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13 Dec 2019

The Hill House celebrates Christmas in style

The Hill House in Helensburgh has a seasonal surprise for visitors, as it’s opening for the first time over the Christmas period.

The award-winning Hill House team have decorated the home for an Edwardian family Christmas, imagining how the Blackie family might have celebrated the festive period.

The Christmas tree in the drawing room is adorned with handmade paper decorations and dried fruit, and jaunty paper garlands bring a festive touch to the room.

The dining room has also been laid out for a feast, where seasonal songs from the wind-up gramophone will play to add plenty of Christmas cheer.

Each weekend before Christmas in December, local choirs will be carol singing, musicians will be performing and children will get a chance to make their own garlands to take home.

The house is open for An Edwardian Family Christmas daily until 22 December and is free for National Trust for Scotland members.

Two women decorate the Christmas tree in the Hill House with dried orange segments on red ribbons.
Taylah Egbers and Emma Sweeney from the Hill House pose with the Christmas tree in the Hill House drawing room, which has been decorated in a classic Edwardian style. Image © John Young

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