Pollok House

Pollok House

Pollok House is the ancestral home of the Maxwell family, located in Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, Scotland.

The house - built in 1752 and designed by William Adam - is considered to be one of the most elegant family homes in Glasgow. It was gifted to the City of Glasgow in 1966 by Mrs Anne Maxwell Macdonald, her family had owned the estate for almost 700 years. It is now managed by the National Trust for Scotland and is open to the public.

Displayed within the Pollok House is the finest private collection of Spanish paintings within the UK, including works by El Greco, Francisco Goya and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. There are also paintings by William Blake, as well as glass, silverware, porcelain and antique furniture. One of the most interesting parts of the house are the servants' quarters downstairs, and there is a good tearoom in the old kitchens.

The house also has a beautifully kept garden, including a collection of over 1,000 species of rhododendrons.

External links

* [http://www.glasgowpanorama.co.uk/glasgowpanorama/tourist_attractions/museums_&_art_galleries/museums_&_art_galleries.php Glasgow Museums & Art Galleries]
* [http://www.nts.org.uk/web/site/home/visit/places/Property.asp?PropID=10050&NavPage=10050&NavId=5117 National Trust for Scotland details]
* [http://www.inglasgow.com/inglaig/gallery.asp?categoryid=93 Photographs of Pollok house In Glasgow]
* [http://www.phas.org.uk Pollok House Arts Society]

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