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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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Lovely place to visit. Easy to find.

loved visiting this place. Rennie Mackintosh designs seem timeless. This house was such a surprise, want to live there! Really nice day out in a beautiful location.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

loved visiting this place. Rennie Mackintosh designs seem timeless. This house was such a surprise, want to live there! Really nice day out in a beautiful location.

Thank K4thyMac07
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit if you have an interest in design. The whole house was designed by him. His wife Margaret MacDonald assisted in designing some of the interior furnishings. Nearly all of the house is available for viewing but some areas are not accessible for wheelchairs.

Thank Iain M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking out over the many beautiful mansions high above the seaside town of Helensburgh is the world famous Hill House.designed by the famous architect Charles Renee McIntosh and his wife Margaret.....unique in it,s style and ahead of it,s time. He had many innovative designs incorporated in this beautiful family home and garden. The Scottish Trust take care of it and... More 

Thank Nora M
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a 1-hour detour from our original journey to visit this house, after we checked National Trust for Scotland (NTS) website, which claimed that it is open 11.30 to 5 today (as well as the rest of November – see the screenshot of their own website.) However, it was closed. We find this puzzling that such a big organisation... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a gorgeous, sunny Autumn day. It took a couple hours to tour the beautiful house. It is great to see an incredible building and the thought that went into making it functional for a family as well as interesting from a architectural point of view. The tearoom provided adequate refreshment: we just had drinks but there was... More 

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Fife, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my third visit to the Hill House, albeit over a 30 year period, but it's as good as ever. You discover something new each time. The information provided in each room is comprehensive and the guides are knowledgeable. The garden is lovely too. I cycled there and it's quite a stiff climb out of Helensburgh!

Thank walkmanFife
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Must visit the house is as it was left when the Blackies left. Interesting history but Charles Rennie McIntosh is the star, wonderful features throughout the house he designed. The volunteers were very knowledgeable and so helpful.

Thank Carole J
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Loved the rooms but only a few to look at and I found the staff in each room over bearing and stopped me enjoying the space.

Thank Lorna_Darrol
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109 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Lovely homey, bright 'happy' house with the most amazing designs from Mackintosh. Really impressive and magical experience. The contrast between the dining room and the main bedroom is extraordinary. The 'design' rooms upstairs are very informative and put some of the designs into a different perspective - like green is for servants!

Thank DualFishy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Brilliant if you love Art Nouveau, it's a must. Expensive but free to N Trust members. Does not open in until 11.30 which is not helpful if you are an early bird like us!

Thank Margaret G

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