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Holmwood House

61-63 Netherlee Road, Glasgow G44 3YU, Scotland
+44 141 571 0184
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Thank goodness they saved this important Victorian building which is unique in the sense that it is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ando72
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west of Scotland
Work in progress

You get to look around quite a bit of this fantastic old house, but expect to be dodging the guys... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
spotthescot
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Masterfully designed by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, Holmwood is a family home with grand imagination behind it. Cupolas, columns and floor-to-ceiling windows exude elegance, while the bold opulent decoration echoes the colours found in ancient Greek temples. 2017 is Thomson's bicentennial year. The property is celebrating this through a year long special events programme, check the NTS website for details. Recent recreation of the magnificent original stencil decorative scheme in the Dining room allows appreciation of the intended vision of Thomson and on going work to continue the recreation will be progressing throughout 2017.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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61-63 Netherlee Road, Glasgow G44 3YU, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Thank goodness they saved this important Victorian building which is unique in the sense that it is a dwelling that was used for both corporate entertaining and as a private dwelling. It's just a shame they didn't manage to save any of the original furniture.

Thank ando72
Reviewed 6 days ago

You get to look around quite a bit of this fantastic old house, but expect to be dodging the guys who are restoring the building to its original glory. Lovely little vegetable garden, and apparently you can buy the veg web it's ready for a...More

Thank spotthescot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being a late convert to the amazing architecture of Alexander Greek Thomson, and sadly having spent my growing up years in the South Side, and being unaware of this masterpiece, I feel at a loss for more than words! Holmwood House is an ongoing restoration...More

Thank crawfie
Julie G, Manager at Holmwood House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your glowing review & welcome to the Alexander Thomson fan club. Really glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 9 June 2017

Wonderful house built by Alexander Greek Thomson. There is a lot of restoration work going on at the moment but this is a house that you feel you could really live in. The guides are all fantastic and make you feel very welcome, almost like...More

Thank grahamresmith
Julie G, Manager at Holmwood House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely comments Graham. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. The lower hallway recreation will be complete by the end of July and we'll have some new interpretation on Alexander Thomson; a couple of very good reasons to come back and see us...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

A real opportunity to see the work of the National Trust for Scotland at work in restoring this merchant's house from the 1850s. Fantastic, knowledgeable and amusing guides who clearly are passionate about Glasgow and an opportunity to see restoration decisions as they are being...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Not the easiest place to find however plenty of free parking. A great deal of restoration has been done however a great deal remains and the contents are a little sparse. Lots of friendly volunteers and a good descriptive booklet and it seems audio tour...More

Thank Rossergruffydd
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This house is a small fascinating insight into the work of one of Scotland's lesser known influential architects Alexander Greek Thompson and also into the taste and lifestyle of a mid ninetieth century wealthy businessman/Arts patron. The house was quiet when we visited and that...More

1  Thank Katie591
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Visited Holmwood house at the weekend. Volunteer who greeted us was very good and introduced us to the property, pointing out the history behind the renovations and the details of the work in progress. In comparison to other National Trust properties this building was more...More

Thank June H
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Not the easiest of places to find but very interesting. The restoration is ongoing and the volunteers are very helpful. The tea room provides good tea and coffee.

Thank Allandot
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We visited Holmwood House whilst staying nearby with our daughter. I am not generally a fan of country piles owned by the National Trust, English Heritage etc. Because they are usually all so 'perfect'. Everything has been restored and renovated and can be like 'Homes...More

2  Thank brenh34
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You can take the 4 or 6 from the town and get off at clarkston rd near linn park only 5 min walk from there
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