The 8 Best Things to Do in Helensburgh, Scotland

Helensburgh (/ˈhɛlənzbrə/; Scottish Gaelic: Baile Eilidh, lit. 'town (or burgh) of Helen') is a town within the Helensburgh and Lomond Area of Argyll and Bute Council, Scotland. It also has its own Community Council. Until local government reorganisation in 1996 Helensburgh was in Dumbarton District and hence also in Strathclyde Region; prior to 1975 it was a small burgh with its own town council within Dunbartonshire. In the Middle Ages it was within the Earldom of Lennox, an area sometimes referred to as The Lennox. It lies on the north shore of the Firth of Clyde and the mouth of the Gareloch is close to the western boundary of the town.

1. Hill House

Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh G84 9AJ, Scotland Sights & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
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4.5 based on 550 reviews

Hill House

Reviewed By PeterLanky - Wigan, United KingdomWigan, United Kingdom

Last minute visit

We visited the day before closing having rearranged our schedule having found out about the closure only a few days earlier. A 'must do' place for any Mackintosh fan, with examples of his work to be seen in every room. Not all rooms are furnished but ther

2. Townhead Farm

Helensburgh G84 7LD, Scotland Sights & Landmarks, Farms
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5 based on 9 reviews

Reviewed By Apickytourist - UKUK

Local produce

Good local produce. Eggs are amazing as are the home made sausages. Definately worth the money. Apparently now take part in the local market where you can purchse their many different produce

3. Kilcreggan Antiques

Shore Road | Princes Terrace, Kilcreggan, Helensburgh G84 0JJ, Scotland Shopping, Antique Stores
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Kilcreggan Antiques

Antiques & Collectables - Owned and operated by Arusha 'Roo' Irvine, BBC Antiques Roadtrip expert and antiques TV expert.

Reviewed By Gerard B - Glasgow, United KingdomGlasgow, United Kingdom

A surprising find on a trip with a visitor.

Roo, the proprietor of this great wee place, was very friendly and welcoming. Her stock is widely-based, pictures, crockery, glassware, some general bric-a-brac. It was a joy to browse and my friend found the very thing she had been looking for, which she

4. Linn Botanic Gardens

Arden Shore Road | Cove, Helensburgh G84 0HJ, Scotland Nature & Parks, Gardens
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3.5 based on 16 reviews

Linn Botanic Gardens

Reviewed By ajm549 - Aberdeen, United KingdomAberdeen, United Kingdom

Exploring the jungle

Not the easiest place to find. Parking very limited. We went on a wild and windy Saturday. In these conditions the paths are quite slippery and the undergrowth gets you very wet. Waterproofs and stout walking shoes recommended. Lots of plants and trees he

5. Helensburgh West Bay Esplanade

Helensburgh G84 8SQ, Scotland Sights & Landmarks, Scenic Walking Areas
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4 based on 15 reviews

Helensburgh West Bay Esplanade

Reviewed By iainatsea - Helensburgh, United KingdomHelensburgh, United Kingdom

Lovely Views Over The Clyde

The esplanade at Helensburgh has been extensively renovated in recent years, so walking along the waterfront is now an easy and pleasurable experience, with lovely views over the River Clyde towards Greenock.

6. Kilcreggan Pier

The Pier, Kilcreggan, Helensburgh, Scotland Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Piers & Boardwalks
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4 based on 39 reviews

Kilcreggan Pier

Reviewed By janicesW7645UY - Saltcoats, United KingdomSaltcoats, United Kingdom

wee visit

on a lovely day this is nice to visitto take a wee walk along iteven when it's windyit's lovely to see the wateru can fish at the end of itdon't know if u will catch anything haha

7. Scottish Submarine Centre

West King Street, Helensburgh G84 8TR, Scotland Museums, Specialty Museums, Military Museums
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4 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By lurulu2017 - Bromsgrove, United KingdomBromsgrove, United Kingdom

Not What We Expected!

The Helensburgh Submarine Centre is a very new attraction and can be difficult to find. House in an old church the Centre holds a midget submarine from World War 2 surrounded by what could be called a 360 degrees film screen. Over 30 projectors present th

3a East King Street, Helensburgh G84 7QQ, Scotland Shopping, Museums, Art Galleries
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4 based on 2 reviews

Oak Tree Gallery

The Oak Tree Gallery is a lively art and crafts hub with a permanent exhibition of original artworks and prints for sale, the Crafters' Corner shop showcasing the work of over 20 local artisans and a wide variety of classes, workshops and courses. Entrance is free and we are child and pet-friendly. The main Gallery is up a flight of stairs, though there are works on display on the ground floor.

Reviewed By Lenin P - Rhu, United KingdomRhu, United Kingdom

Something a bit different.

Part-gallery, part-craft shop, part picture-framers, this establishment is run by the owner of the former Acorn Art.Not full of model kits or art materials as was her previous outlet, but the standard of picture-framing remains top-notch.

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