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IN AND AROUND

HELENSBURGH GUIDE

November / December 2020

Your complete guide to Helensburgh, the Clyde Sea Lochs and Loch Lomond area  | Helensburgh | Rhu | Garelochhead & Rosneath Peninsula | Luss | Arrochar & Tarbet | Cardross | Dumbarton & Clydebank |


â– All Christmas Lights Photos in this issue are by Tom Watt


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elensburgh is once again ready to extend a warm festive welcome to both residents and visitors alike, thanks to a group of volunteers known as the “Helensburgh Elves” who work very hard to provide a spectacular display of Christmas lights throughout the town, all funded by donations from residents and local businesses. The elves hope you enjoy an uplift from the Christmas lights when you come into town and support the local shops, restaurants and cafes. The elves are grateful to Luss Estates for the donation of the Christmas tree in Colquhoun Square, a great photo opportunity when darkness falls. 2020 has been a hard year for all communities

but Helensburgh is delighted that Santa’s elves, who all live and work in the town, have, for the tenth consecutive year, taken time out to dress the town in its Christmas finery and add a special magic from mid November to early January. Santa is particularly proud of his elves and the good folk of Helensburgh this year because of their determination to show that Covid-19 has not cancelled Christmas in this very special small town. Currently the elves are enjoying a break after all their hard work climbing all those lampposts and are putting their feet up in the grotto for a while until they need to help Santa, everyone’s favourite key worker, to deliver all those parcels on Christmas Eve.

The elves not only provide all the lights but raise the funds to pay all the costs of installation and removal and they have been heartened by the response so far to this year’s fundraising appeal, but have a way to go yet to cover all their bills for the 2020 display. If you would like to support them by making a donation you can do it in a number of ways. Hand in your donation to the Terrace café in the square, where you will find Santa’s “Elfare” unit. Pay direct to the bank account, Helensburgh Festive Lights at RBS sort code 832303 account number 00624980 Text minimum of £5 to Xmas70490

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An elegant town, with streets laid out in a grid pattern many of which are tree-lined, the most notable ones with Japanese Cherry.

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ELENSBURGH is approximately 20 miles north west of Glasgow. Sir James Colquhoun designed the town in 1780 and named it after his wife Helen.

Helensburgh has an outstanding collection of houses designed by famous architects including Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Leiper and Honeyman. Mackintosh’s Hill House is the most well known and sits high above the Clyde commanding fine views over the estuary. Other famous local connections include Henry Bell who pioneered the steamship “Comet”, whose maiden voyage was from Helensburgh to Greenock. The original fly-wheel memorial can be seen on the east seafront esplanade. John Logie Baird, the inventor of television was born here, and a memorial to him can be found on the seafront. As well as being steeped in history and culture, Helensburgh is now rated as one of Scotlands best “Foodie” destinations where dining delights of all genres can be found in plentiful supply

THE SCANDINAVIAN SHOP

07748541720 www.scandinavianshop.co.uk Interesting gifts, jewellery, cards and unique household accessories with a Nordic twist. The Scandinavian Shop has been delighting Helensburgh for many years with its collections of products from around Scandinavia as well as Scottish products and is well worth a viit at all times of the year for gifts, souvenirs or just a special treat for yourself.

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SONI SPICE

01436 676746 Award winning Indian food delivered to your location or collected from their premises in Helensburgh. Freshly prepared to order, the chef is widely known for his great authentic regional dishes and amazing flavours. Also on the Just Eat delivery app. Open six days.

COMMODORE

01436 676924 The Commodore is a Vintage Inns country pub oozing charm character. Its seafront position provides the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines. Enjoy the sea front beer garden.

THE RUBY 01436 674080

One of Helensburgh’s oldest and best loved Chinese restaurants. The Ruby offers a wide range of freshly prepared Cantonese and Peking cuisine served in in a delightfully refurbished upstairs restaurant with stunning sea views, especially at night.

