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The Hill House

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Commissioned by Walter Blackie, a Glasgow book publisher, The Hill House is one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's finest domestic accomplishments. Almost everything at The Hill House, from the building itself, down to the textiles, furniture and fittings, was created either by Mackintosh himself, or by his wife, the artist, Margaret Macdonald.

Where is The Hill House located?

Located in Helensburgh, The Hill House is set off the A818, between the A82 and A814, 23 miles north-west of Glasgow.

What is the history of The Hill House to the present day?

A masterpiece of domestic architecture and design, The Hill House is a superb example of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's work. The geometric lines and elegant simplicity of Mackintosh's designs have made his work an iconic symbol of the Arts and Crafts movement in Glasgow. Sadly, the house is now in a poor condition, with render failing and the interiors at grave risk.

What is there to see and do at The Hill House?

Whilst the house itself is currently closed, the gardens have been carefully restored, and the colours chosen in the garden reflect those often used by Mackintosh in his designs.

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Disabled Access

Parking Available

Guided Tours

Facilities & information



Disabled Access

Guided Tours

Parking Available


Extra info

Open Times: Closed until December 2018

Price Details: Member: FREE Adult: £10.50 Family: £24.50 1 Parent: £18.00 Concession: £7.50


0844 493 2208
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Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute, HelensburghG84 9AJ, United Kingdom

Eastern side of Helensburgh.

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