Scotland's majestic Pollok House sits among the iconic hills of Pollok Country Park in Glasgow, Scotland. The house was built and designed by William Adam - the famed 17th to 18th century architect known for other such grand houses as Hopetoun House near Edinburgh - in 1752 as the home of the powerful Lower Border family in the Dumfries district; the Maxwell family. The house remained in the family until it was gifted to the City of Glasgow by Dame Maxwell Macdonald in 1966 and is now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland and is open to the public.
The house is renowned for its prestigious spanish collection of paintings by some of Spain's most famous artists, including works by Francisco Goya, El Greco and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. Along with this collection, the house also contains originals by the famed English poet and painter, William Blake, as well as other interesting glass, silverware and porcelain items for visitors to admire. There also features in the old servants quarters two shops and a restaurant for the use of the public.
Outside the stately home, there are magnificent gardens boasting a collection of over 1,000 species of rhododendrons offer a chance at some peace and quiet only three miles from the centre of Glasgow city.