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  • The house was built in 1902 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
    The house was built in 1902 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh© Brian Chapple
  • Original Mackintosh furniture
    Original Mackintosh furniture© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The dark wooded dining room
    The dark wooded dining room© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Mackintosh’s trademark motifs can be seen everywhere
    Mackintosh’s trademark motifs can be seen everywhere© The National Trust for Scotland
  •  Margaret Macdonald’s feminine influence is evident in the lighter tones
    Margaret Macdonald’s feminine influence is evident in the lighter tones© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The house was built for Glasgow publisher Walter Blackie
    The house was built for Glasgow publisher Walter Blackie© The National Trust for Scotland

High on a hill in Helensburgh, overlooking the River Clyde, sits what is universally regarded as Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic creation.

The Hill House is a visually arresting mix of Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Scottish Baronial and Japonisme architecture and design.

Mackintosh designed nearly everything inside the Hill House too, from the decorative schemes and the furniture to the fittings and contents.

His wife, Margaret Macdonald, designed and made many of the textiles as well as a beautiful fireplace panel. Much of the house has been restored so it looks almost exactly as it did in 1904 when its first residents, Glasgow publisher Walter Blackie and his family, moved in.

The beautiful, formal gardens have also been restored in line with the early designs, using plants that would have been available at the time.


Hill House Guidebook

Hill House Guidebook

High on a hill in Helensburgh, overlooking the River Clyde, sits what is universally regarded as Charles Rennie Mackintoshs finest domestic creation. The Hill House is a visually arresting mix of Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Scottish Baronial and …

Hill House Guidebook£5.00
 

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Opening times & Prices

30 Jul
  • The Hill House: 13.30 - 17.30
  • Last Entry: 17.00
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Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £10.50
  • Family: £24.50
  • 1 Parent: £18.00
  • Concession: £7.50

Gradings & Awards

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

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