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Review of Pollok House

Pollok House
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US$33.80*
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National Trust for Scotland Discover Ticket: Scotland Sightseeing Pass
Ranked #51 of 287 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 January 2014

This is not the biggest NT house you will ever visit but is more than made up by the enthusiastic staff there. It felt like we had our own personal guides.
The art collection was very interesting as were all the rooms we saw. I learnt things I did not know.
The restaurant is very nice with a fine selection of home made produce.
Well worth a visit

1  Thank Nick S
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

This is a complete rip off, don't waste your money. It cost £22 for my husband and I plus our two children. £6 per child and then each adult has to pay £5 entrance fee, not really sure why adults have to pay as the kids can hardly go themselves! They saw Mrs Claus for about 2 mins and the gifts that they received were not particularly age appropriate - my 4 year old daughter received a book about how aeroplanes fly. House was decorated for Christmad but nothing spectacular. Spend the money on a trip to M&D's winter wonderland or even the cinema. We were very disappointed.

5  Thank Lynseymelrose
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

This is a beautiful place to walk on a bright autumn morning with glorious colours in the trees, mist rising above the pretty river: perfect. The house was made more interesting by the helpful and well-informed staff. Good NT gift/Christmas and children's shops in basement. The kitchen is a great venue for the cafe, and the coffee and scone were very nice, but the service was achingly slow! A point for improvement.
With the Burrell Collection in the grounds, a treasure trove of art and antiquities, this place is a must-visit destination.

Thank SussexKathy
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

As English NT Members our visit cost us nothing, even the Car Park was free - and that's not common in Glasgow! Not that you would know you were in Glasgow as the whole Park is an oasis and busy too with joggers, walkers, cyclists and folk who were plain curious. The House benefits from the attendants who all played a role as 'butler, lady of the house, His Lordship etc. They were most attentive and obviously very proud of the place. Quite right too as it is a treasure house. The Paintings are outstanding - how can a 400 year old painting look as though it was finished yesterday - and the Lady, a beauty and so alive.
We had planned a joint visit to The Burrell but didn't go there in the end - such a lovely day in the Park for October.

1  Thank WolverhamptonVideo
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Had a great day out at the park on their open day. This allowed a visit to Pollok House for free. It was great and had attendants in Victorian clothes explaining the exhibits. The park is worth a visit itself and has beautiful Highland cows and a lovely walled garden where they grow flowers and all kinds of vegetables. The Burrell Collection is fabulous too although I believe it will be closing soon for renovation. However I can still recommend a visit as there is still plenty of things for everyone to see and do. It caters for children and adults and is a nice wee bit of the countryside in the heart of Glasgow's south side.

Thank marycoupar2003
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