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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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A stunning house with a beautiful interior

We visited one rainy day in April so the outside areas were not inviting to viewing. The house is imposing and easy to find following the signs. It is a National Trust property... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Saw this house and gardens today. Lucky I had already joined the National Trust else it would have cost £10.50 each ($42 AU). Interesting art deco rooms but no photography allowed inside the house. It is not that memorable, in about 3 more weeks of houses in UK it will be jumbled up with all the other mildly Interesting places.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Visited because it was wet. Glad we were members of NT as £10.50 was a bit over the top consider this is what we paid for Culzean Castle the previous day and that was far superior. Noticed someone being told off for taken a ( non flash ) photo saying it was NT policy. Also one of our party's phone... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited one rainy day in April so the outside areas were not inviting to viewing. The house is imposing and easy to find following the signs. It is a National Trust property and is staffed with a mix of volunteers and paid staff. However, the staff were helpful, welcoming and knowledgeable about the property and its contents. It is... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I visited several times but not recently until my husband and I decided on the spur of the moment to visit on Easter Sunday. Although very busy with children, we saw round the rooms in comfort and had a nice light lunch in the tearoom. The front music room was slightly disappointing as items were still to be unpacked after... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We visited courtesy of our national trust membership and it was an enjoyable 30 minute visit. A lovely house and interesting contents. Staff were friendly and efficient, a few overly noisy kids but there was an easter egg hunt on.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The old schoolroom on the uppermost floor of the Hill House was some years ago converted to a commodious three-bedroom flat with complementary furnishings and lovely views down to the Firth. For many years it was leased by the National Trust for Scotland to the Landmark Trust, but has now reverted to the National Trust. A marvellous place to stay... More 

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

When I visited the house seemed a bit run down and in need of proper maintenance. The volunteers seemed disinterested in visitors.

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A lovely place to visit. Fascinating to see the way Mackintosh adapted his grand ideas to a fmailiy home. Perhaps if house builders took on some of his simpler techniques we have more pleasant houses to live in! Unfortunately didn't get to look at the garden as it was pouring with rain!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I have been an fan of Charles Rennie Mackintosh for some and to visit this marvellous house was an absolute treat! The grounds are lovely even on a cold day. Well worth a visit!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Visited here with a friend for the first time and was not disappointed. If you admire the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh this place is worth a visit - it is furnish as it was when lived in by the Blackies - owners of the Publishing empire. You could get the feeling of staying in such an establishment. Last weekend... More 

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