Anyone with a passion for design and architecture will love the Hill House, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s domestic masterpiece on a grand scale. Inside, admire the visually arresting mix of Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Scottish Baronial and Japonisme architecture and design. Outside, enjoy a wander around the beautifully restored garden.
Restored by the National Trust for Scotland to look almost exactly as it did in 1904, you can find out more about the life and work of celebrated architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife, the artist Margaret Macdonald, inside. Working to a commission from publishing magnate Walter Blackie, the couple created almost everything you see here, from the building itself to the furniture and textiles.
Look out for the ‘Glasgow rose’, which can be found all through the house, one of the classic emblems associated with Mackintosh. Don’t miss Margaret Macdonald’s sensual ‘sleeping princess’ gesso panel above the drawing room fireplace.
Wander round the beautiful garden, restored using plants that would have been available in the early 20th century.