Pollok House

Price guide: Mid-range

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1AT

Price guide: Mid-range

Pollok House
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#17 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Travellers with pets, Art, Escaping the crowds, History, Nature / wildlife

Expert review of Pollok House

This 18th-century mansion home is Glasgow’s version of the Victorian dream.

Set within the ancestral family home of the Maxwell family, Pollok House is a genuine slice of “upstairs, downstairs” life Glasgow style. Located within the leafy confines of Pollok Park, this elegant building is a character-filled house full of paintings, furniture and fine glass-wares: for art lovers in particular, it contains a fine collection of great works by Spaniards such as Goya, Murillo and El Greco – whose famous Lady in a Fur Wrap can be seen in the Library. It’s exceptionally popular with local school groups and Glaswegians like me, which can only be a good sign.

Price advice: 

Entry to the main house: adult £8, family £20, concessions £5. Access to the restaurant, shops and servants’ quarters is free throughout the year. Entry to the main house is also free from the start of November through to late March.

Expert tips: 
A trip to Pollok Park is best combined with a visit to the Burrell Collection, which is a very pleasant walk away.
Don’t miss the astronomical clock in the corridor stairwell, it’s my personal favourite.

More information on Pollok House:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Art gallery, Castle / palace, Park / garden
Address:
2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1AT
Telephone:
0844 493 2202
Website:
http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/48
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Entry to the main house: 1 April-31 October. Garden and Country Park: all year, daily. House, shops and restaurant: all year, daily 10am-5pm (closed 25/26 Dec and 1/2 Jan).
Indoor/outdoor?:
Both

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