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Helensburgh

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Helensburgh (Baile Eilidh in Gaelic) is a Scottish town historically part of Dunbartonshire, but since local government reorganisation in 1995 in Argyll and Bute, on the north shore of the Firth of Clyde. It was founded in the eighteenth century in the style of Edinburgh New Town, as a seaside resort.

In 1903 Charles Rennie Mackintosh built the Hill House for the publishing tycoon Walter Blackie. The house, on the north edge of town, is now owned by the National Trust and is popular tourist attraction. The town is also notable as a ferry port for boats to Gourock and for the Waverley paddle steamer, and as the birthplace of John Logie Baird.

Its population at the 2001 census was 14,626.


Helensburgh, New South Wales is also a suburb of Sydney, Australia.

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