Argyll & Bute | Town | ★★


Bordering the north bank of the Firth of Clyde, Helensburgh is an attractive seaside resort with a small but busy centre and beautiful cherry blossom-lined suburban streets in springtime. The town grew up as a wealthy commuter base for dirty Glasgow in Victorian times, and still has good transport links to Scotland's largest city - though it's recently lost the ferry service to Gourock across the Clyde, leaving behind a conspicuously empty pier. Away from the coast at the top of town, Hill House is something of a pilgrimage site for fans of Glasgow designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

[Hill House]

Location & info

📌 Helensburgh ★★
Argyll & Bute, G.R.: NS 297824 ///later.aunts.fully

🚶 Hill House is quite a long uphill walk from the grid-plan town centre.
🚆🚌 Helensburgh isn't on the usual tourist trail, but it's very accessible. Trains call from Glasgow, and there's a second station on the West Highland line towards Oban and Fort William). There are also local buses.

See & do (<1 mi away)

>> Hill House ★★★

Nearby (1-3 mi away)

>> Walk: Ardmore Point's birds & bays ★★★ (3 mi ↓)

[Helensburgh from the town pier]

[Ardmore Point (4/1/16)]


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