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Postcode: G82 | code search
Population: 2000
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Halfway between Dumbarton and Helensburgh, in the bosom of Argyll and Bute, lies village of Cardoss, the town where one of Scotland’s most iconic monarchs King Robert The Bruce died in 1329. Cardross today is much changed from the 14th Century; unlike its neighbours, it is neither a holiday town nor an industrial hub, and overlooking the broad expanse of the Firth of Clyde it enjoys a quiet atmosphere all of its own. One of Cardross’ most notable attractions is Geilston Garden, irrigated by Geilston Burn, it has a history that reaches back all of 200 years. Geilston has a walled garden, a kitchen garden complete with vegetable patch, and a woodland area – open in the more clement months of March through to October it has long herbaceous borders, alive with the most brazen and striking of colours. St Peter’s Seminary is grade A listed building that lies just to the north of Cardross. Designed by Gillespie, Kidd and Coia, the seminary’s plight is both intriguing and frustrating; a triumph of modernist architecture, it now lies in ruins. Obsolete from the start, the seminary was completed in 1966 at a time when the Roman Catholic Church preferred its priests to be educated within their communities, and just fourteen years after its completion it was closed as a seminary. Its later incarnation as a rehabilitation centre tried to restore the seminary’s sense of purpose, but it succumbed to the building’s numerous maintenance problems. Less than an hour from Glasgow, and readily accessible by road or rail, Cardross is a town that many stop off en route to discovering Argyll and Bute, perhaps for a round of golf or some strawberry picking. A J Cronin –the writer who created Dr Finlay, and penned The Citadel and The Keys to the Kingdom – is the town’s most famous son.

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Premier Inn Greenock (3.13 miles)

Premier Inn Greenock
Just off the A8, alongside the waterfront on the site of a former shipyard, this hotel boasts excellent views of the River Clyde. Conveniently located for Cartsdyke train station, enabling easy access to Glasgow. For ... More | visit website
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The County Hotel (3.40 miles)

The County Hotel
The town of Helensburgh is 20 miles west of Glasgow and 15 miles from Glasgow Airport. (40 mins drive). The town and the hotel are an ideal location for visitors to Glasgow, Loch Lomond and ... More | visit website
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The County Lodge Hotel (3.40 miles)

The County Lodge Hotel
The County Lodge Hotel is not far from breathtaking views of the Helensburgh seafront, our hotel is only a 10 minute drive away from Rhu Marina. If you are planning to visit family or friends ... More | visit website
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Sunnyside B & B (3.62 miles)

Sunnyside B & B
Sunnyside cottage was built in 1841 and is one of the oldest buildings in the area. It has a B&B history spreading back over 60 years. It boasts an AA 3 Star Rating.An ideal stopping ... More | visit website
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Tullie Inn (3.82 miles)

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The Tullie Inn is a 12 bedroom inn in the heartland of Scotland facing one of Scotland's most famous lochs - Loch Lomond. The Tullie Inn offers excellent hospitality, together ... More

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Cameron House Hotel on Loch Lomond (3.86 miles)

Cameron House Hotel on Loch Lomond
De Vere Hotel Cameron House on Loch Lomond is a stunning five star Scottish Baronial Mansion on the banks of Loch Lomond a perfectly located within Scotland’s first national park. An ideal base for those ... More | visit website
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Gleddoch House Hotel (3.99 miles)

Gleddoch House Hotel

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Best Western Gleddoch House Hotel takes you away from the bustle of the city, set within 360 acres with Breathtaking Panoramic Views of the Clyde Estuary, yet is uniquely situated ... More

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Palombos of Balloch (3.99 miles)

Palombos of Balloch
Palombos bed and breakfast is also ideally situated to allow access to all the major attractions Loch Lomond has to offer such as Loch Lomond cruises, golfing and concerts to name a few. Our ... More | visit website
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The Rowantree Tavern (4.00 miles)

The Rowantree Tavern
Located adjacent to the picturesque Loch Lomond on the edge of 'The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park' in Western Scotland, The Rowantree Tavern offers a friendly warm welcome and traditional Scottish fayre. Enjoy ... More | visit website
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Innkeeper's Lodge Loch Lomond (4.03 miles)

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** ALL OUR RATES INCLUDE COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BUFFET BREAKFAST ** Situated on the edge of Loch Lomond next to the Balloch House Vintage Inn, this lodge is surrounded by some of the country's most stunningly ... More | visit website

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