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Hill House

Upper Colquhoun Street | Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 9AG, Scotland
+44 1436 673900
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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Upper Colquhoun Street | Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 9AG, Scotland
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"charles rennie mackintosh"
in 78 reviews
"his wife"
in 36 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 46 reviews
"tea room"
in 31 reviews
"national trust for scotland"
in 28 reviews
"blackie family"
in 22 reviews
"drawing room"
in 19 reviews
"margaret macdonald"
in 18 reviews
"art nouveau"
in 14 reviews
"scones"
in 12 reviews
"family home"
in 11 reviews
"interior design"
in 11 reviews
"attention to detail"
in 15 reviews
"dining room"
in 9 reviews
"master bedroom"
in 8 reviews
"light fittings"
in 8 reviews
"entry fee"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived on what I'd call a typical day in Scotland, cool, windy with drizzle in the air a great backdrop to explore. Firstly the little cafe came in very useful nice coffee. Then we did the house room by room. It is very interesting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to visit before the house is 'bubble-wrapped' for restoration and we were not disappointed. The entrance hall, library, dining room, drawing room and principal bedroom have lots of interest for anyone even vaguely curious about Mackintosh's or Margaret Macdonald's works [or indeed an...More

Thank From-marge
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Lorna H, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your warm and enthusiastic review of your visit to The Hill House. It is so good to know that some people appreciate the hard work that goes into conserving this fabulous house. It sometimes feels like an impossible task, a battle with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am normally very supportive of the work of the NTS but oh dear I struggled to warm up to this place. It is of a certain period by CR Mackintosh and you either love it or hate it. Best is to visit it and...More

Thank JensonLim
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Lorna H, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Jenson Lim Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit to The Hill House. It was good of you to acknowledge that, even though you did not warm to the house, other people might. So glad you liked the cakes and the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit boring to say the least. Found myself staring a table until I realised 15 minutes had passed. I'm not sure why this house needs saving, but, what I do know is that Helensburgh needs a good ol' McDonalds, or a GAME or something.

Thank Matthew P
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Lorna H, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Matthew P Oh, dear! It sounds as if you were dragged along against your will. Mackintosh and architecture may not be your thing but thanks anyway for taking the time to write a review of your visit. Kind regards Lorna Lorna Hepburn

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just want to refute the claims from the previous review. It was in no way a rip off, the children paid a small fee and got a free egg. Our group of adults did not have to pay to accompany the children, and the...More

Thank Richard J
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Lorna H, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Richard J Many thanks for taking time to review your visit for defending The Hill House. You certainly cannot please everyone all of the time so I am very glad that your group all enjoyed seeing the garden as well as the house. Kind...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place, so lovely to see its being well preserved by the National Trust. You can take photographs, great for my sons Art project. Well worth a visit.

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Lorna H, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Cara Many thanks for your enthusiastic review of your visit to The Hill House. So pleased that your son got some good pictures for his art project. Kind regards Lorna Lorna Hepburn

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I plus our 6 year old daughter visited the Hill House and were accompanied by my brother and sister in law with their 6 year old son. We came for the Easter egg hunt. The hunt itself was £2.95 for each child...More

Thank MU1974
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Lorna H, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So sorry you did not have a good time when you visited The Hill House. As in previous years, we charged £2 per child for the Easter Egg hunt. This year, for the first time, The National Trust for Scotland decided that we should also...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely glad I made the effort to visit the hill house, meaning to go for a while. It’s a real hidden gem beautiful feeling about the place. Visited with my family and young son he had an activity to do for children find different patterns...More

Thank lovesunx
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Lorna H, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to review your family's visit to The Hill House. I am glad to hear that your young son enjoyed the Eye Spy activity. I will pass on your kind comments to the staff. Kind regards Lorna Lorna...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Essential if you are interested in Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Felt it was worth the trip from London to Glasgow just to visit Hill House, never mind all the rest that Glasgow has to offer - it's that good. See the house as Mackintosh designed it,...More

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Lorna H, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for writing such an enthusiastic review of your trip to The Hill House, especially as you travelled so far to see it. If you visit when the house is less busy, you have the chance to appreciate the calm atmosphere. I will pass...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Great way to spend sometime on a wet day, it very interesting to see some different architecture and it matched to the period internals.

Thank cejsmith
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Lorna H, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for taking time to write about your visit to The Hill House. So glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Kind regards Lorna Lorna Hepburn

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JENNYJOHN2011
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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alan n
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
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TCF42
May 15, 2017|
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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
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