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HELENSBURGH HERITAGE TRUST

01436 675484 www.Helensburgh-heritage.co.uk The Trust can arrange guided tours through the town centre which has an interesting history and some fascinating architecture and monuments including Henry Bell and the famous steamship Comet. John Logie Baird, inventor of television was born here.

RIVA

01436 677796 www.rivahelensburgh.co.uk Helensburgh’s new Italian themed restaurant and bar offers a partnership between classic Italian flavours and strong Mediterranean influences matched with carefully crafted cocktails and wonderful Italian wines. Wine Tastings, Aperitivo Nights & Theme Nights.

LA JUPE

01436 268819 La Jupe is one of Helensburgh’s new and exciting venues. A nod to the little backstreet Paris wine bars the vibe in La Jupe is relaxed and friendly with a wine list to envy and food to delight. Try their wonderful range of assiettes matched with one of their superb wines to get a real taste of France.

HELENSBURGH GOLF CLUB

01436 675505 www.helensburghgolfclub.co.uk Fancy golf while visiting Helensburgh? A warm welcome awaits you at Helensburgh GC with a fabulous moorland 18 hole course suitable for all levels. To check availability & to book simply contact Fraser at the pro shop who will be glad to assist.

THE MACKINTOSH CLUB

01436 674375 www.mackintosh.club Designed in 1894 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, his first complete commission, Mackintosh Club at 40 Sinclair Street, is Helensburgh’s Creative Hub for Architecture, Art, Design and Music. A Gallery and Arts Venue that celebrate the’ Glasgow Four’ with both permanent and visiting exhibitions. Pop Up Events, Music and Art Workshops.

SCOTTISH SUBMARINE MUSEUM

01436 645006 www.scottishsubmarine. com The Scottish Submarine Centre pays tribute to the Royal Navy’s submarine service with a Cold War mini submarine, historical displays and images. Opening times listed as Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

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Places of note 1 The Hill House 12 Golf Course Upper Station 2 13 Victoria Hall 3 Hermitage Park 14 Rugby & Cricket Club Central Station 4 15 Submarine Centre & 5 Henry Bell Monument 15 Tower Cinema 6 John Logie Baird Bust 16 HighGreen Bowling Club 7 Mackintosk Club 17 Colgrain Bowling Club 8 Pier 18 Craignedoran Station 9 Comet Flywheel 19 Kidston Park 10 East King Street Park 20 Helensburgh Sailing Club 11 Swimming Pool and Gym 21 Helensburgh Ibrary 12 Outdoor Museum

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Parking 1 Kidston Park, 62 spaces, FREE 552 spaces, part pay & Display, bottom section FREE, 2 Pier, disabled spaces Sq, 82 spaces, pay & display, two hours FREE, 3 Colquhoun disabled spaces 4 Hermitage Park/Victoria Hall 28 spaces, disabled spaces 5 Central Station, 86 spaces, disabled spaces 6 Maitland St, 32 spaces, disabled spaces, FREE 7 Maitland St, on-street parking, restricted to two hours, FREE office parking, public use available Monday-Friday 8 Council evenings and weekends, FREE

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On-street parking restricted to one or two hours, look out for notices with specific details for each area. Be careful to park within studded spaces.

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ROWAN GALLERY

01436 670721 www.rowangallery.com The Rowan Gallery is located on the western end of Helensburgh’s sea front and features regular exhibitions and work from some of Scotland’s finest contemporary artists including Alison Cowan and Gordon Wilson. The gallery is a warm and welcoming space where you can take time to browse with helpful and knowledgeable advice on hand should you require it. The gallery is the perfect place to find a truly unique gift and the owners will arrange shipping to all destinations.

ANNAYAS

01436 – 670001 Multi award wiining Indian cuisine with a wide and varied menu to suit all tastes including a daily Specials Menu specialising in authentic regional favourites of the chef. Annayas has been raved about since opening in Helensburgh and has won numerous awards including Restaurant of the Year (South West) at the Scottish Curry Awards. A must visit for all the family.

