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Discover Helensburgh & Lomond,
the Gateway to Argyll

Only 45 minutes by train from Glasgow, and within easy reach of both the west coast and central belt of Scotland, Helensburgh is the ideal location for a day out. Browse in unique independent shops and galleries, dine in award-winning restaurants and cafés, then relax in a boutique hotel or B&B. Visit the internationally renowned Hill House by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Or get outdoors – you can enjoy a wander along our seafront promenade, or if you are feeling more adventurous, head out on the John Muir Way or Three Lochs Way!

Enjoy fabulous gardens at Glenarn and Geilston and our beautiful tree-lined streets – we are known as the Garden City of the Clyde!

There are lots of events on throughout the year including concerts, lectures, film shows, and so much more – see our What’s On Calendar for all the latest events. You can also find out all about our town via the Discover Helensburgh App.

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06febAll Day30junAnderson Trust ExhibitionHelensburgh

13jun19:00Sugar Boat Cooks...Helensburgh

14jun15:0017:00Yoga and Sound Bath at Rhu Hall Edible GardenRhu

14jun15:3017:00Drumfork Nursery Summer FeteHelensburgh

14jun17:0019:00Film Screening at Cove ParkCove Park

14jun18:0019:00Cameron House Silent DiscoLoch Lomond

14jun19:45Quiz Night at Gibson HallGarelochhead

15junAll DayRun Loch LomondBalloch

15junAll Day16Boat Trips from Rhu MarinaRhu

15jun10:0011:30Beach Cleans HelensburghHelensburgh

15jun10:0012:00Coffee Morning at The BridgeHelensburgh

15jun10:0016:00Saturday Studio at Cove ParkCove Park

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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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Remember to #ShopLocal – Helensburgh has lots of fabulous independent shops and eateries for you to enjoy!

About 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 Gift Shop at 28 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh (opposite Tesco).  You can also find out all about our town via the Discover Helensburgh App.

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