A view of the inside of a painted dome, with blue and gold decoration at the very top. Statues separate small window panels all the way around.
Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley


Getting here

Holmwood is on Netherlee Road in Cathcart, and is 4 miles south of Glasgow city centre.
Address Holmwood 61-63 Netherlee Road Glasgow Glasgow City G44 3YU

Storage is available for pushchairs while you explore the house. Baby back carriers are not admitted.

There is no need to book in advance to visit us – we look forward to welcoming you soon to Holmwood.

Contact information

Telephone: 0141 571 0184

Get directions

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Opening times

House, café, shop and grounds

Guided tours run regularly through the day from 10am–3.30pm, there is no need to book in advance for these. We are also open on the Bank Holiday Monday on 5 Aug.

Current period 28 Mar–27 Oct, Thurs–Sun, 10.00–17.00 (last entry 16.00) 28 Oct–28 Feb 2025, closed

Entry prices

House and grounds
One adult family
Young Scot
Grounds only

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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Planning your visit

Please see our drop-down facilities below for helpful information about planning your visit. For more information about planning your visit, please see our frequently asked questions.

Facilities & access

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

3G/4G coverage

Disabled parking is available at the rear of the house, and there is wheelchair access at the side.

Accessible toilet
Baby changing

Bike racks are available.

Hot and cold drinks and a range of sweet treats are available in the café.

Children’s activities
Coach parking

Dogs are welcome in our café and in the grounds as long as they are on a lead.

Guided tours (maximum of 15 people per tour) are available, normally lasting around 30 minutes. Special interest architectural tours are available for a small extra charge.

  • There’s an audio tour with an inductive ear hook.
  • The audio tour is also available in French and German.

There is a holiday cottage at Holmwood:

The Coach House (sleeps 5)

Booking a holiday with the National Trust for Scotland helps us to protect this special place, now and for the future.

Ample car parking is available at the rear of the house. Parking is free for members.

The grounds are suitable for picnics.

Visitors are greeted by classical patterns etched into the sandstone of the house, as well as elegant cupolas, columns and floor-to-ceiling windows. Step inside to see friezes depicting scenes from The Iliad in painstaking detail. Look out for some of Thomson’s clever architectural tricks – in the dining room the door frames are tapered to give the impression of temple-high ceilings; elsewhere he created ‘false doors’ for symmetrical effect.

There’s a shop in the original kitchen and pantry of the house. Produce from the kitchen garden is available in season, including herbs.


There are pretty riverside grounds to explore as well as a small kitchen garden, planted with a range of Victorian herbs, fruit and vegetables.

  • Holmwood is fully accessible, with a lift to the first floor.
  • A wheelchair is available.
  • The grounds consist of wooded areas with grass; there are no hard surfaces.