uk
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Having scanned the previous reviews, I can't believe the reviewers were at the same house we were! Our experience was the total opposite to theirs!, We found the staff very warm and polite, quite happy to welcome us English NT members. the house is fascinating, full of beautiful art and other exhibits. We enjoyed a leisurely snack in the restaurant.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

A lovely day out. Fantastic views, walks suitable for all, lovely gardens. The only thing I would say is that it can be difficult to get a table in the restaurant if you don't book or get lucky when you arrive, but this is due to its popularity. We frequently go here and love it every time.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Whilst visiting Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games in August 2014 I thought I would visit a Scottish National Trust property as a National Trust member it wasn't a great introduction. I am so glad I did not have to pay for this visit as that would heap on even more distress on me. The person on the admission desk was... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

After reading the information about the house in the National Trust booklet we decided that it would be worth a visit. We could not have been more wrong. We had a short guided tour of the house which was no more than ok. - the guide seemed to be rushing us through and kept saying this was only a short... More

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Swindon
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68 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We spent a short time visiting on our way to the airport after a good 6 days in Glasgow. The house is impressive and the mix of rooms seen is good, with the entranced hall being particularly impressive as are the servants quarters, although not in their original usage. The garden is quite pretty and it was a pleasant break.... More

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Florida, Massachusetts
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49 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

I love old historic homes so made time to see Pollok House during our 2 night stay in Glasgow. The house is in a gorgeous setting and wonderfully restored. There are 2 floors and a basement but with the exception of the Spanish art, not much to see. The whole tour took us about 20 minutes. The cafe in the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Just returned home after a fab trip to Pollok House.What another fine example of country parks and stately homes Glasgow has to offer.We had booked for lunch (and so glad we did as was very busy) We were welcomed by Louise and Robert,who were very friendly and extremely knowledgable.We then had a delicous lunch (Casserole was particularly scrummy) and also... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Personally, I love Pollok House. I love stately homes, Downton Abbey and Jane Austen novels and this house is a chance to see what it was to live as Glasgow aristocracy. The grounds are beautiful and if you're lucky to get a nice day you can walk for hours around the estate. The house itself is interesting. When you go... More

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Scotland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

What has happened to the scones at Pollok House cafe? They used to use the old, classic 'Dough School' recipe and were totally delicious - all buttery and crisp with a good salty taste. I went today and was so disappointed. The scones have maybe been frozen then defrosted before being served? Pale and completely tasteless, like eating old cardboard.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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107 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

When we arrived and showed our National Trust passes, one of them wouldn't scan and the woman at the desk was so rude to try and blame us and say there was something wrong with our passes. After us, we saw her tell a family that there was a queue for the café so they should therefore not bother coming... More

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