Mambeg Country Guest House Garelochhead

Bed and Breakfast Garelochhead near Helensburgh

Mambeg Country Guest House, Garelochhead, Argyll G84 0EN

Mambeg House is situated in The Rosneath Peninsula, aka The Green Isle, is quiet relaxing coastal area. Cove, Clynder, Rosneath and Kilcreggan are nearby peaceful little hamlets you will quite possibly visit during your stay.  Below are just a small taste of the type of things our guest do and see from Mambeg House.

WALKING

  • There are a variety of walks to suite different capabilities in and around us here on the Roseneath Peninsula.
  • Helensburgh Upland Way - a 3K walk talking perhaps 1.5 hours. From the Old Toll House beside the B832 in Helensburgh, passing the Glenarn Burn, you pass a cup marked bolder from the Iron Age and down into the Highlandman's Road and then down into Rhu. Plenty of views of the Firth of Clyde
  • Balloch Contry Park on the shores of Loch Lomond. A short route suitable for Wheelchair users
  • The Stoneymollen Trail goes from Cardross on the Clyde to Balloch on Loch Lomond
  • Not far from Mambeg you can the circular route between Kilcreggan and Roseneath Bay on the Gare Loch
  • Firkin Point, Loch Lomond a series of short walks along the West side of Loch Lomond. The walks make use of the old A82 road and are ideally suited to wheelchairs and pushchairs
  • Firkin Point on the west side of Loch Lomond, you can walk in either of 2 directions up to 6 miles, whatever distance suites you. suitable for pushchairs and wheelchair users
  • Glen Fruin, between Helensburgh and Loch Lomond has the Fruin Water flowing through i. The ‘military road’ which goes from the A82 up the glen and over the top of the hills to HMNB Clyde at Garelochhead.
  • Walkers can enjoy a day’s walking in the Arrochar Alps or up Ben Lomond
  • A milder stroll around the country parks at Balloch or Overtoun may perhaps be suited to many.

Golf CourseGOLF


There are courses at Helensburgh, Cardross as well as courses at Loch Lomond of course.

GARDENS

Botanic Gardens

  • Linn Gardens, off Shore Road at Cove Bay – ferns, bamboos, rhododendrons. Has a beautiful Italian style Villa set in extensive grounds with great views of hills and water
  • Glenarn Gardens in Garelochead were established in the 1920-1930s, famous for its Rhododendron, Magnolias, Acers and many other species.
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TOWNS, VILLAGES & CITIES

Towns

  • Helensburgh is a visitor attraction in itself – Charles Rennie Macintosh’s Hillhouse noted above; a network of footpaths in and around the town linking to Loch Lomond National Park and the nearby village of Rhu. There are also a variety of interesting shops
  • The nearby village of Luss – setting for much of TV’s “Take the High Road”
  • The 'Antartex Village' and The Loch Lomond Factory Outlets in Alexandria not far away
  • Glasgow - theatres, museums and galleries, the Concert Hall the Science Centre…all within about 1 hour's drive
  • Edinburgh ...with its Castle and a myriad of attractions and experiences is only about 2 hours drive away.



There is also canoeing, bike hire etc in several places around the area.  You can water-ski on Loch Lomond in the summer.

CRUISES

MV Waverley

  • From Kilcreggan pier, you can take the ferry to Gourock on the opposite bank of the Clyde Estuary. The Paddle Steamer "Waverley" will calls during the summer season
  • You can cruise from the pier at Luss or from Tarbet, sail along Loch Lomond or sail around the islands in Loch Lomond
  • The Kennilworth cruises on various routes on the Clyde Estuary
  • You can take a cruise on the Waverley, the world's last sea-going paddle steamer - to Rothesay and the Kyles of Bute, Tighnabruaich, Rothesay, Millport and Arran
  • The SS Sir Walter Scott sails on Loch Katrine in the Trossachs.

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HOUSES, CASTLES, MUSEUMS, etc

Mount Stuart House

  • Mount Stuart House in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute is an astounding Victorian gothic mansion with wonderful grounds. Well worth the visit. Home to the Stuarts of Bute, descendants of the Royal House of Stuart, but still a family home
  • Charles Rennie Macintosh’s Hillhouse in Helensburgh just a short drive away
  • Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument and the Old Town Jail
  • Further a field – Inverary Castle & Inverary Jail
  • Motor Museum, Alexandria
  • The Denny Ship Tank in Dumbarton for those interested in ship design.