A smart Georgian town to the north of the Firth of Clyde at the mouth of Gare Loch, Helensburgh became a seaside resort in the 18th century and its bathing master, Henry Bell, invented 'The Comet’ - the first-ever sea-going vessel powered by new-fangled steam - to transport visitors down the loch. It is still noted for its sailing, as well as fishing and golf.
The town’s best-known building by far is Hill House, which was designed in 1902 by the art nouveau practitioner Charles Rennie Mackintosh who was also born here. The remarkable structure was commissioned by the publisher Walter Blackie and is regarded as the finest example of Mackintosh’s domestic design. The interior is just as he designed it, down to the last detail.
Mackintosh is not the only great son of Helensburgh. John Logie Baird, creator of television, was also born here in 1888, while the anthropologist Sir James Frazer, author of 'The Golden Bough, went to school here.
Here we try to offer a wide selection from budget to luxury hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfast, B&B accommodation suitable for holidays, vacations or business travellers in Helensburgh or surrounding areas.
Hotels Guest Houses Bed and Breakfast in and around Helensburgh...
Old Luss Road, Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, G84 7BH