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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: 44-143-667-3900
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Mackintosh in a small setting

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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Hawick, United Kingdom
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

As an Architect and a admirer of Charles Rennie Mackintosh this house is a must visit - they have attempted to furnish it as it was when lived in by the notable publisher owner

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I really love the designs and arts of the early C20 and this was stunning and so different to anything I had seen before. It is presented in such a way that it was very easy to imagine what it would have been like to live there. The information provided and the room guides were clear and useful. A good... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a beautiful house to visit. So much detail went into the planning of it. The shades of stained glass are stunning, especially when the sun is shining. Do watch out for the afternoon only opening hours. It is possible to walk there from Helensburgh but is uphill all the way. Well worth a visit!

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Shifnal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The most harmonious and desirable house I have visited. The designs of furniture, fireplaces and particularly the lights were exceptional

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falkirk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Visited this house at the top the very steep hill on the main road into Helesburgh. if you intend visiting once you are in the town, take the car it is a very steep hill even if you are a walker. Waell named hill house. The house itself is stunning and been well maintaned over the years, well worth the... More 

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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This house was certainly different than your average Estate Home tour. It was designed in a modern fashion that I liken to the unique characters of Frank Lloyd Wright Homes. The admission price was a bit high in comparison to other estate homes that we have toured. No photos were permitted. There is a nice little cafe where one can... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Tucked off the main drag in Helensburgh but is so well worth a visit. Once of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's domestic houses, it is magical, wonderful atmosphere and the gardens are lovely too.

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