• The grand front of the unique villa
    The grand front of the unique villa © The National Trust for Scotland
  • Holmwood was designed by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson
    Holmwood was designed by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The richly decorated interior of Holmwood
    The richly decorated interior of Holmwood© The National Trust for Scotland
  • A gilded clock
    A gilded clock© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The kitchen gardens at Holmwood
    The kitchen gardens at Holmwood© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Explore the beautiful riverside grounds
    Explore the beautiful riverside grounds© The National Trust for Scotland

Lying just a few miles from the centre of Glasgow, this unique villa has been described as Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's finest domestic design.

It was built in 1857-8 for James Couper, a local businessman. Many rooms are richly ornamented in wood, plaster and marble.

Thomson's original room decoration, based on themes from the classical world, is being uncovered and visitors may follow the progress of this continuing conservation work.

Outside there are attractive riverside grounds to explore and a small kitchen garden, planted with a range of Victorian herbs, fruit and vegetables.


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Opening times & Prices

18 Sep
  • House: 12.00 - 17.00
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Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £6.50
  • Family: £16.50
  • 1 Parent: £11.50
  • Concession: £5.00

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Bronze
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star

5 day weather forecast

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