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THE HILL HOUSE

08444 932208 www.nts.org.uk Since it was built, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s 1904 domestic masterpiece the Hill House in Helensburgh has been absorbing the rain, putting the building and its unique interiors at risk. To protect the Hill House, The National Trust for Scotland has embarked on a pioneering conservation programme. The first stage has seen the construction of the Hill House Box, a protective steel frame wrapped in the world’s largest chainmail structure, to protect the house from the rain. The semi-permanent enclosure will provide shelter to The Hill House, letting it dry out allowing further conservation work. As well as protecting the building from the weather, the ‘Box’ will give visitors the chance to get a new perspective on the Hill House from elevated walkways looping around the building, and see conservation work in action.

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SUGAR BOAT

01436 647552 www.sugarboat.co.uk Recently awarded an AA Award as Scotland’s Best Restaurant, this welcoming and highly acclaimed bistro, bar and café on Colquhoun Sq in the heart of Helensburgh serves breakfast and morning coofee from 9am each morning, continuing with lunch, afternoon cream teas and a seasonally inspired a la carte menu in the evening. The bar offers an extensive selection of Scottish gins and whiskies as well as local craft beers.

ANNE OF LOUDOUNVILLE JEWELLERS

01436 671575 www.anneofloudounville.com Anne of Loudounville Jewellers situated in Colquhoun Square offers an eclectic range of fine gold and silver jewellery. Stunning collections from leading Scottish designers Sheila Fleet and Ortak are showcased beside exceptional diamonds, carefully selected precious coloured stones, engagement and wedding rings, pearls and more. Moorcroft pottery is a speciality too. Anne and Morag look forward to welcoming you to their beautiful boutique store.

MASALA TWIST

01436 676665 www.masalatwist.co.uk Sumptuous Indian cuisine with a mixture of both classic Indian dishes and others using the best local produce such as venison and haggis. A popular restaurant serving great food in warm, friendly surroundings.

HELENSBURGH OUTDOOR MUSEUM

Helensburgh’s Colquhoun Square is host to the award winning Outdoor Museum which takes advantage of the fact that over one hundred granite bollards have been placed around the Square. So far around 15 plinths now have artefacts or artworks on them Those on display to date are a very diverse collection and include a puppet’s head used by John Logie Baird in his first television experiments, the ship’s bell from Henry Bell’s paddle steamer “Comet”, miniature shoes and butter pats (for shaping butter). The plinths themselves have been engraved with both a description of the items and QR codes which to scan for more information.

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EDEN CHILDREN’S CLOTHING 01436 67701 www.edenhelensburgh.com Eden is a delightful space full of beautiful outfits and gifts for the little people in your life. Specialising in ethical, organic and Fairtrade garments, Eden stocks great names such as Kite, Lanka Kade, Little Green Radicals, Rachel Ellen Designs and more. There is a lovely selection of children’s gifts, perfect for birthdays and parties!

TWEEDIE 07904 111397 www.tweedieshop.com Tweedie presents a collection of unique tweed and leather gifts and accessories, created by a small group of design led British brands, hand-picked for the Tweedie shop in Helensburgh. The shop features the most comprehensive offering from the award-winning Leather Guild Design Studio, also based in Helensburgh. Visit Tweedie for unique gifts & accessories made from rare Islay tweed and leather


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PADRONE PIZZA 01436 – 674252 Padrone combines freshly prepared artisan pizza with a state-of-the-art real wood fired pizza oven that produces the best pizza this side of Milan. Choose from a wide range of fresh, local ingredients or classic favourites or combine with a home-made pasta dish.

LA BARCA

01436 268518 www.labarcahelensburgh.co.uk Multiple award winning restuarant, La Barca is a beautiful, authentic Spanish Tapas restaurant serving a wide variety of freshly prepared dishes made using the finest local produce.

