Holmwood House

Historic Buildings & Homes

The National Trust For Scotland, 61-63 Netherlee Road, Cathcart, City Of Glasgow, G44 3YU

    Holmwood House is a unique villa that has been described as the finest domestic design of the renowned Scottish architect Alexander 'Greek' Thomson.

    The house was built in the mid-19th century for James Couper, a local businessman. Many of the rooms are richly ornamented in wood, plaster and marble. Thomson's original room decoration, based on classical world themes, is being uncovered and visitors may follow the progress of this continuing conservation work.

    The attractive riverside grounds around the house can be explored and there is also a small kitchen garden, planted with a range of Victorian herbs, fruit and vegetables.

    4 Historic House
    Green Tourism Bronze
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    25 Mar 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    Please note the opening hours for Holmwood House for the 2016 season:

    25 March-30 June, Thursday-Monday 12pm-5pm (last entry 4pm)
    1 July-31 August, Thursday-Monday 11am-5pm (last entry 4pm)
    1st September-31st October, Thursday-Monday 12pm-5pm (last entry 4pm)
    The House will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the season.


    • Shop There is a shop in the original kitchen and pantry of the house, selling gifts, sweets, food, ‘Greek’ Thomson-related goods and a wide range of architectural books.
    • Tea & Coffee Available Teas and coffees are served in the kitchen courtyard.


    • ASVA Member
    • Picnic Area

    Special Requirements

    • Dogs Welcome Dogs are welcome in the grounds if kept on a lead.

    Wedding Services

    • Able to erect a marquee
    • Civil Ceremony
    • Luxury Venue
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Romantic Location


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point Parking at rear of property, wheelchair access at side.

    Public Transport Directions

    Holmwood is on Netherlee Road, Cathcart, Glasgow and is 4 miles south of the city centre.

    By road
    Netherlee Road is off Clarkston Road (B767)

    By bus
    There is a frequent service from the city centre to Clarkston Road.

    By train
    Nearest station is Cathcart – 1 mile


    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
      • with a ramp
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction


    • There is a lift

    Ticket / Information / Gift Shop [where applicable]

    • Information available in alternative formats
      • Audio

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