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Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club

25 September 2021 (Online)

26 September 2021 (Online)

Argyll & Bute

Ardenvohr is a large and well-detailed example of a grand mid 19th century baronial villa. It was built by local architect Thomas Gildard for Daniel Walkinshaw in 1857. It later became the estate of the Muir family. It was acquired by the Royal Northern Yacht Club as its clubhouse in 1937 and remains the headquarters of the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club formed by the merger of the Royal Northern and Royal Clyde Yacht Clubs in 1978.

Much of the internal architectural details remain and many historic club artefacts are displayed in the grand rooms. Externally the grounds and club jetty provide wonderful views of the Gareloch.

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History of the site

Our clubhouse, Ardenvohr, is a fine example of a Victorian seaside villa set in large grounds. It is Grade II listed and the house retains much of its original layout and internal detail.

Learn more about Ardenvohr's fascinating history!

Key Information

Architect: Thomas Gildard

Building Date: 1857

  • Rhu
  • By Helensburgh
  • G84 8NG