CATTLE & CREEL

01436 269278 Sumptious seafood and prime aged steaks is what makes cattle & Creel such a hit! This seafood and steak restaurant offers incredible locally sourced food and fine wines. The open plan cooking area offers diners a real theatrical experience.

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Lights Fantastic

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Three Lochs Way

Top 10 Highlights

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Stoneymollan Road, a delightful ancient route linking Balloch and Cardross

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The stunning view over Loch Lomond when you cross the Highland Boundary Fault at Goukhill Muir.

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Helensburgh’s beautiful tree lined streets, especially colourful in Spring and Autumn.

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Charles Rennie Macintosh’s elegant domestic architectural masterpiece, “The Hill House”.

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Peaceful Glen Fruin (but not in 1603 when 300 MacGregors routed a much larger force of Colquhouns in a major clan battle at the head of the glen).

6 Great views north of Garelochhead over

Loch Long to the knobbly skyline of ‘Argyll’s Bowling Green’ and the ‘Arrochar Alps’.

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The craggy ‘Cobbler’, the area’s finest mountain and a must climb ‘Corbet’.

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Delightful Glen Loin Woodlands, Site of Special Scientific Interest and home to red squirrels.

9 The impressive Sloy hydro electricity

installations, built at the end of WWII with help from German POWs.

10 A traverse of the fine Munro, Ben Vorlich,

from Loch Sloy over to Ardlui makes a great way to top off your Three Lochs Way experience.

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he Three Lochs Way is one of Scotland’s “Great Trails” which means that it is properly waymarked throughout and navigational information is readily available.

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are gradually replaced by the scenic drama of mountain, crag and loch as the route crosses the Highland Boundary Fault and heads towards the mountains of the Southern Highlands.

Rarely rising above 250 metres, the route’s 55 kilometres (34 miles) can easily be walked in three to four days and with the West Highland railway line never far away, it also offers plenty of options for shorter day walks. Total ascent is approximately 1,500 metres.

Loch Lomond, the Gareloch and Loch Long are recurrent scenic backdrops along a route which charts a fascinating journey through place and time linking a necklace of coastal communities strung along the Clyde Sea Lochs fringe of Scotland’s first national park.

Three Lochs Way

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As the Three Lochs Way heads north and west from its starting point in Balloch, gentle landscapes

An illustrated guidebook packed with informatio n can be purchased on the Three Lochs Way website at www.threelochsway.co.u k/

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F golf is your game then there's no better place to test your skills than on one or more of the fantastic golf courses in and around the Helensburgh area. There are a variety of excellent courses ranging in difficulty many of them of championship quality. One thing that is constant, however, is the warm welcome that awaits you wherever you choose to play. Check out our selection of courses below and call in advance to arrange your round. Most will be able to arrange club hire as well as after round dining and drnks. There are also numerous less challenging nine hole courses in the area, ask your accommodation provider to recommend one close to where you are staying. And once you have enjoyed the local courses not so far away you will find Golf at the Carrick and the Vale of Leven and Dumbarton Golf Clubs.

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CARDROSS GOLF CLUB

01389 841754 www.cardross.com Located close to Helensburgh and Loch Lomond this course boasts generous undulating fairways and large delicious trees are features of of this golf course and it tends to play longer than the yardage suggests. Cardross has played host to many championships including the Scottish professional championship in 1992. The club has a welcoming clubhouse, excellent catering and a well stocked pro shop.

HELENSBURGH GOLF CLUB

01436 675505 www.helensburghgolfclub.co.uk Ideally situated above Helensburgh with fantastic views over the Clyde this fabulous moorland 18 hole course is suitable for all levels. Only a short distance from the centre of town and nearby Loch Lomond Shores a warm welcome waits all visiting golfers with excellent facilities, dining and able pro shop staff.

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YOU & SEA

01436 820238 www.youandsea.com The RYA Marine Training Centre in the West of Scotland is based at Rhu Marina. Based in the safe and naturally beautiful environment of the Gareloch, they cater to the needs of beginners and also offer challenges to those with more advanced knowledge.

