Named after the wife of Sir James Colquhoun, who founded the town in the 18th Century, Helensburgh is a vibrant town with wide tree-lined streets, Victorian architecture and attractive parks and gardens plus a promenade. Paddle steamers come into the pier in the summer months.
Great local shopping, an excellent range of accommodation and fine base for touring Loch Lomond and the Clyde Sea Lochs, and Argyll.
Visit architectural gem The Hill House, renowned as the finest domestic masterpiece of the internationally famous Scots architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Other famous local connections include Henry Bell, originator of the steamship and John Logie Baird, the inventor of television.