Tour Group at Hill House

Tour Group at Hill House, Helensburgh

 Today, was the final day of our cultural themed tour of Glasgow and environs.

We started by travelling from Glasgow to Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond. Weather was superb. Here we strolled around the village taking in the historic, but quaint, cottages, Loch Lomond and historic St. Kessog’s Church which has a Christian pedigree dating back about 1500 years. At the church we were able to view an excellent short film on the history of the site and local community. The church interior benefits from high quality stained glass and unusual roof made from local oak in the shape of an upturned boat..  We also visited the local Heritage Centre located close to the church. Lunch was taken at the Luss Coffee Shop which is renowned for its quality food offering.

Luss, Loch Lomond

Luss, Loch Lomond, Scotland

 
 
St. Kessog's Church, Luss

St. Kessog's Church, Luss, Scotland

 
 
Cottages at Luss

Cottages at Luss, Scotland

 
After lunch we drove a short distance to Helensburgh to visit the famous heritage property known as Hill House. This dates from 1902 and was the work of Glasgow architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The design represents a unique combination of traditional and modern forms. Hill House is now under management of Scotland’s National Trust. The House benefits from extensive gardens and, aided by elevation, superb views over the Firth of Forth.
Hill House, Helensburgh

Hill House, Helensburgh, Scotland

 
Mackintosh Design at Hill House

Mackintosh Design at Hill House, Helensburgh

 
Wind Powered Moving Sculpture by George Rickey

Wind Powered Moving Sculpture by George Rickey at Hill House

 
Relaxation at Hill House Garden

Relaxation at Hill House Garden, Helensburgh

 
Overall, an enjoyable day’s tour aided by warm and sunny weather.
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