RHU INN

01436 821048 Rhu Inn is a traditional Scottish inn (circa 1648), set on the shores of the Gareloch offering log fires, fine ales, live Scottish music. The Rhu Inn offers bed and breakfast accommodation and is located in the centre of the village.

ROSSLEA HALL HOTEL

RHU MARINA 01436 820238 www.quaymarinas.com Rhu Marina is found as you enter the village of Rhu. It is a great place to photograph Rhu Bay and there are many facilities that you can enjoy which include a well stocked chandlery with some unique gift ideas and Café Rhu.

CAFE RHU

01436 821179 Cafe Rhu is a small cosy cafe situated in Rhu Marina which is open to all. With only 20 covers the cafe offers a very friendly personal service entirely homemade food from fresh soup daily to scrumptious apple pie. They are well known for their fish and chips.

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01436 439955 www.rossleahallhotel.co.uk Located in the heart of picturesque Rhu next to the beach overlooking The Gareloch, the Rosslea is a small but intimate boutique hotel offering quality accommodation with a friendly welcome. There is a well stocked bar and restaurant to cater for your every need.

THE ARDENCAPLE HOTEL

01436 820200 www.johnbarras.com The recently refurbished Ardencaple Hotel offers great value pub food and a well stocked bar within easy reach of both Rhu and Helensburgh. Accommodation is also offered. Open all year.

GLENARN GARDEN

01436 820493 Glenarn is a private garden, largely created and made famous for its collection of species rhododendrons by the Gibson family. This garden was established in the 1920s and 30s, overlaid on the original Victorian layout, with some remaining trees and rhododendrons from the 19th century. Glenarn is celebrating 75 years of opening for Scotland’s Gardens this year - it first opened to the public in 1939 and has been open every year apart from a couple of years when the current owners took over in the ‘80s. During the war years, tea was served but visitors were asked to bring their own sugar!

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Gareloch head & Peninsula

Garelochhead and the Rosneath Peninsula ... ROSNEATH CASTLE PARK

01436 831208 www.rosneathcastle. co.uk Rosneath Castle Park is the perfect destination for soaking up the beautiful scenery of Argyll and Scotland’s west coast. Located on the banks of The Gareloch, and with Long Loch and Loch Lomond close by, there is a whole host of watery activities on offer including cruises, sailing and sea fishing as well as Royal Yachting Association sailing courses in July and August. There is plenty for the little ones to enjoy, including a large adventure playground, zip lines and indoor soft play area. For tasty pub grub and a cosy evening atmosphere head to the Castle Isle bar and restaurant.

THREE LOCHS HOSTEL 01436 810307 www.threelochshostel.co.uk The Hostel is based in The Centre 81 Community Centre and can accommodate up to 45 persons with dormitory style accommodation. Tea, coffee and toast making facilities provided. Sheets and kitchen facilities for self catering incuded but please bring your own towels. All Centre 81 facilities are available during normal opening times.

THE KNOCKDERRY COUNTRY HOUSE

01436 842283 www.knockderryhouse.co.uk Situated on the banks of Loch Long, we invite you to stay at Knockderry House Hotel where a warm Scottish country house welcome, comfortable rooms, extraordinary service, charming decor, and delicious culinary experiences await. With multiple awards for hospitality and food, we offer a relaxing environment from which to explore the stunning area near Loch Lomond.

ISABELLA CAMPBELL MEMORIAL

On the hillside near the head of the Gareloch is a small sandstone monument near the B833. Along a signposted track created by Ghurkas in 1992, and located next to a picnic table, it is inscribed only: “Here Isabella Campbell was wont to pray”. Isabella and her sister Mary lived in Fernicarry House. Isabella was believed by many to be a saint and Mary considered herself a prophet.

