Destination guide

Friendly Helensburgh will entice you

Enjoy the monuments and other features of Helensburgh. This welcoming city is known for its gardens, golfing and bars. Benmore Botanic Garden and Paisley Abbey are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Helensburgh

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Helensburgh a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Loch Lomond Golf Club (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Cowal Golf Club (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Xscape Braehead (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Helensburgh

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Helensburgh is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Benmore Botanic Garden (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Lyle Hill (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Loch Long (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Lunderston Bay (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Loch Lomond (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Inchailloch (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Helensburgh

The nearest airport is in Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.), located 15.1 mi (24.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick), which is 34.6 mi (55.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Helensburgh Central Station, Helensburgh Upper Station and Craigendoran Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Helensburgh?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 305 holiday lettings around Helensburgh. From 164 cabins to 63 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Helensburgh?

If you are seeking some time out from city life, then listen up! Leave all that stressful noise behind and delight in the sweet sounds of the countryside. HomeAway has 52 rural holiday properties in this destination. Want to give something else a go? See if any of our other properties catch your eye. Our options for this destination include:

  • 37 mountainside holiday accommodation options.
  • 36 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 34 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Helensburgh?

Say goodbye to standard, cookie-cutter chain-hotel rooms. Our house holiday rentals offer a personal touch — and all the space you could need! There are 113 houses currently on HomeAway. Prices begin at £60 per night. If that doesn't agree with your posse's taste, we have a range of other self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • Cottage: 96 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £45 per night.
  • Apartment: 71 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £65 per night.
  • Hotel: 20 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £57 per night.

Can I stay in Helensburgh in a large group?

Holidays spent with your favourite people can be stacks of fun, especially when you're under the one roof somewhere new! If you're travelling with a big group, HomeAway can help out. At the moment, house holiday rentals are the latest thing for large groups of visitors here, and we have 25 available on our database. Properties around the area that are just right for bigger groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we offer 127 rental properties ideal for that size. Book a night for as little as £65.
  • If you have 8 in your party, you'll be thrilled to find out that there are 47 rental properties perfect. The starting price is £98 per night.
  • Seeking out rental properties suitable for 5 guests? You'll be pleased to find out we have 30 that'll be ideal. You can bag one for as little as £62 per night.

You and your crew will be well looked after when you organise your Helensburgh adventure through us!