See and Do (in brief)

If you wish to visit Scotland there’s plenty to do in and around  Rhu and Helensburgh! Near to hand are:


The Hill House

The Hill House

  • Hill House – High on a hill in Helensburgh, overlooking the River Clyde, sits the Hill House – universally regarded as Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic creation.
  • Glenarn GardensGlenarnis a private garden near us in Rhu largely created and originally made famous for its collection of species rhododendrons.

    Glenarn Gardens in Rhu

    Glenarn Gardens, Rhu

  • Golf CoursesHelensburgh, Loch Lomond Golf Course and the Carrick Golf Course and Spa.
  • Balloch – Country Park. Loch Lomond Shores – Aquarium, Shopping, National Park Gateway Centre, Maid of the Loch.
  • Luss – pretty estate village famous for its lovely floral displays.
  • Fishing – Coarse and game fishing on Loch Lomond & the Fruin, Leven & Endrick.
  • Birdwatching – Plenty birdwatching opportunities, with the nearest RSPB reserve at Lochwinnoch.

Within half an hour:

Within an hour

Hiking and Hillwalking

  • Helensburgh is within easy reach of many of the more southern Munros including Ben Lomond. Nearby are the craggy Arrochar Alps which include the Corbett, The Cobbler, great for all keen hillwalkers.  Bigger challenges such as Ben More, Ben Lui, Ben Cruachan and the Glencoe tops are only an hour or so away. There is also the Three Lochs Way, which passes through Helensburgh.