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Hill House

Upper Colquhoun Street | Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 9AG, Scotland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Paris, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The future as he had seen it, quite a bit ahead of his early time in history. Interesting but a little on the subdued side. To live in.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We visited the Hill House on a wet weekday during summer and stayed for longer than we expected. As members of the national trust it cost is nothing to get in and we took our time wandering around all the rooms. Would have been nice to get into the attic but the vast majority of the house is open. Staff... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stayed in the apartment above the house, which made the visit even extra special. When the house and gardens closed to the public, we were able to wonder the gardens freely in private as if it were our own. The house is very unique, and demonstrates mackintosh's style well, with iconic furnishings throughout. The gardens are great for relaxing... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We visited here a few years ago but our return trip was a disappointment. The house is now only open from 1.30 every day for about 4 hours. The tea-room is also only open during these times. A notice greets visitors saying that if there are too many people already in the house then other visitors would not be allowed... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Beautiful house designed by CR Mackintosh. You can wander at will, the only restrictions are by weight - the number of people in 2 of the rooms are limited because of the floor loading. Lovely garden also. Staffed by kindly ladies from the national trust for Scotland. A must for mackintosh lovers

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durham uk
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What can I say? Perched high on a hill, this magnificent house is a real gem! Packed full of wonderful exhibits, it's an adventure back in time. The views from the upstairs window were fabulous and I asked permission from one of the volunteers to take a photo, she was needlessly officious and brusque as she refused, much to my... More

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

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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
36 helpful votes 36 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
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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