Helensburgh Self Catering Accommodation, Argyll

Coach House @ The Glen


Inveraray Jail discount


Loch Katrine Discount
Glengoyne Discount
Bird of Prey Centre Discount
Go Ape Discount

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The local area and beyond:


Helensburgh is known as the Gateway to the Highlands and is ideally situated for exploring the Clyde Sea Lochs and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.  It is also a great jumping-off point for the rest of Argyll and the West Highlands.


The Hill House, Helensburgh - 0.5 mile

Regarded as Charles Rennie Mackintosh's finest domestic creation. Open April to October. The National Trust for Scotland. www.nts.org.uk/property/the-hill-house


The Waverly - 0.5 mile

The last sea-going paddle steamer in the world.  Various excursions from Helensburgh Pier from May - October. www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/


Glenarn Garden, Rhu - 1.5 mile

Open March - September.  www.gardens-of-argyll.co.uk/gardens/glenarn.html 


Geilston Garden, Cardross - 5 miles

Open April to October. The National Trust for Scotland.  www.nts.org.uk/property/geilston-garden


Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park - 2 miles

Adventure activities, bird watching and walking are among the pursuits available. www.lochlomond-trossachs.org

       
Detailed walking routes with maps and photos for the Helensburgh and Loch Lomond area:  
www.walkhighlands.co.uk/lochlomond/drymen.shtml


Seaplane Trips - 5 miles

Take a breathtaking flight in a seaplane over Loch Lomond, the West Coast or Glasgow. www.lochlomondseaplanes.com


Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch - 8 miles

Leisure and shopping destination - Open all year.  Farmers Market 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.  Shopping mall; Sea Life Centre; Bird of Prey Centre; Community Cinema; Maid of the Loch and Balloch Steam Slipway and Bike/Boat hire facilities.  www.lochlomondshores.com


                            Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre - 8 miles

                            Home to 35 birds with over 25 species in a natural woodland location on the edge of Loch Lomond.

                            Open all year. Click on the logo for 25% discount.

                       

Cruises on Loch Lomond - 9 miles (Luss pier)

Various short cruises available on Loch Lomond, departing from various points on the Loch.  Available all year.  www.cruiselochlomond.co.uk


Luss - 9 miles

Conservation village on the banks of Loch Lomond and within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.   

www.lochlomond-trossachs.org


Linn Botanic Gardens, Cove - 15 miles

Open all year.  www.linnbotanicgardens.org.uk


Auchentoshan Whisky Distillery - 17 miles

Distillery tours.  Open all year.  www.auchentoshan.com


                              Glengoyne Whisky Distillery - 20 miles

                                  Distillery tours.  Open all year.  Click on the logo for 10% discount.



Xscape Braehead, Glasgow - 25 miles

Indoor adventure activities including real snow ski slope, ice and rock climbing and an aerial adventure course as well as bowling, cinema, shops, bars and restaurants.  Open all year.  www.intubraeheadleisure.com


                            Go Ape, Aberfoyle - 28 miles

​                                  A tree top adventure, amidst the stunning scenery of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in Aberfoyle.

                                 Open Feb - Nov. Click on the logo for 10% discount


                            The Loch Katrine Experience Boat Trips - 31 miles

                                 Sail across the Loch on the iconic SS Sir Walter Scott or The Lady of the Lake

                                 Open March - Nov. Click on the logo for 20% discount.




Glasgow City Centre - 32 miles

Shops, museums, art galleries...Glasgow has it all.  Direct trains from Helensburgh throughout the day (50 mins).


Fyne Ales - 34 miles

Brewery Tours.  Open all year.  www.fyneales.com


Stirling - 37 miles

Visit Stirling Castle, the centre of art, culture and celebrity in the 16th century (Open all year. www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk) or The National Wallace Monument (Open all year.  www.nationalwallacemonument.com)


Inveraray - 40 miles

Visit Inveraray Castle, the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll (Open April - October; www.inveraray-castle.com)

                            

                            Inveraray Jail -  Inveraray Jail is a living museum where real people portray life in a 19th century prison. Talk to    

                            the prisoners, meet the warder and even sample the punishments. (Open all year).

                            Click on the logo for 20% discount.




Glencoe Ski Centre - 68 miles

Open all year.  Winter - skiing.  Summer - biking, hiking, climbing, archery, chairlift rides and cafe. www.glencoemountain.co.uk


.......and so much more!