The Hill House
High on a hill in Helensburgh, overlooking the River Clyde, sits what is universally regarded as Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic creation!
About The Hill House
||The Hill House Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh G84 9AJ
||The Hill House Website
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The Hill House is a visually arresting mix of Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Scottish Baronial and Japonisme architecture and design.
Mackintosh designed nearly everything inside the Hill House too, from the decorative schemes and the furniture to the fittings and contents.
His wife, Margaret Macdonald, designed and made many of the textiles as well as a beautiful fireplace panel. Much of the house has been restored so it looks almost exactly as it did in 1904 when its first residents, Glasgow publisher Walter Blackie and his family, moved in.
The beautiful, formal gardens have also been restored in line with the early designs, using plants that would have been available at the time.
Upcoming Events at The Hill House
More Days Out in Glasgow
Dippy, the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus cast, is going on a natural history adventure across the UK, and will visit Glasgow between 22nd January - 6th May 2019!
Don't miss CHVRCHES special homecoming show at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow on 16th February to round off their UK and Ireland tour!
A Play, A Pie and A Pint celebrates their 15th anniversary with a specially selected season of their best loved plays!
Following critical acclaim for The Wipers Times, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman have once again taken inspiration from real life events for their new play Trial by Laughter!
The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park in July and August and includes performances from Bloc Party, Teenage Fanclub, Burt Bacharach, Suede and more!
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