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It’s easy to see why Helensburgh was named as one of the most desirable coastal locations to live by the Sunday Times. It has it all, Victorian and Edwardian villas, nestled next to the beautiful Firth of Clyde. To the north, the Munros and ski slopes of the Highlands, and to the south east an easy commute into Glasgow.

Your new home in Helensburgh is at the heart of a regenerated town, with investment in renovating the classic buildings, a new pavilion in the park and a £22m new leisure centre located on Helensburgh’s pier.
In all, there are seven schools in Helensburgh, a medical centre, a good selection of shops, beautiful cafes and homely pubs. There are also sports facilities including everything from soccer to sailing and plenty of local events with a Real Ale Festival and the Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games, every June. Your new home in Helensburgh also has The Tower Arts Centre with exhibition space, a cinema and music and theatre performances. So, if you're looking for a new build house, Helensburgh has it all.

Living in Helensburgh

Travel made easy from your new home

If you're looking for a new build, Helensburgh offers location with great road links. The A818 heads east to join the A82 into Glasgow – 33 miles away - via Dumbarton. The A814 clings to the shoreline of Gare Loch to Faslane in the north, and Dumbarton in the south. The train follows the same scenic route along the coast, taking around 45 minutes to get to Glasgow Queen Street. Add another 10 minutes for Glasgow Central. Helensburgh has three railway stations, the main one being Helensburgh Central, and you can catch trains to Fort William, Mallaig and Oban, or a take a direct service on the Caledonian Sleeper to London. 

Your new build's local schools, shops, and services

Buying a new home in Helensburgh gives you an excellent choice of schools. Not only are there four primary schools within walking distance, there's also a boarding school and a Roman Catholic faith school. For secondary school children the Hermitage Academy is walkable from your new Helensburgh home, but if you'd like a highly regarded Roman Catholic secondary school, Dumbarton (8 miles) can oblige. Most of the shops are along, or just in from, the Esplanade, and the town’s convenience stores and supermarkets include a Tesco Express, Morrisons, Co-op and McColl’s. Dumbarton is a great backup, and of course, Glasgow is definitely the place to go for a dedicated shopping trip. There are two medical practices in the town, in the East King Street Medical Centre. The great outdoors can’t be ignored in this setting and in addition to the endless possibilities for getting out into the countryside or onto the water, there’s an indoor swimming pool and several sports clubs to join or watch.

Countryside and sea from your new Helensburgh home

Sandwiched between the sea and the Scottish Highlands, the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is just 4 miles away. This was Scotland’s first National Park. There are several footpaths and walks straight from your new build in Helensburgh. You could start with the two mile stretch around Ardmore Point and build up to the 33-mile Three Lochs Way. This coastal location means sailing and kayaking opportunities and you can set yourself the challenge of the Argyll Sea Kayak Trail – a stunning 95-mile route to Oban.

New builds in Argyle and Bute

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses available in Helensburgh and new builds in and around Glasgow including new homes in Dumbarton and Erskine. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…