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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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LOCATION
Upper Colquhoun Street | Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 9AG, Scotland
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+44 1436 673900
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"charles rennie mackintosh"
in 80 reviews
"his wife"
in 37 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 49 reviews
"tea room"
in 33 reviews
"national trust for scotland"
in 29 reviews
"blackie family"
in 22 reviews
"drawing room"
in 20 reviews
"margaret macdonald"
in 19 reviews
"art nouveau"
in 14 reviews
"scones"
in 13 reviews
"interior design"
in 12 reviews
"attention to detail"
in 16 reviews
"family home"
in 11 reviews
"dining room"
in 10 reviews
"gift shop"
in 14 reviews
"master bedroom"
in 8 reviews
"light fittings"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank melandkathryncadman
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank PeterLanky
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled to HIll House and discovered it was closed. Luckily, the lovely conservator took pity on us and did a very quick private tour of the house for us and we felt extremely privileged to be able to see most of the house along...More

Thank Diana H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an architectural gem and a beautiful building. Now it is being put inside a giant steel box for the next ten years and a two-storey 'visitor centre' built in front. Whether this will preserve the building is in doubt - there is no...More

1  Thank Russell99999
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised at the design of this place, Its just so modern but yet designed in 1904. We have never investigated Mackintosh and we are in the English National Trust, so we couldn't resist. What a treat!

Thank sally-ann99
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This grand house situated in the best place for a view over the sea must have had the Blackies amazed when they took possession in1904 as its nothing like the surrounding grand houses.Interier attention to detail is worth seeing down to colour content line and...More

Thank Martin P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hill House is one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's masterpieces and not to be missed. It is, unfortunately, in a state of advanced disrepair due to damp infiltration and will shortly be closed for extensive repairs. If you want to go, you have until July 6....More

2  Thank FrequentTravellers
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with the CRM group from Northampton. It was lovely to compare his work at Hill House to the later work at 78 Derngate. The colours and style are so different, so good to be able to go into every room. The outside of...More

Thank MargRich18
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely visit to HIll House. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the house it stunning to look around. A must for anyone who loves Reneé Makintosh

Thank catlauj
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been a Charles Rennie Macintosh fan for years but have never managed to visit The Hill House until this summer while holidaying at Loch Goil, a little bit further north. We had already decided to visit before news of the devastating fire at...More

Thank Sheila R
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JENNYJOHN2011
16 July 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
8 July 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
15 May 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
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