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Address: Upper Colquhoun Street | Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 9AG, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1436 673900
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The house and garden are well presented, and staff mostly volunteers I think, are there to help. Two small shops and a cute restaurant mean this is a good day out. Due to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The house and garden are well presented, and staff mostly volunteers I think, are there to help. Two small shops and a cute restaurant mean this is a good day out. Due to external mortar drawing in the wet weather in the future large repair work will start so now is a good time to see the house.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

In architectural terms Charles Renee Macintosh was an undoubted genius, and well ahead of his time. Hill House which is an easy drive NW of Glasgow or a longer bus ride, is stunning - no doubt about it. When you consider his work effectively pre-dated Frank Lloyd Wright in the U S there seems little doubt about who influenced who.... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Grasping an opportunity to re-visit Charles Rennie MacKintosh's Hill House after some years, I was encouraged to discover its magnificence and power is un-diminished. Upon entering the mysterious dark forest-like hallway, I was already intrigued. Then as I turned into the extraordinary drawing room, light filled and inviting, tears of joy and wonder filled my eyes. The sheer beauty of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Have visited a couple of times with NTS Membership. More modern than most NTS sites but very interesting & worthwhile - especially during good weather as the House occupies an elevated position looking down on Helensburgh an across the Clyde estuary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A wonderful showcase for the design work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, with many delightful features - windows, doors, decoration, furniture, bathroom fittings, and the exterior of the house with their gardens. Friendly and helpful volunteer staff, and a good shop.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Yes this great architect was one of Scotland's best, yes the house is beautiful, yes the design was way before it's time. And it ends there. Boring, over priced, rude staff, and lacking anything close to amazing. This is not anything like the Biltmore House. You can tour it in about 35 minutes. Sorry I just didn't get it. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I've waited a long time to visit The Hill House, as it's said that this is Charles Rennie Mackintosh's finest design. It certainly is very fine and there is plenty of interesting information around the house. The 'do not touch' signs on everything do detract from the experience, but having witnessed people showing no respect, leaning on the furniture etc,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This house is a really worthwhile visit. The furnishings are really timeless and beautiful, the concept of the house is fascinating, the attention to every minute detail of the furniture and all the little incidental household items is fascinating

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Glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The hill house is well worth a visit (free with a national trust membership card). The house its self is a fine example of early 20th century modernism laced with CRM's classic AN touches. A lot of the fixtures and fittings are still in tact. The gardens are also pretty nice. See how the other half lived in early 20th... More 

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Highland Park, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We happened upon this place while en route to Glasgow, and we were so pleased that we did. It is known as the outstanding building designed by Charles Rennie MacIntosh and his wife Margaret for someone's personal use. The place is simply gorgeous, and given MacIntosh's place in Scottish history - a must see!

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