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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 lovely experience

Although I put Jan 2016, I went here some time ago but it was so memorable I thought I would write a review. The entrance hall is very dark in the Japanese style and then you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kate47a
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I put Jan 2016, I went here some time ago but it was so memorable I thought I would write a review. The entrance hall is very dark in the Japanese style and then you walk into the drawing room which is a burst of white light! It is like being born! I loved it. The library is full... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

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.

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Thank K4thyMac07
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54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

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.

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Thank Iain M
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

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 

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Thank Nora M
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

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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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

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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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

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!

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Thank walkmanFife
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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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.

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London
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110 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

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!

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