How long is your visit?
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  • days
Are you going to Tour Scotland?


Attractions

Hill House

Find Scotland Tours that visit the Hill House.

Address: Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh G84 9AJ
Operated by: National Trust for Scotland
Opening Hours: 1st March to 4th July, 11.30 to 5pm (property will be closed after 4th July due to restoration works taking place, check NTS website for details)
Admission: Adult £ 10.50, Senior £ 7.50, Family £ 25.50
Parking: Yes
Languages: Explanatory text: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Accessibility: Limited access to the house and the gardens
Toilets: Yes, also disabled toilets, but a few steps.
Shop: Yes, a small shop with a limited selection of MacKintosh related gifts
Cafe/Restaurant: Yes, 1:30 to 4:30pm

 

This property will be closed after the 4th July 2018 to allow restoration work to take place. Hopefuly re-opening April 2019.

The Hill House is arguably Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest piece of building design. The style is so clean and modern that it is amazing to learn that Mackintosh was originally commissioned to design it in 1902. The owner of the house, Glasgow publisher Walter Blackie, wanted Mackintosh to design, not just the house, but most of the furniture and décor as well. The result is a beautifully coherent blend of form and colour. 

Credit for the Hill House doesn’t all go to Charles though, as his wife Margaret also contributed fabric design and a unique panel over the fireplace. 

The Helensburgh Hill House is a must for any Mackintosh enthusiast. There are several rooms open to the public, but the main ones of interest are the Drawing Room, Master Bedroom and the Hallway.

The Hallway is very beautiful in the fine detail of its design and the stencils on the walls. In contrast to the Dark wood of the entrance/hallway you then enter the bright and very modern feeling Drawing Room. Visitors are welcome to play the piano in this room, but it is the only piece of furniture that you may touch!!!

Unfortunately, photography is not allowed in the house. You may find this frustrating as there are so many beautiful features that you will want to photograph.

Approximately half the rooms on the first floor are now empty of MacKintosh furniture and this is a little disappointing after you have seen how stunning the original rooms are.

When entering Helensburgh on the A818 from the A82, the road to the Hill House (Kennedy Drive) is the first on the right after the "Welcome to Helensburgh" sign.

Save money on visiting this attraction by buying a Discovery TicketHelensburgh Hill House entrance
Hill House Hill House Bedroom Hill House Music Room Hill House

See the Best of Scotland by buying one of our Scotland Tour Itineraries from £9.99
Or request a Customised Tour.

PlayVideo

Browse Scotland Tours

Browse Our Scotland Tours to find an Itinerary for a route that matches your interests and schedule.

To quickly and easily find the tour you want, use our Tour Wizard.

Customized Tours

Tell us what you want and we will create a Customized Scotland Tour just for you!

Money Back Guarantee

Full refund if you are not satisfied with our service.

Testimonials

Read what Clients say about Secret Scotland on Facebook, Tripadvisor and in their Blogs

View Testimonials

Good Stuff

Save 10% on Car Hire when you Buy a Secret Scotland Tour

More about Car Hire Discounts

Authored on Google+