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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
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Upper Colquhoun Street | Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 9AG, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

For those who admire the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife, Margaret Macdonald, a pilgrimage to The Hill House should be a “must do“ on the bucket list but to see it at it’s best you may need to be quick. It’s located...More

Thank Rantin rover
Karen F, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Rantin Rover If there was a prize for the longest review of The Hill House, you would win it! You obviously love the place and are very knowledgeable. I must apologise for the lack of attention you received in the tearoom. The tearoom assistant...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Me and my boyfriend recently became national trust members, and really enjoyed our visit. We stopped in the tea room on our way out. The house was beautiful, as were the gardens. The shower is a must see.

Thank nlebla
Karen F, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear New Members I remember you joining! I am so pleased that you both enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn, Property Manager, The Hill House, Helensburgh

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice property and gardens and well worth a visit. Added bonus of a couple of walks that start at the back of the car park, one to Rhu and another towards Luss. We did the one towards Rhu and will return to do the other....More

Thank Alistair M
Karen F, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Alistair M Thanks for taking time to review your visit to The Hill House. This is a great area for walks - short and long. Glad to hear that you plan to come back. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn, Property Manager, The Hill House, Helensburgh

Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't have to be a Mackintosh aficianado to enjoy a visit to this beautiful family home, particularly if you can get a sunny day. The approach through the gateway (catching the feel of the grounds as you go) gives one a real feeling of...More

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

Dear John M Thank you for writing such an enthusiastic review of your visit to The Hill House. It is great that you had such a good time and that you are recommending the house to others. I was particularly pleased that you mentioned the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Cracking house on the southern tip of Scotland of a legendary designer Rennie Mackintosh. The house was built turn of the century and was designed by RM, including the contents. It was cutting edge at the time but now it is feeling the effects of...More

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

Dear Marie C Thank you for taking time to write such an interesting review of your visit to The Hill House. The house does suffer from exposure to wind and rain and that makes it challenging to maintain. You mention that the contents are very...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful example of the design craftmanship of Mackintosh with gardens that compliment the house, easy parking and access, a treat for those who appreciate this period, perhaps not so much for others but the nearby loch is a scenic attraction in itself.More

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

Dear Charles F Thank you for taking time to review your visit to The Hill House. We are very fortunate that the house is in such a beautiful location, overlooking the Firth of Clyde and very close to Loch Lomond. Glad to hear that you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The house is very good and fascinating to see the Mackintosh inspired rooms and the contrast with the usual fusty rooms. The cafe was uninspiring - we thought it was self service because there was no one to be seen. Not really a cafe but...More

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

Dear David M Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Hill House. I am glad to hear that you liked the house. The tearoom is located in the original kitchen and is not really adequate for the number of visitors...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very beautiful house, so interesting and well presented. The gardens are lovely too, although the weather wasn't good on the day we visited so we couldn't spend as much time as we would have liked outside. I enjoyed being able to wander...More

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

Dear Louise Thank you for writing such an enthusiastic review of your visit to The Hill House. I am so glad that you enjoyed being able to wander round the house at your own pace and that you took time to visit the tearoom and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house, turned into a museum, is one of the masterpieces of influential Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Commissioned by Walter Blackie, the house was completed in 1904 and until his death, Walter Blackie lived here with his family. The house is really...More

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

Dear Hill House fan Thank you for taking time to write such a detailed review of your visit to The Hill House. I am delighted that you enjoyed discovering the different elements of CR Mackintosh's design and that you were well looked after by one...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here last week and the house is definitely worth a visit. The gardens look great but the weather was totally unkind and restricted visit to house. Also used the cafe and food was good and staff friendlyMore

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

Dear Wolfachman Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Hill House. I am sorry that the weather did not allow you to spend as much time in the garden as you would have liked, but it is very kind of...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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