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House for an Art Lover

Bellahouston Park | 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW, Scotland
+44 141 353 4770
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still a glasgow highlight, now even easier to spend hours here

this was my first time back here for a few years. the gardens are still a calming green place (you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jon C
Lovely place to visit

As a student I paid only 4£. I can't begin to explain how worth it it was!! The audio guide comes... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Melanie L
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Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and built in the attractive setting of Bellahouston Park in the 1990s, House for an Art Lover allows the visitor an insight into Mackintosh's renowned talent not just as an architect, but as a an artist, designer and pioneer of the Modern Movement. The venue runs regular arts themed events and is home to the popular Art Lover's Cafe.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“music room” (70 reviews)
“walled garden” (37 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Bellahouston Park | 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW, Scotland
+44 141 353 4770
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Reviewed 2 days ago

this was my first time back here for a few years. the gardens are still a calming green place (you stop hearing the traffic after a little while), the cafe remains satisfying (good mix of scottish and other flavours and food, efficiently but not hurriedly...More

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a student I paid only 4£. I can't begin to explain how worth it it was!! The audio guide comes included and is very informative and pleasant to listen to. You can also sit on all the furniture which gives a different feel than...More

Thank Melanie L
Reviewed 5 days ago

With only a small window of time to do Glasgow, we opted for a taxi to whizz us to Bellahouston Park from the city centre and we were pleasantly surprised that taxis are so reasonably priced. This is a fantastic building and the ground floor...More

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal place to pop into. Handy for the south / south west side of Glasgow in Bellahouston Park. A Quiet retreat in the midst of business and noise. Good variety of food in a pleasant surrounding. Handy for a stroll in the walled garden after...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I made the trip down here to see the realisation of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's plans for this house. Recommended.

Thank Ullans
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunningly beautiful. Inexpensive. Explains the building of the Mackintosh competition admission. The rooms are stunning. The gardens are beautiful. I loved this spot!

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you’re approaching from the west along Paisley Road West you should know that there is no right turn onto Dumbreck Road so you either need to go left towards Ibrox Stadium and double back along Broomloan Road or continue on Paisley Road West and...More

Thank Rantin rover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This building was constructed from drawings, not plans, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for a competition. It has brought a dream to life. The process is shown and whole rooms and furnishings exist that were formerly just imaginings of CRM & his wife. Great attention to...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The House for an Art Lover is a very interesting visit and I would highly recommend it. The cafe is good and does lunches and afternoon teas in a very attractive setting. The gardens are beautiful and I would recommend the lovely walled garden. You...More

Thank MaryP3634
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is absolutely stunning. I've been to all the Mackintosh sites and this is the best. The house is beautiful and so are the grounds. There is a very comprehensive audio tour. However, it is miles from the underground station - I would recommend...More

Thank anneW3613UI
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finesia r
The time opening
29 August 2016|
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Response from Leishmanallan | Reviewed this property |
Check their website as it does weddings also and the exhibition changes its opening times upto a week at a time. The cafe has separate opening times and is open to the public more frequent.
What`s the best way to get there from Glasgow city centre using public transport?
2 June 2016|
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Response from kvportlandoregon | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can answer your question. I was leading a tour, which means the bus driver got us there, with the help of a local who served as a private guide. I bet it's really beautiful there now that summer has arrived. Enjoy!
My husband and I are coming to a wedding 7th sept 2015 in this wonderful House for an Art Lover, can you recommend a hotel or premier inn near by. its for two nights please. Thank you
23 June 2015|
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Response from HFAAL | Property representative |
Hello suecheet, can you please email us info (at) houseforanartlover. co. uk (all joined up) and I will be delighted to send links. Trip Advisor dosent allow website links or email addresses. Thanks Shona