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West Clyde Street in Helensburgh
Unfortunatly, my camera battery died on me. i was only able to take pictures of the bakery where i bought my scones. i did however borrowed pics on the internet for now til i develop the disposible camera. this was a quint town. reminds me of santa barbara, ca.  i was able to walk the entire city in 1hr.  i was killing time waiting of my bf. we planned to meet here and go to stirling on the train together.

The town offers a range of shopping to suit most tastes and needs, and some very nice architecture. The highlight is The Hill House. This was completed in 1904 for the Glasgow publisher Walter Blackie and designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.  Today it is in the care of the National Trust for Scotland.

The west end of Helensburgh almost merges into the settlement of Rhu, which is one of the main yachting centres on the Clyde estuary.
Colquhoun Square in Helensburgh town centre
Here you find the lifeboat and coastguard stations. It is also the location of an annual New Year's swim in the Clyde.

Helensburgh is an interesting place, attractive in its own right and an ideal touring base for much of west central Scotland. Yet it combines this with exceptionally good road and public transport links into Glasgow that make it equally good for those who prefer the city to the country.

The seafront has an indoor swimming pool, an esplanade walk and yachting facilities including the nearby marina at Rhu.[3] The streets are built on a gentle slope rising to the north east, and at the brow of the hill a golf club has views looking south out over the town to the Clyde, and to the north across nearby Loch Lomond to the Trossachs hills.[4]

A regular passenger ferry service runs from Helensburgh pier to Kilcreggan and Gourock, usually on the historic ferry Kenilworth; Craigendoran pier fell into disuse in the late 20th Century. The paddle steamer Waverley calls in to Helensburgh pier during summer sailings.

House prices are among the highest prices in Scotland.
TRE69 says:
How long was the trip to Helensburgh from Edinburgh? Would like to see the New Year's swim since I'll be un Scotland for Hogmanay!
Posted on: Oct 31, 2007
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West Clyde Street in Helensburgh
West Clyde Street in Helensburgh
Colquhoun Square in Helensburgh to…
Colquhoun Square in Helensburgh t…
A view of Helensburgh, Argyll and …
A view of Helensburgh, Argyll and…
View Across the Clyde
View Across the Clyde
Helensburgh Seafront
Helensburgh Seafront
i am such a chocolate freak
i am such a chocolate freak
nothing like homemade sweets
nothing like homemade sweets
look out krispe cream
look out krispe cream
hmmmmmm scones second self
hmmmmmm scones second self
the bread is amazing
the bread is amazing
helensburgh
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