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Address: Upper Colquhoun Street | Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 9AG, Scotland
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Domestic Masterpiece

An absolute privilege and pleasure to have visited this property which is truly a 20th century masterpiece. Love the way that the NT have carefully restored the home to how it... read more

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Robswindon69
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Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An absolute privilege and pleasure to have visited this property which is truly a 20th century masterpiece. Love the way that the NT have carefully restored the home to how it would have looked in 1904, and I felt the spirit of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and, just as importantly, his wife Margaret MacDonald, as I wandered around. Also liked the... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the house was designed by CRM and all the furniture and fittings too. We were mightily impressed with the house and the fantastic furniture. Cafe good too.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stunning house full of wonderful furniture and decor and beautiful views from the garden. Very friendly and helpful staff plus good tea and buns from the cafe. A word of warning...if you are travelling by train and have any mobility issues make sure you go to Helensburgh Central and get a taxi to the house...don't go to Helensburgh Upper and... More 

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London
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having been impressed by 78 Derngate we decided to see some of Mackintosh's Scottish work. Hill House did not disappoint. The house itself and the room designs were fantastic, the garden was lovely and the staff were friendly.

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Karen F, Manager at Hill House, responded to this review

Dear Mertonpark Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit to The Hill House. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. It is interesting to compare the Hill House with 78 Derngate, particularly in the way that Mackintosh's colour palette changed for the later house. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn, Property Manager, The Hill House More 

Scotland
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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a fan of MacIntosh designs I'd wanted to visit Hill House for a while. I was not disappointed and we had a great visit. The detail, design of space and use of light. The use of glass, ceramics and textiles was interesting. A great day out.

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Karen F, Manager at Hill House, responded to this review

Dear Margaret P Thank you for taking the trouble to write about your visit to The Hill House. I am so glad that you enjoyed it. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn, Property Manager, The Hill House More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you know a bit about Mackintosh, you'll love this one. Charming house you wish it was yours. But if you're not a fan of architecrure and design you might find it boring.

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Thank Anna P
Karen F, Manager at Hill House, responded to this review

Dear Anna Thank you for taking the trouble to write about your visit to The Hill House. The majority of our visitors are Mackintosh fans. Any suggestions on how we can make it more interesting for those who are not? Kind regards Lorna Hepburn, Property Manager, The Hill House More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arriving at Hill House I was impressed by the amount of parking space available. Even before entering the property the view of Loch Lomond is stunning. Entry prices are fair and the house is exceptional. Touring the rooms leaves a lasting impression of Mackintosh's attention to detail in every aspect. There is a gift shop that has numerous Mackintosh themed... More 

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Thank Keith F
Karen F, Manager at Hill House, responded to this review

Dear Keith F Thank you for your very favourable review of The Hill House. Many visitors enjoy seeing Loch Lomond on their way here, though the view of the River Clyde from the Hill House can also be stunning. So sorry about the scones. I have taken note of your comment about the uncovered basket and think it would be... More 

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A detour from a Glasgow visit to see this wonderful place. The hallway, drawing room, staircase and main bedrooms are simply beautiful. After seeing some of his pieces in Kelvingrove the day before, the layout of the house puts it all into place. Delicately constructed and certain rooms lovingly restored. The guide in the drawing room was knowledgeable. The NTS... More 

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Karen F, Manager at Hill House, responded to this review

Dear Philip Thank you for taking the time to write about our visit to The Hill House and for your very positive comments. The National Trust for Scotland is planning a huge conservation project for The Hill House over the next 3 - 5 years and this will include improved visitor facilities. As the building is A listed , there... More 

Ascot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you walk from the train station I recommend going from Helensburgh Upper station. This will shorten the walk up the hill to around 10 minutes. Once at the house it is worth walking around the garden to get a good view of the exterior. It makes an interesting contrast to the stylised interior. If you have a pushchair then... More 

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Thank Camille S
Karen F, Manager at Hill House, responded to this review

Dear Camille S Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit to The Hill House. I am glad to hear that the tearoom staff looked after you and your baby. While the house is not really suitable for pushchairs, we do try to provide an interesting visit for children as well as adults. The I Spy quiz... More 

Milton Keynes
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this iconic Charles Rennie McIntosh building at the beginning of the tourist season. It is well worth a visit if you have any interest in architecture and art. There is so much to see and to think about and the assistants are enthusiastic and helpful. Some of the questions posed about the way in which the house should... More 

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Karen F, Manager at Hill House, responded to this review

Dear Robin S Thank you for taking time to write such a detailed account of your visit to The Hill House. You are correct in identifying the main conservation danger to the building as being damp. The cement harl has been a problem from when the house was first built in 1902-04. It cracks very easily and the wind blows... More 

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