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The Hill House

Getting here

Address The Hill House Upper Colquhoun Street Helensburgh G84 9AJ

The Hill House is off the A818, 23 miles north-west of Glasgow.

There is a train service from Glasgow to Helensburgh Central. The house is roughly 1½ miles from the train station, up a steep hill. There is a taxi rank outside the train station.

Contact information

Telephone: 01436 673900

Get directions

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Opening times


Current period30 Apr–22 Dec, daily, 10.00–17.00 (last entry 16.00) 23 Dec–2 Jan 2022, closed 3 Jan–28 Feb, daily, 10.00–17.00 (last entry 16.00)

Entry prices

The Hill House
One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £4.65

Planning your visit

This property is part of the ‘We’re Good to Go’ scheme, which means we have carried out an official COVID-19 risk assessment to check we have everything in place to reopen safely. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off.

Please be aware that for the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and employees in our hospitality venues, we will record the name and contact details of everyone who enters in order to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. This information will be used to enable NHS Scotland to contact you should you have been in the venue around the same time as someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. We are obliged to process this data to comply with The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 11) Regulations 2020. Please see our Data Protection page for further information.

Further to this, in National Trust for Scotland non-hospitality settings, where there is either a pre-booking system in place or there is the potential for close contact (eg in some of our smaller properties), we will ask visitors to provide limited contact information. This is for the purposes of managing the number of visitors and also to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. For further information, please see our Data Protection page.

For more information about planning your visit, please see our drop-down Facilities below or 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
Accessible parking

There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor of the visitor centre.

Baby changing
Buggy access

Dogs are also welcome at the roof terrace café.

Coach parking
Hearing loop

Parking is free in the car park.


Please note that wheelchair access to the Hill House is only available on the ground floor of the property, around the perimeter of the Box. There is full wheelchair access in the visitor centre, café and roof terrace.

  • There is an accessibility ramp to enter and exit the ground floor of the house.
  • The entrance to the Hill House is gravel that leads onto paved slabs.
  • There are paved slabs which lead onto an uninterrupted decked floor to enter and exit the visitor centre.
  • There is a lift in the visitor centre that provides access to the café and roof terrace.
  • The Box is accessible from the lift in the visitor centre that leads onto the roof terrace.
  • The perimeter walkway of the Box is suitable for wheelchair access, but the top walkway is not suitable for wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
  • The garden can be viewed from the perimeter walkway around the Box.
  • The narrow garden paths are not suitable for wider wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
  • The paving in the garden is uneven and sometimes slippery.