The 10 Best Things to Do in Helensburgh, United Kingdom (UK)

March 15, 2018 Jacquiline Darosa

Helensburgh (/ˈhɛlənzbrə/; Scottish Gaelic: Baile Eilidh, lit. 'town (or burgh) of Helen') is a town within the Helensburgh and Lomond Area of Argyll and Bute Council, Scotland. It also has its own Community Council. Until local government reorganisation in 1996 Helensburgh was in Dumbarton District and hence also in Strathclyde Region; prior to 1975 it was a small burgh with its own town council within Dunbartonshire. In the Middle Ages it was within the Earldom of Lennox, an area sometimes referred to as The Lennox. It lies on the north shore of the Firth of Clyde and the mouth of the Gareloch is close to the western boundary of the town.
Restaurants in Helensburgh

1. Hill House

Upper Colquhoun Street | Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 9AG, Scotland +44 1436 673900
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 511 reviews

Hill House

Reviewed By garyp281 - New York City, New York

For Architects and aficionado's alike: Charles Rennie Mackintosh's seminal work: Hill House, built in a small waterside country village about 40 minutes from the center of the city is a must see when visiting. The house fits into it's late 19c suburban neighborhood like a beacon to the future - the exteriors are compositionally beautiful, the interior spaces flow room after room, on several floors, in the most interesting way - with inventive details that create their own language...it's like no other house, and so influential to Architects that followed after.

2. Kilcreggan Pier

The Pier, Kilcreggan, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh, Scotland +44 1436 842476
Excellent
38%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 36 reviews

Kilcreggan Pier

Reviewed By Scottish_Rocket - England, United Kingdom

Not much has changed with the pier since I was a kid (in the 1960's). We used to live round the corner in Cove and would often drive to Kilcreggan and take the local ferry or even the Waverley just for a trip. Those were the days and nice to see some of the characteristics of the pier haven't changed in 50 odd years!

3. Lyle Hill

156 Lyle Road, Greenock PA16 7AP, Scotland
Excellent
75%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 263 reviews

Lyle Hill

Reviewed By prim0rdial - Greenock, United Kingdom

Stunning panoramic views over the river Clyde from this unique location. Take in picturesque sunsets, the Mountains of Arran, the Clyde sea lochs, Ben Lomond and beyond. If you’re visiting Greenock on a cruise there’s no need to travel to Loch Lomond or Glasgow, Inverclyde has many beautiful walks and places to visit. The only bad thing about this view is that it’s frequetly blighted by the heinous and abominable trident submarines travelling to and from thei base. The British government has decided that the population of this area are worthwhile colartetal damage in the event of an attack or nuclear accident.

4. Scotland's Wild Tours

Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 101 reviews

Scotland's Wild Tours

We provide 5 Star, Extra Small Group, Active Sightseeing Tours around Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Tours for up to 8 visitors, ensuring an inclusive and personable experience Departing from with the National park See and walk the best bits of 720 square miles Active Sightseeing, or as we like to call it, #Sightdoing We get out and walk the beautiful scenery we are seeing

Reviewed By ananke2 - Central Poland, Poland

A really well planned trip by the profesional guide. A schedule was presented at the beginning of the trip.
John was fully prepared for any circumstances ( water, water proof clothes, cookies, etc)
He was very nice and caring, he had big knowledge of the history of Scotland, patiently answered milions of our guestions. Even though the wether
was rainy and unpleasant ( typically scottish) the time passed quickly.
On the whole the trip was really successful and we can recommend it to everybody.
If you are not prepared for the trip John always is.
Karolina, Edyta, Ewelina from Poland

5. Auchentullich Farm Shop

Auchentullich Farm, Arden, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Alexandria G83 8RF, Scotland +44 1389 850240
Excellent
83%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

Auchentullich Farm Shop

We are a small family run dairy farm on the banks of Loch Lomond, promoting fresh local Scottish produce. We have a range of locally supplied meat, veg and condiments to suit all you foodies out there. Opening Hours: 7 days a week, 10am-6pm.

Reviewed By lobstermadboy - Plymouth

Great local meat, hand made ice cream and milk from the herd on site. Proper non-homogenised although still pasteurised. In fact, so old school that my accompanying teenagers refused to drink it as they are not used to cream on the top of milk and refused to believe that it hadn't "gone off". But they are the sort of teenagers who don't understand how I accessed facebook before we had mobile phones.....

6. The Tower Digital Arts Centre

83 Sinclair Street, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8TR, Scotland +44 1436 820369
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 67 reviews

The Tower Digital Arts Centre

The Tower Digital Arts Centre is a local charity managed by volunteers. The centre hosts arts events ranging from ballet productions to comedy nights, jazz Concerts to orchestral performance. The centre is a digital capture centre and hosts a production centre, and full apple digital training centre and theatre and dance training and rehearsal rooms. After the closure of the towns local cinema 47 years ago The Tower has relaunched digital cinema in Helensburgh with two new screens and digital projection. The cinema screen the latest films seven days a week.

Reviewed By Angela L - Berkhamsted

This cinema was an unexpected find. The staff were very helpful and delivered our 'goodies' to our seats! Very up to date films. A good experience.

7. The Creggans

Shore Road | Princes Terrace, Kilcreggan, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 0JJ, Scotland +44 1436 842700
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

The Creggans

Reviewed By Richard P - Helensburgh, United Kingdom

Smashing friendly bar with plenty variety of drinks, tons of whisky and a clientele which do the area proud.
Proprietor is a lovely guy and happy to chat away and get the rounds in, he's passionate about his business and customers love him.
I've just moved to the area and I'm actually proud to call it "my local" the other people enjoying the premises were not just locals but quite a lot of far travelled revellers which in itself says a lot.
Highly recommended.

8. TreeZone Loch Lomond Shores

Loch Lomond Shores Ben Lomond Way | The Cabin, Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8QL, Scotland
Excellent
96%
Good
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5 based on 99 reviews

TreeZone Loch Lomond Shores

Treezone is a fun, action packed Aerial Adventure course on the bonny banks of Loch Lomond, one of Scotland's most spectacular visitor destinations. You will balance on beams dangle from vines and zip through the trees surrounded by wildlife. This adventure is suitable for adventurers from 7 years old and upwards, with a minimum height restriction of 110cm. Prepare for the ultimate high wire forest adventure!

Reviewed By Natasha M

We have just completed this and myself, my partner and our friends had a great time! From entering Viv was so friendly and a good laugh, one of my acrylics broke doing my harness and Viv came to the rescue with a file then Fiona managed to save my nail ! Thanks girls. Through the adventure Viv was so supportive and without her myself and my friend would have gave up! We all had a laugh and would go back again !

9. The Carrick Spa

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Alexandria G83 8RE, Scotland +44 1389 727647
Excellent
54%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 316 reviews

The Carrick Spa

Reviewed By linda m - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Had a great relaxing day with my daughter, spa facilities are excellent outside jacuzzi with stunning scenery is the highlight of the visit, had a lovely lunch and a great back massage all the staff are very helpful and friendly and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a special treat .

10. McLean Museum

15 Kelly Street, Greenock PA16 8JX, Scotland +44 1475 715624
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

McLean Museum

Reviewed By TravelFun24 - London, United Kingdom

Pls can tripadvisor change this title to say shut until Autumn 2018... went to try & visit this attraction & it looks like it would be very interesting... however it is shut through to Autumn 2018!!

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