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The house has serious water damage and once Building Control gives approval it will be enclosed in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mick R
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Great place o spend the day. Staff lovely and friendly. Informative ladies who volunteer. Gardens... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Lorna S
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Upper Colquhoun Street | Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 9AG, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The house has serious water damage and once Building Control gives approval it will be enclosed in a metal box and then re opened probably around December 2018. We were lucky that it is still open though some furniture has been removed and had our...More

1  Thank Mick R
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the house a day after it had closed down, as we had not noticed the note on their web-pages. So, we couldn’t get in, but the guide lady was very helpful and explained what they are going to do. A very interesting project...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Great place o spend the day. Staff lovely and friendly. Informative ladies who volunteer. Gardens are beautiful

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

We decided to make the pilgrimage to Hill House before it was closed up and placed in a giant metal and glass box. Its nice to see that The National Trust of Scotland is just as much an incompetent money sink with fatuous ideas and...More

2  Thank John S
Emma S, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hi John, Many thanks for your feedback, we are always seeking to improve on the visitor experience at The Hill House. Indeed your points regarding the lack of signage on the visitor route to the house and assisted disabled access are valid. We hope to...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

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
Reviewed 5 July 2018

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
Reviewed 2 July 2018

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
Emma S, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hi Russell, Many thanks for your feedback and we agree The Hill House is an architectural gem. However, Mackintosh’s experimental design, coupled with the trial of new materials has meant the house shows signs of serious deterioration and intervention is necessary. The ‘Box’ will be...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018

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!

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

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

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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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