Aerial view of Rhu Narrows. Image source: © LuthersVolvo, used with permission.

Discover Helensburgh & Lomond,
the Gateway to Argyll

Welcome to Destination Helensburgh

The home for all things Helensburgh and Lomond, from Visitor Information and an Events Calendar, to our Community pages, with details on neighbourhood organisations and a local business directory. Visit us at our Visitor Information Centre, Gallery and Shop at 28 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh (opposite Tesco).  You can also find out all about our town via the Discover Helensburgh App.

Only 45 minutes by train from Glasgow, and within easy reach of both the west coast and central belt of Scotland, Helensburgh & Lomond is the ideal location for an Autumn day out. Have an adventure on one of the local trails like the John Muir Way and Three Lochs Way or Argyll Sea Kayak Trail – you can even go munro-bagging! Take a boat trip on the Clyde and get up close to the wreck of the Sugar Boat or hire a boat and explore the lovely Loch Goil. Visit the gardens at Glenarn, or explore Geilston Garden and Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House (both National Trust for Scotland). Take a walk along the promenade in Helensburgh and enjoy fish and chips or an ice-cream, and don’t forget to have a browse in our unique shops, or relax in fabulous cafés and restaurants.

Upcoming Events (see more…)


28sep19:00An Evening with ...Helensburgh

28sep19:30Royal Scottish Geographical Society LecturesHelensburgh

29sep12:3014:00Sandwich Series ConcertRhu

29sep20:00Sailing the WorldRhu

29sep20:30Comedy at the ClydeHelensburgh

30sep10:0011:30Beach Clean Helensburgh 2023Helensburgh

30sep10:0016:00Autumn Market in the Square 2023Colquhoun Square

30sep10:30Pet Blessing ServiceHelensburgh

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Download the Discover Helensburgh App to find out all about our town and its fascinating history!

Featuring over 50 places of interest, 8 self-guided trails and family fun activities this is your active travel guide to Helensburgh and its surroundings.

Follow a trail to discover the history behind some key buildings, places and the people who helped to shape Helensburgh into the vibrant place it is today. View the rich selection of historical photographs and images to see how some familiar places once looked.

The type of trails featured range from relatively flat routes along the waterfront through to more challenging routes that cross moorland and high ground. The trails have not been graded, however each trail page includes information on the trail and its terrain to allow you to decide whether or not the trail is suitable for you.

Find out more at the App webpage at the Argyll and Bute Council website, or download the App from Google Play or the Apple App Store.

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