Pollok House

Address: 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1AT, Scotland
Telephone: 0844 493 2202

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

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

Don’t miss the astronomical clock in the corridor stairwell, it’s my personal favourite.

A trip to Pollok Park is best combined with a visit to the Burrell Collection, which is a very pleasant walk away.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Travellers with pets
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Art
  • History
  • Nature / wildlife