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Clyde Sea Lochs Trail To discuss Post-Covid marketing opportunities call Frank Willoughby on 07743 989089 or Email : frank@downtowncitymaps.com • Web : www.downtowncitymaps.com

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TRIDENT TAXIS

Call: (01436) 673333

● Helensburgh ● Cardross ● Faslane ● Garelochhead ● ● Rosneath Peninsula ● Arrochar ● Luss ●

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Lunch from ÂŁ 7.95 Served 12-6pm daily Pizza & Pasta takeaway Gluten free options

Tel: 01436 674252 41 West Clyde Street, Helensburgh, nr Loch Lomond, G84 8AW


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ardross is one of Helensburgh and Lomond’s hidden gems. Not immediatly obvious as a fruitful stopping place Cardross actually offers great value for time spent with a wealth of wonderful history and options for sport and great dining thrown in. Included in the package are the wonderful old parish church ruined by a stray bomb during the Clydebank Blitz, the once magnificent brutalist St Peter’s Seminary and the wonderful medieval St Mahew’s Chapel which is still in use. On a less ecclesiastical note there is the beautifully situated Carman trout Fishery, Cardross Golf Club, the National Trust for Scotland’s Geilston Gardens and the quaint Geilston Hall which is now thought to be an early C R Mackintosh design.

GEILSTON GARDEN

01389 849187 www.geilstongarden@nts.org.uk Geilston is celebrated for its landscaping,. The walled garden dates from 1797 and there is a 40m herbaceous border as well as wilder territory by the Geilston Burn. Produce from the vegetable is on sale and children love the adventure playground and floral mini-maze.

CARDROSS GOLF CLUB 01389 841754 www.cardross.com Cardross Golf Club was founded in 1895. Generous undulating fairways and large trees are features of the course and it tends to play much longer than the yardage suggests. A welcoming clubhouse, excellent catering, a well-stocked shop make this one of the best inland parkland golf courses in the West of Scotland.

ARDARDAN ESTATE

01389 849188 www.ardardan.co.uk The Montgomery Family & Team invite you to enjoy Ardardan. Set in a Restored Walled Garden on the banks of the River Clyde enjoy everything Ardardan Estate has to offer. With a treasure trove of foodie goodies, homemade Tearoom Treats and Garden Nursery to inspire we hope you enjoy the Ardardan Farm experience. Eat. Shop.Walk. Simply … Enjoy!

CARDROSS COACHHOUSE INN

01389 841358 www.thecoachhousecardross.co.uk A family run friendly pub Coach House Inn, Cardross offers accommodation, fine food, real ale, free wi fi regular entertainment and is great for reaching Loch Lomond and Glasgow, with many visitor attractions nearby.

CARMAN TROUT FISHERY

07745 647156 www.carmanfishery.co.uk Carman Trout Fishery is stocked with hard fighting Brown Trout, Blue Trout and Rainbow Trout. Situated in beautiful surroundings and rich with wildlife, including resident Mallard Duck. Geese,Buzzards and Kestrels and even an Osprey can often be seen and in summer evening. All anglers are welcome.

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VERLOOKING the River Clyde, the towns of Dumbarton and Clydebank were both noted for their shipbuilding – a story told at the Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank in Dumbarton. Dumbarton’s shipbuilding heritage includes the building of the famous clipper ‘Cutty Sark’. Dumbarton Castle on its fortified rock has long guarded the Clyde approaches. A ruined chapel in the grounds of Levengrove Park boasts the final resting place of part of the remains of Robert the Bruce whose home was once nearby and the town also lays claim to the bard Robert Burns who was made Freeman of the Burgh.

SCOTKART

0141 6410222 www.scotkart.co.uk Scotkart offer a full range of indoor karting on an awesome racetrack with full marshalling and racetrack conditions. A great family fun activity and certain to be a huge hit if the rain comes on. Open all year. From age 8+

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AUCHENTOSHAN DISTILLERY DENNY SHIP MODEL 01389 878561 www.auchentoshan.com EXPERIMENTAL TANK See the magic behind the making of this MUSEUM unique lowland malt. The aromas and flavour of Auchentoshan are created using a triple distillation process not seen in any other Scottish distillery. Open all year.

