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Holmwood

Classical elegance and architectural tricks distinguish Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s finest domestic creation
Holmwood interior doorway
Overview
  • Discover the richly embellished architecture of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson.

  • Admire impressively detailed interior designs.

  • Wander around the attractive riverside grounds and Victorian kitchen garden.

  • Find out about the fascinating conservation work taking place at the house.

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Today’s Opening Hours

House
12:00– 17:00
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Entry prices

Adult
£7.50
Family
£18.50
One adult family
£12.50
Concession
£5.50
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About this place

Holmwood is a family home like no other in Glasgow. Located in the Southside of the city, it is masterfully designed but surprisingly cosy; there is grand imagination behind it.

Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson designed the house for paper magnate James Couper and his wife in 1857–8, and it is widely regarded as this Scottish architect’s finest domestic creation. His stunning design legacy impresses at every turn.

Thomson’s penchant for Grecian styling and symmetry is found throughout Holmwood, where the bold opulent decoration echoes the colours seen in ancient Greek temples.

The house is part of an ongoing conservation project and there is always something new for visitors to see.

Our accreditations and awards

  • 4 Star Visitor Attraction
  • Green Tourism Bronze

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