The peaceful shore town of Helensburgh is just a short drive away from Hollybank House and Hollybank Lodge on Loch Lomond. Named one of Scotland’s top 10 seaside towns in 2019, Helensburgh is the perfect place for visitors looking for a relaxing day with activities such as golf, sailing, cycling, eating and drinking.

With a slower pace of life, it is blissfully breezy with a sense of calm and serenity. Full of small independent coffee shops and boutiques, the people of Helensburgh are very supportive of local businesses, which is why the town itself has an instantly friendly vibe.

Helensburgh is also home to the famous Hill House designed by Charles Rennie MacIntosh and considered to be his domestic masterpiece. Open to the public if you love architecture and art nouveau design it is an attraction not to be missed.

Another stop on the list to visit is the Linn Gardens in Cove by Helensburgh, which is a treasure trove of flowers and plants from around the globe. Guided tours of the garden can also be arranged for organised parties when contacting directly.

Although it might not be the biggest of towns, the selection of bars, cafes and restaurants is excellent and we recommend taking a leisurely stroll along the promenade after a good hearty meal.

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