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Address: Upper Colquhoun Street | Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 9AG, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1436 673900
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very enjoyable visit just before it closed for the winter. knowledgeable staff who very very keen to enlighten you.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very enjoyable visit just before it closed for the winter. knowledgeable staff who very very keen to enlighten you.

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

Thank you for your kind comments about your visit to The Hill House and our staff who are dedicated to helping visitors enjoy seeing the House. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn, Property Manager, The Hill House, Helensburgh More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fortunately for us we started our Scottish holiday on the last weekend in October which enabled us to visit Hill House the day before it closed for the Winter. Each room has individual features created by Rennie Mackintosh and his wife for the publisher John Mackie. Margaret Macdonald's textile work and eye for colour greatly enhanced the designs of her... More 

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

Dear Hill House Fans Thank you so much for your review of your visit to The Hill House. It is great when visitors take time to look at the house in such detail and you obviously spent a lot of time looking at all the different parts of the property. We were very lucky that the weather was so fine... More 

Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had to go to Scotland for a funeral unfortunately, and after much time spent on funeral arrangements we needed a nice relaxing day out. So glad my brother thought of the Hill House. Loved seeing the architecture and designs of Charles Rennie MacIntosh. Was a very pleasant visit if a bit over priced. Only disappointment was in the grounds... More 

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

Dear Angela Thank you for your kind comments about The Hill House. I am so glad that your visit helped you and your brother relax after making funeral arrangements. So sorry you did not like the garden. At this time of year, the flowers in the beds are allowed to die back so that the gardener can then clear the... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I've been to the Hill House twice before & have been very impressed. This time I was taking an American visitor to show her her first sighting of any of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's work. She was not impressed! The National Trust for Scotland has decided to install blinds in all of the rooms to conserve the furnishings, etc. This removes... More 

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

Dear PM A . Thank you for your comments about your visit to The Hill House. I am very sorry that you found it such a disappointing experience. The conservation blinds were installed earlier this year in 3 (not all) of the rooms to protect the contents from over-exposure to light which will damage surfaces over time. The Mackintosh designed... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Visited on 19 October 2016 and the garden was gorgeous in autumn splendour. Inside the house I was struck by the attention to detail of design by Rennie Mackintosh. So much of the design still looks 'modern'. Well worth the effort to get there.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Set up the hill from the town centre this is a very fine house looking out to the river Clyde. In a beautiful setting this white rendered house is set amid lovely gardens. Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed throughout, there are delights wherever you go. Unfortunately, even on the busy sunny day we visited, the cafe was not open. Helensburgh itself... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

A pilgrimage for some, a rare opportunity to see a house created by Rennie Mackintosh, with much input from his very talented wife. Almost completely as it would have been the day he finished realising his design. Garden pleasant to walk around as are the roads around the property.

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

Dear LadyGadabout Thank you for your lovely review of your visit to The Hill House. It is always nice to see Margaret Macdonald's work recognised as well as that of her more famous husband. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn, Property Manager, The Hill House, Helensburgh More 

Launceston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Unusual design house by Charles Rennie-Mackintosh with most of the interior fixtures and fittings also designed by him. Relatively modefn for a National Trust property but worth a visit if you are in or around Helensborough

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

Dear Trevor D Thank you for your positive comments about The Hill House. Very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn, Property Manager, The Hill House, Helensburgh More 

Brecon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Rennie Mackintosh's visionary designs for the Blackie family are a delight. The guides lead you through the rooms with insight and knowledge. This is a true gem from the early 20th Century. The main drawing room was particularly impressive.

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

Dear Greg V Thank you for your kind comments about The Hill House and the guides. We have a very enthusiastic team of volunteer guides who work alongside our paid staff. I am sure that they will all appreciate your taking the trouble to review the house on tripadvisor. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn, Property Manager, The Hill House, Helensburgh More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Being a Rennie Mackintosh fan, we could not miss this. It was divine....the staff were more than willing to discuss various aspects of Hill House, and general history.

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

Dear Victoria C Thank you for your lovely review of The Hill House. The staff will be delighted to read your comments. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn, Property Manager, The Hill House, Helensburgh More 

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