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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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Been a long time...

...since we were last there. I don't think it has changed much, although I fear that the water and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
allanglens
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Fascinating

Really good visit here. At 10 pounds it is quite expensive, but we used or national trust cards so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
spotthescot
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Upper Colquhoun Street | Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 9AG, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

...since we were last there. I don't think it has changed much, although I fear that the water and damp penetration has got worse in some areas. It is a well laid out attraction, with expositions on the building, contents, and people involved. More could...More

Thank allanglens
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good visit here. At 10 pounds it is quite expensive, but we used or national trust cards so well worth it. You get to see quite a bit of the house and there is lots of interesting stuff about the quandary over repairing the...More

Thank spotthescot
Karen F, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear NT member Thank you for taking the trouble to review your visit to The Hill House. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed it and that you were interested in the information about the conservation of the house. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn, Property...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a must-see. Everything in the house was designed by Rennie Mackintosh and it is a wonderful introduction to his work.

Thank MozEcoTours
Karen F, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mackintosh fan Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to The Hill House and for encouraging others to come and see it. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn, Property Manager, The Hill House, Helensburgh

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, this is a gem. It is a time capsule and exudes genius in so many aspects of exterior and interior design and function. I am generally not 'drawn' to the arts and crafts style; however, this is an experience of space and light and...More

Thank James T
Karen F, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear James Many thanks for your lovely review of The Hill House. Comments like yours are so encouraging to all our staff and volunteers. It is such a joy to share our love of this beautiful house with people who appreciate it. Kind regards Lorna...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here because of my companions which were enthusiastic about the architecture. I myself found it quite nice but also expensive. Of course, the architecture is special and interesting but that's pretty much it. Because there is not a lot of furniture left, so...More

Thank Marita S
Karen F, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Marita S Thank you for taking time to write a review of your visit to The Hill house. I am delighted that you enjoyed the tearoom and the garden. There is no furniture in the rooms that were the children's bedrooms because Mackintosh was...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house has a free adjacent car park and is situated in a beautiful area of Helensburgh with a lovely view. Many of the adjoining properties are unchanged from their original year of structure so worth a walk around too (you will see them if...More

Thank ChocQueen6
Karen F, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ChocQueen Many thanks for writing such an enthusiastic review of your visit to The Hill House. I am glad to hear that you were interested enough to spend several hours visiting the house, tearoom and garden and that you found the volunteer guides helpful....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit I'd planned for years and was not disappointed! The interior design and attention to detail, linear form is fascinating... Charles R. was a genius and his wife Margaret's too her design on fabrics... loved walking through this house and discovering more about not...More

Thank chiara m
Karen F, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Chiara M Thank you for taking the time to write such an enthusiastic review of your visit to The Hill House. You obviously had a great time! Kind regards Lorna Hepburn, Property Manager, The Hill House, Helensburgh

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the train from Glasgow. There are frequent trains to Helensburgh Central and a less frequent, but express train to Helensburgh Upper that cuts the walk in half to Hill House. This Is nice as it's almost a mile, uphill, from the Central Station....More

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Karen F, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mackintosh fan Thank you for taking the trouble to write such a nice review of your visit to The Hill House. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn, Property Manager, The Hill House, Helensburgh

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those interested in Rennie McIntosh's styles, this is a worthwhile visit, however for those not so keen, the admission fee may not be to their liking.More

Thank tonyeve
Karen F, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tony Thank you for taking the trouble to review your visit to The Hill House. I am sorry that you were unhappy about the admission charge but all money raised goes towards conservation of Scotland's heritage, including upkeep of The Hill House. Kind regards...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We’re from the United States and enjoyed it very much. Although the style of the house is very different from Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture, you’ll find the décor is very similar—lots of clean lines and geometric shapes. One thing we found interesting was the bathroom....More

Thank KarenQWI
Karen F, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Karen QWI Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Hill House and for saying how much you enjoyed it. Visitors from the USA often compare Mackintosh's work with that of Frank Lloyd Wright and, in fact, they were contemporaries,...More

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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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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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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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