Places to visit

Pollok House

Pollok House

A grand country house with impressive artworks, set in scenic Pollok Country Park

  • Explore one of the Trust's grandest properties and enjoy a stroll through the surrounding Pollok Country Park. 

  • Be amazed by the vast servants' quarters. 

  • Discover an impressive collection of Spanish art, as well as works by Raeburn and Guthrie.

  • Dare to join Pollok’s unique Escape game – can you thwart the Butler’s devious plans?

  • Enjoy delicious home baking and other delights in the Edwardian Kitchen Cafe.

Pollok House was where it all began, back in 1931. The discussions for the founding of the National Trust for Scotland took place inside Pollok’s cedar-panelled smoking room. Now the house is undoubtedly one of the grandest in our care.

This elegant stately home is set in the scenic surroundings of Pollok Country Park on the outskirts of Glasgow. The Maxwell family lived for six centuries on the site, but the main part of the present house was built in the mid-18th century – an example of Georgian grandeur that would be at home in a Jane Austen novel.

The house was extended in the early 20th century, but sympathetically preserved the 18th-century features.