Visit Bonhill and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire. Across the River Leven from Alexandria, this village now presents almost continuous building to Jamestown.
The lands of Bonhill passed after the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 to Sir James Smollett, grandfather of the novelist Tobias Smollett, whose family is still associated with the district.
Smollett spent most of his working life as a writer in London, and seldom saw his native country again. In his last year, he retired in search of health to Italy. it was here that he indulged in nostalgic longings for Scotland by writing the ever-readable Humphry Clinker. He also composed his poem “To Leven Water”:
Pure stream in whose transparent wave
My youthful limbs I wont to lave, No torrents stain thy limpid source.
The stream today is not pure; the waves are less transparent. But people go on reading Smollett, and his family name is still in possession at Bonhill.
Nearby cities: Glasgow
Nearby towns: Alexandria, Balloch, Dumbarton, Helensburgh
Nearby villages: Balmaha, Bishopton, Bowling, Cardross, Clydebank, Croftamie, Dalmuir, Drumry, Drymen, Duntocher, Erskine, Faifley, Gartocharn, Hardgate, Inchinnan, Jamestown, Kilmacolm, Langbank, Luss, Milton, Old Kilpatrick, Port Glasgow, Renfrew, Renton, Townend
Have you decided to visit Bonhill or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Bonhill bed and breakfast (a Bonhill B&B or Bonhill b and b)
- a Bonhill guesthouse
- a Bonhill hotel (or motel)
- a Bonhill self-catering establishment, or
- other Bonhill accommodation