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Hill House

Upper Colquhoun Street | Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 9AG, Scotland
44-143-667-3900
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Manchester
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141 reviews 141 reviews
49 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

You could do nothing in this part of Scotland than follow Charles Rennie Mackintosh around. This house is beautiful and is in a great setting above Helensburgh.

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england
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Outside and gardens were lovely especially in the hot sunshine when we were there. Inside,expected all the rooms to be furnished but some empty or art work from an amateur for sale with no link to the House. In the tea room, my husband had just moved his chair out to sit down when a rude waitress raised her voice... More

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Laramie, Wyoming
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This place ought to be on anyone's list who visits Glasgow. It's less than an hour's drive from the city and represents a fine collection of C.R.Mackintosh's style, all in one place. The building itself is interesting but the real treat comes when you go inside. Furniture, lighting, wall decor - all done by Mackintosh and very well presented and... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

lovely house in lovely setting - made special by the knowledgeable volunteers - who told us why the lounge carpet is the wrong colour, and why you can't visit the 'schoolroom' on the top floor

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Moray
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have wanted to see Mackintosh's Hill House for many years now and having a one day break in my schedule went off on a whim only to find that the house was open afternoons only. (Note to visitors check opening times before you go.) This turned out to be a blessing as my husband and I put in the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It's a lovely building and you can really feel it being a family home. The volunteers were really enthusiastic and the gift shop was better than most - partly because there were a lot of Macintosh inspired gifts.

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Edinburgh
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Far be it from me to criticise the master but I found the house a bit dark and pokey inside. Very busy with a coachload of Dutch tourists so this added to the cramped feel. The timber is of a dark colour too. Loved the drawing room though and the fearsome bathroom. The garden is not large but full of... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Charles Rennie Mackintosh house built for the Blackie family, high on a hill at helensburgh with spectacular views of the firth of clyde. The detail is impressive and his angularity is softened by his wife's more artistic approach, I love his lightshades. Nice mobile in the Garden too.

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What a fabulous experience. Sensitively conserved and stunningly beautiful. Each room is full of intricate detail, tiny insets to gorgoeus swoops and whorls. You are free to wander, the only request to use neither one's mobile phone nor to take photographs. Rennie Mackintosh designed the house for Blackie - so it was great fun to spot Blakcie's Books for Boys... More

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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were completely fascinated by this gem of an 'Art Nouveau' house which the National Trust for Scotland is continuing to maintain much as it was created by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife, Margaret. For those in wheelchairs there is only access to the ground floor but even in those rooms they can see the way art and functionality... More

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