HELENSBURGH has been named the top place in Scotland to enjoy cherry blosssoms this year.

Saga Exceptional - a website which is part of the Saga over 50s tour specialist firm - named the town one of "seven iconic places to see cherry blossom this spring".

The site put Helensburgh at number five on their list, and the only Scottish destination.

They state: "Iconic pink and white cherry blossom pretty much take over the town of Helensburgh each spring.

"The town’s trees are the only urban tree collection included in the National Tree Collections of Scotland.

"Visitors can find white cherry trees lining Stafford Street and West King Street, while pink cherry chasers should head to Colquhoun Street, West Princes Street, John Street and Lomond Street.

"There’s even a mile-long avenue of pink cherry blossom on West Argyle Street."

They direct readers to the Helensburgh Tree Conservation Trust for their leaflet and map guide to the flowering trees.

Helensburgh Advertiser:

Destinatiom Helensburgh thanked Helensburgh Tree Conservation Trust volunteers for their work to get the town on the map.

They said on social media: "Great to see Helensburgh listed as one of the 'Seven iconic places to see cherry blossom this spring' by Saga Exceptional!

"Some of the trees are just starting to flower, please follow our social channels for regular updates, and find out more about our beautiful blossom at our website."

The map guide to flowering trees can be found at the Trust website.

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