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Hill House

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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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Unique like a Scottish 'Gaudie' house. An very informative visit.

Not too big to tire you out. Great info cards in each room. The situation is fabulous overlooking the Clyde.The home of the Blackie publishing family from Glasgow designed for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Tayport, United Kingdom
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Tayport, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
27 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Not too big to tire you out. Great info cards in each room. The situation is fabulous overlooking the Clyde.The home of the Blackie publishing family from Glasgow designed for them by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Entry price a bit steep at £10.50 but a concession is £7.50. Nice volunteers, very well informed. Lovely shop, cafe, toilets. Great garden that is... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Spent a really good couple of hours here with a friend. Good notes available in all the rooms, and informative guides (real people!) in several of them. If you like CRM's work, this is a must-see venue. It helps if you are a National Trust member to avoid the £10.50 entry fee. A pleasant trip to the tearoom for lunch... More 

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Pleasant but not extensive gardens surround this NTS property which as others have said before reflects the input of one famous Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Design.

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St Albans, Hertfordshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We were disappointed not to be able to visit this house. We only had a one night stay in Helensborough and tried to find information about this property. The Tourist Information office did not have a leaflet, nor was there one with the substantial selection at our hotel. When we got there in the morning we found that it has... More 

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Wingrave, Bucks
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Plenty of parking both in the car park or on street if it's busy welcome you to this large family home deigned by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It's a fair way out of town up a moderately sloped hill but you will need a cup of tea in the on site cafe if you walk up from sea level. From Helensburgh... More 

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Malvern Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We came up a day early just to visit Hill House. It certainly is an interesting place and worth a visit. With view high above the River Clyde the design outside is interesting (there are problems with the original outside rendering allowing damp seepage) but the inside is so beautiful. What foresight Mr Blackie had in asking CRM to do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful house, well worth a visit! Especially on a rainy Sunday in May! Very well preserved. The best example of Charles are now Mackintosh we have seen.

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Poland
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The house is situated indeed on a hill in a little Scottish town on the west coast. It is a very interesting creation of famous Scottish architect and designer Charles Mackintosh. It is a smaller version of a House for an Art Lover in Glasgow which was completed by some enthusiasts after his death. Maybe the Hill House is smaller... More 

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Scotland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I was a little disappointed. First impressions of the house not good due to the two portaloos outside but I don't know if that's a permanent fixture. The gardens were lovely but there is a sign explaining they were not designed/associated with CRM if that's why you are visiting. The Drawing Room was typical of a CRM room which would... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is definitely worth a visit. Great position overlooking Clyde and very interesting house and pleasant garden.

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