The Cowal Peninsula is a particularly captivating part of the West coast of Scotland, ever so slightly off the beaten track, but with all the beauty and splendour the West Highlands has to offer.
Dunoon makes for an ideal base, unique and historical towns such as Inveraray, Oban and Fort William are within easy reach, and whether driving or walking about, the spectacular Highland scenery is a real joy.
For the energetic, activities such as quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, golf and fishing can easily be arranged. A more gentle day might involve a lovely forest walk, a spot of loch side lunch, and back to the hotel for tea and home baking. Cowal can boast beautiful beaches, castles and botanical gardens, and being on the cusp of Scotland’s first National Park, the natural beauty of the area never fails to delight.
The area boasts the spectacular West Highland scenery as well as an abundance of things to see and do.
Benmore Botanic gardens: The Botanic gardens on our doorstep. Castle House Museum, Dunoon: One of Dunoon’s most historic locations, well worth a visit. Argyll Forest Park: filled with wonderful woodland trails to explore. Oban: A beautiful highland seaside town not far from Dunoon, ferry port to many island destinations. Inverary: A lovely historic town on the loch side with many charming shops and eateries. Waverly Paddle steamer: Boat trips available on the oldest sea going paddle steamer in the world. The Majestic line: Escape to another world. Cruise the sheltered waters and stunning coastline of Argyll and the Inner Hebrides. Ardkinglas woodland garden: A ‘designed landscape’ 18th Century garden with walled and woodland gardens. Loch Lomond: Loch Lomond Shores offer excellent tourist information as well as regular boat trips on the Loch.