Helensburgh is a seaside town of 14,000 on the north shore of the Firth of Clyde, a convenient base for adventures on the
West Coast of Scotland.
The town is 20 miles west of Glasgow, five miles from Loch Lomond, close to Glasgow Airport, on the
West Coast railway line from Glasgow to Oban and Mallaig.
The sheltered waters of the Firth of Clyde offer excellent sailing
from windsurf boards to 40 foot yachts.
There is a scheduled ferry service from Helensburgh Pier to Kilcreggan on the Rosneath Penisula and Gourock for those interested
in a more leisurely experience on the Clyde.
Walking can mean a leisurely stroll along the promenade or a wide variety of hill walking
and climbing in the spectacular Highlands just north of the town.
Helensburgh is on the doorstep of Scotland's first National Park - Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. The Park offers a wide variety of
recreational experiences including boat trips and seaplane rides
The Hill House, Charles Rennie MacIntosh's masterpiece, is the best known building but the town has examples of work by other
Helensburgh is a summer port of call for the Waverley, the world's last sea-going paddle steamer. Take a trip "Doon the Water" to Dunoon and on to Loch Long and Loch