Rhu Hotels

Ardencaple Hotel Rhu

In a village setting within picturesque gardens and with splendid views of Gare Loch, the Ardencaple Hotel is over 200 years old

Our selection hotels in Rhu, a village and historic parish on the east shore of the Gare Loch in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

It lies north-west of the town of Helensburgh on the Firth of Clyde, in the historic county of Dunbartonshire. Like many settlements in the area, it became fashionable in the nineteenth century as a residence for wealthy Glasgow shipowners and merchants.

Rhu and Shandon Parish Church dates from 1851 and stands on the site of an eighteenth century predecessor. Amongst those buried in the kirkyard is Henry Bell, whose Comet was the world's first commercially successful steamship. In 1851 the marine engineer Robert Napier built the statue which today marks Bell's grave.

Rhu is a base for yachting. It includes a point, just opposite another point near Rosneath, which forms what is known as either the "Rhu Narrows" or the "Rosneath Narrows" at the mouth of the Gare Loch.

Rhu was the birth Place of Moses McNeil, who was a Scottish professional footballer who was one of the founding members of Rangers Football Club. He played as a winger.

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