Loch Lomond and Helensburgh
Enjoy a great day out at Loch Lomond or Helensburgh with buses up to every 10 minutes from the city.
Balloch is a popular starting point for boat trips on Loch Lomond being home to the paddle steamer "Maid of the Loch". You can enjoy watersports or walking as well as visiting the local Visitor Centre for an understanding of the local wildlife and area.
The country park in Balloch is 200 acres of woodland, parkland and ornamental gardens with pathways which go down to the shores of Loch Lomond. There are lots of corners for quiet picnics and the visitor centre has a small exhibition on the plants and animals which can be seen in the area.
Helensburgh has great shops, hotels, restaurants, pubs, cafés and coffee shops. Walks include meandering pathways in the Duchess Woods. The higher-level Upland Way footpath skirts the grounds of the town's most notable architectural feature, the Hill House designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Hermitage Park has lawns, gardens and a woodland stream, while the river-front promenade to Kidston Park passes memorials to two of Helensburgh's most famous personalities: Henry Bell, operator of the world's first commercial sea-going steamboat, the Comet, and television pioneer John Logie Baird.
|Unlimited travel network wide for children. Can be purchased by an accompanying adult or concession.||£1.50 Child FirstDay|
|Unlimited travel network wide for children. Can be purchased by children up to 15 years travelling without an adult.||£2.00 Child FirstDay|
|Excellent value, unlimited travel, network wide until 0100 on the day after purchase.||FirstDay from only £4.50|
|Services||1/1A/1B Helensburgh / Balloch - City Centre up to every 15 minutes|
City centre bus stops:
- Argyle Street
- Ingram Street
- Glassford Street
- Stockwell Street
- Osborne Street
- Howard Street
- Jamaica Street