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Renovations are underway and Hill House is closed for the moment

I have visited here several times and it's an amazing building. Right now a giant steel cage is... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Changes are a foot

The Hill House is being protected by a large steel and metal box. It is a huge structure, but it... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2019
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 18, 2019

I have visited here several times and it's an amazing building. Right now a giant steel cage is protecting the building while renovations are underway. NO SIGNS UP TO SAY HILL HOUSE IS CLOSED It will be amazing when complete and I will definitely be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

The Hill House is being protected by a large steel and metal box. It is a huge structure, but it should fabulous when it is complete in the spring . I can't wait to visit and the new visitor centre.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

One of my favourite places to visit growing up. Visited again with my own children and it was still as beautiful as ever, inside and out.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

The interior is a work of great beauty by a great designer working in harmony with other artists, most notably Margaret MacDonald. Check ahead, because as work goes forward on what may be a decade-long conservation project parts of the house, and for short periods...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

The house has serious water damage and once Building Control gives approval it will be enclosed in a metal box and then re opened probably around December 2018. We were lucky that it is still open though some furniture has been removed and had our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Mick R
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We visited the house a day after it had closed down, as we had not noticed the note on their web-pages. So, we couldn’t get in, but the guide lady was very helpful and explained what they are going to do. A very interesting project...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Matigis
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Great place o spend the day. Staff lovely and friendly. Informative ladies who volunteer. Gardens are beautiful

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

We decided to make the pilgrimage to Hill House before it was closed up and placed in a giant metal and glass box. Its nice to see that The National Trust of Scotland is just as much an incompetent money sink with fatuous ideas and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank John S
Emma S, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Hi John, Many thanks for your feedback, we are always seeking to improve on the visitor experience at The Hill House. Indeed your points regarding the lack of signage on the visitor route to the house and assisted disabled access are valid. We hope to...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Sadly the Hill House will have to close for some period of time as extensive renovations are needed externally to prevent further erosion and damage caused by continuous water ingress (the attractive, hillside location is frequently battered by rain and wind). Whether the exterior design...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

We visited the day before closing having rearranged our schedule having found out about the closure only a few days earlier. A 'must do' place for any Mackintosh fan, with examples of his work to be seen in every room. Not all rooms are furnished...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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July 16, 2017|
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Response from Karen F | Property representative |
The best way to travel to The Hill House from Glasgow city centre is by train from Queen Street Station, Lower Level to Helensburgh Central and then take a taxi up the hill to The Hill House. The train journey takes about... More
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July 8, 2017|
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Response from Karen F | Property representative |
Thank you for your message. You are welcome to have your picnic in the garden. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn, Property Manager, The Hill House
May 15, 2017|
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Response from Karen F | Property representative |
Good afternoon Yes, you can use the tearoom without buying a ticket to see the house as long as the tearoom is not too busy. At busy times, visitors to the House have priority. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn, Property Manager... More