Charles Rennie Mackintosh's domestic masterpiece on a grand scale
Admire the visually arresting mix of Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Scottish Baronial and Japonisme architecture and design.
Restored by the National Trust for Scotland to look almost exactly as it did in 1904.
Don’t miss Margaret Macdonald’s sensual ‘sleeping princess’ gesso panel above the drawing room fireplace.
Look out for the ‘Glasgow rose’, which can be found all through the house, one of the classic emblems associated with Mackintosh.
Wander round the beautiful garden, restored using plants that would have been available in the early 20th century.
The Hill House is a masterpiece on a grand scale. Working to a commission from publishing magnate Walter Blackie, celebrated architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife, the artist Margaret Macdonald, created almost everything you see here, from the building itself to the furniture and textiles.
Think early 20th-century Scottish design and you’re bound to conjure up images of Mackintosh’s geometric lines and elegant purity. His creations were exquisitely simple and have become icons of the Glasgow Arts & Crafts movement.
Outside, the beautiful garden has also been restored in line with some of the early designs and reflects the palette of Mackintosh colours.
The house sits high on a hill overlooking the River Clyde and is universally regarded as Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic creation.
You can find out more about the life and work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald in the exhibition rooms upstairs, and from the information cards and friendly volunteers in each room.
Round off your visit with a browse in the gift shop, which sells Mackintosh-related goods including books.
Enjoy some refreshments in the tearoom, before taking a wander round the garden.
Only assistance dogs are allowed in the house and garden.
School visits can be arranged by contacting the property, tel: 01436 673900.
Private viewings can be arranged for groups in the morning from 10am, and last from 1.5 to 2 hours. Minimum of 20 people and £10.50 per head admission charge.
There are two parking spaces for coaches in the car park, just a short distance from the house.
There is an accessible toilet.
There is ramped access at the back of the house for wheelchair users.
The drawing room, main hallway, dining room, gift shop and tearoom are all wheelchair-accessible. There is no wheelchair access to the upper floor, but a display book and information sheets on all rooms are available on request.
Hill House is off the A818, between the A82 and A814, 23 miles north-west of Glasgow.