Are you a lover of architecture and/or history? If so, make sure to spend your day off exploring Holmwood House in Glasgow. Built in what was at one point the village of Cathcart, around 1857 for the local businessman James Couper. This fantastic house is so exceptional, because, it was designed and built by one of Glasgow’s most famous architects, Alexander “Greek” Thomson. Some people often regard him as the cities second architect, after Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
How do I get to Holmwood House from Glasgow City Centre?
This beautiful family home takes inspiration from different aspects of Greek architecture, with some of the aspects and decorations within the house, replicating those in Greek Temples. The building was opened to the public in 1998, after a turbulent story of attempts to knock the building for flats. Admission to the building is priced at £8.50 for adults and £6 for concessions. The house is open from 26th of June to 31st of October on Saturdays and Sundays, from 12pm to 5pm. So what are you waiting for? Make the most of your day off and see the fantastic architecture at Holmwood House in Glasgow!
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