We are very excited to be heading to Helensburgh to seek out The Ghosts of The Real Hill House! Forget fiction this place has it’s very own ghost stories…..
The Ghosts of The Real Hill House
Whilst the building is fairly modern in its design do not be fooled as there have been many ghostly sightings. With tales of a ghostly gardener sharpening his tools and sightings of persons unknown who should not be present in the house it makes for a good start for a ghost hunt. Current staff report of feelings of unease in the library where some are uncomfortable to go and sightings of children in what was the nursery. Then with all the changes in the recent building work on the outer box this may have stirred up the spirits. So we think it deserves a ghost hunt!
Saturday 30th November
7pm to midnight
(Over 18s only, not suitable for pregnant ladies or wheelchairs)
History of The Hill House
The Hill House is considered to be Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s domestic masterpiece. Working to a commission from Glasgow book publisher Walter Blackie, up-and-coming architect Mackintosh and his wife Margaret created almost everything you see here, from the building itself to the furniture and textiles. A home to the Blackie family for nearly 50 years, the Hill House has fascinating stories waiting to be discovered.
The Box at Hill House
To protect the Hill House, they have embarked on a pioneering conservation programme. The first stage has seen the construction of the Hill House Box, a protective steel frame structure covered in a chainmail mesh designed to protect the house from the rain. This will allow the walls to dry and prevent further damage.