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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Wonderful to see the Hill House as it was intended - as a beautiful family home in a peaceful setting, with Mackintosh's careful planning and attention to detail, and the added bonus of Margaret Macdonald's delightful touches throughout. Friendly and helpful staff add to the experience.

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Devon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

This Rennie Mackintosh house is worth a visit. Unique interior and exterior design. It only opens at 13.30 and had to come back on our last afternoon in Scotland to see it. If you have English National Trust membership then entrance is free.

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A hint of the Tardis, a lot of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and plenty of amazing ideas for design and decoration. OK, so I'd heard of Mackintosh before I went to Hill House, but had little or no idea what to expect. What a revelation - not just Mackintosh's work, but that of his wife Margaret MacDonald which appears in places... More

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Hill House has so many little MacIntosh gems - the lovely little table in the lounge which casts a different shadow as the day goes by, the lampshades in the hall, the tiny nook on the stairs, the elegant bedroom all in white and pink, and the "newfangled" shower in Mr.Blackie's bathroom! The cafe facilities are a bit basic... More

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A great example of work by a great designer, the N.T.S maintain the house in superb condition all credit to them. The gardens are a delight to walk round an excellent day out.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Visiting Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games also meant catching up with the amazing architecture that the city boasts. Charles Rennie Mackintosh is an amazing and inspirational designer - The Hill House is a great example of his work - understated but with intricate detail and beauty. Run by the National Trust for Scotland this is a well kept house and... More

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Gloucestershire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Getting up close to the work of a very talented man. The information sheets in each room were informative, easy to read and brought it all to life.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
64 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We visited this while on a trip to the Commonwealth Games. It's easily accessible in Helensburgh (30 or 40 minutes from the city). I (southerner as I am) didn't know it existed, but my Scottish partner knew it well and recommended it as a day filler. It's a National Trust property and is a marvellous example of what the NT... More

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England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Unfortunately the house and coffee shop were closed when we visited and we did not have time to return, nevertheless the grounds and view were great

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Telford, Shropshire, England
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Friendly volunteers, lovely rooms, well appointed, lots to look at and admire, plenty of information in all the rooms. The gardens well laid out, well maintained, would recommend this to anyone with an interest in Rennie Mackintosh, but still of interest to those not familiar with his work.

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