MASALA TWIST INDIAN RESTAURANT

01389 496021 www.masalatwist.co.uk Fine Indian dining available throughout the day. Situated prominently on the A82 at Milton, Masala Twist’s new addition makes a perfect stop en route to the Loch Lomond area. Open for lunch, diner and take away, the restaurant offers authentic Indian dishes prepared using the finest seasonal produce.

01389 763444 www. scottishmaritimemuseum.org Part of The Scottish Maritime Museum, the Denny Tank is a four star visitor attraction showcasing Sir William Denny’s world famous ship design and builder’s facility. It was the world’s first commercial test tank. Open daily.

DUMBARTON CASTLE

01389 732167 www.historic-scotland.gov.uk Impressively situated on a volcanic rock overlooking the Firth of Clyde, the castle ramparts offer stunning views as far as Ben Lomond. The castle is open all year.

CLYDEBANK MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

New permanent exhibitions concentrating on Clydebank’s proud industrial heritage have been created alongside new high specification temporary galleries, for exciting touring exhibitions as well as housing the Council’s permanent exhibition of fine art. Part of the permanent exhibition includes the large model ships at the entrance and the Singer Sewing Machine collection which was awarded the ‘Recognised Collection of National Significance’ by Museums Galleries Scotland in 2013.

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Use this map & guide to get the best out of your visit to Loch Lomond & Clyde Sea Lochs. Continue the journey and find more ideas and information at www.lovelochlomond.com

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10 things to see and do Food & Drink Campsite Caravans Information Point Fuel Train Station Cycle Hire Golf

Cruise Routes West Highland Way Route Three Lochs Way Route Cowal Way Route John Muir Way Route Cycle Path Major Roads Minor Roads

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Arrochar & Tarbet

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HE picturesque highland village of Arrochar is nestled in the shadow of the Cobbler, beneath the peaks of the Arrochar Alps, at the head of Loch Long.

It is a well-equipped village with a pottery and craft gallery, places to eat, various shops, a post office, petrol station, and newsagent. Gateway to the Argyll Forest Park, Arrochar is the natural base for numerous easy to medium grade, as well as more demanding, walks. The Arrochar Alps include four Munros (mountains over 3,000 ft), as well as the famous Cobbler, ideal for the more adventurous hill walker.

MANSEFIELD STUDIOS, ARROCHAR

01301 702956 www.mansefieldstudios.com The Contemporary craft gallery showcases the work of independent designers and makers from Scotland: Harris Tweed homeware and gifts, lambswool and Merino accessories, textiles, candles, ceramics, jewellery, prints and other traditional crafts. And don’t miss Campbell Bike Workshop - part maintenance space, part bicycle lifestyle boutique.

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ARBET is a very popular stop on the West Highland Railway line for walkers, climbers and cyclists. Day trippers can relax down near the pier where there is a large picnic area and visitor centre. Cruise Loch Lomond’s numerous cruises depart regularly from here throughout the year and a seasonal Visit Scotland information centre is situated within easy reach of the village. Down by the pier you can enjoy hot drinks and snacks along with spectacular views of the loch from Café Lochan

CRUISE LOCH LOMOND

01301 702356 cruiselochlomond.co.uk CLL provide a full year round schedule of cruises and ferry crossings sailing from Tarbet and Inveruglass. Experience the serenity of the Northern end of the loch from one of the company’s comfortable craft and be amazed by the scenery all around you!

VILLAGE INN

01301 702279 www.villageinnarrochar.co.uk A traditional Scottish pub with welcoming accommodation set right on the shores of Loch Long and very close to Loch Lomond itself. The restaurant serves freshly prepared, seasonal produce in a warm and cosy atmosphere.

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