The surrounding area

Clynder offers an ideal touring base from which to explore this wonderful area. Rich in both scenic and historical sights,  Helensburgh, 13 miles away, is where Charles Rennie Macintosh's 'Hill House' is situated.


An Caladh is close to a section of The Three Lochs Way walking route.


Clynder is thirty minutes drive away from Loch Lomond and the numerous delights of The National Park.


The local area has many excellent outdoor activities available:

  • golf with splendid golf clubs at Helensburgh, Cardross, and Loch Lomond
  • enjoyable or challenging walking on the Peninsula and the surrounding area
  • cycling, mountain biking and a fabulous sailing area


Two of Scotland's biggest attractions, the Falkirk Wheel and the stunning Kelpies, can be reached easily by car and, if you choose the scenic route, you will pass the town of Stirling with its imposing castle, Wallace monument and medieval old town.  


Oban and the Gateway to the Western Isles is less than 2 hours by car.


The Cowal peninsula and Dunoon are a very scenic drive away via the A83 and and Rest and Be Thankful.

Or jump on the passenger ferry from Kilcreggan at the end of the peninsula across to Gourock and then the passenger ferry across to Dunoon getting stunning views of Loch Long, the Arrochar Alps and the Clyde estuary on the way.



How to find us

Situated off the B833 from Garelochhead An Caladh can be reached easily by car and public transport.

There is a regular train service from both Edinburgh and Glasgow to Helensburgh and an hourly bus service to and from Helensburgh.





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