Castle House Museum, Dunoon’s landmark building

Castle House in Dunoon is now the Museum for Cowal in a picturesque setting above Dunoon pier, providing fabulous views over the water . The museum is within Castle House, built in 1824 on the site of the original medieval Dunoon castle which now provides gardens which are very popular for family picnics. The displays include evidence of life in Cowal from its beginning in the stone age to modern times.

Strachur Smiddy

Strachur Smiddy is a unique record of the technology of the blacksmith and his craft. It has a long history, at least since the 1790s, the contents remained virtually untouched from the day it closed in the 1950’s until its restoration as a museum. Occasional open days include demonstrations of the smith's craft.

The Old Manse Museum

The Old Manse at Inverchaolain, near Colintrave is a small Museum dedicated to the Lamont Clan. "Here We Are" at Cairndow is an information centre on the local area, both past and present, for visitors and local people.

Ardkinglas House

Situated on the shores of Loch Fyne, against a spectacular background of rugged mountains and ancient forest, Ardkinglas House is an architectural gem, designed by Robert Lorimer. Still occupied as a family home, it has remained largely unchanged for 100 years. The 12,000 acres of Ardkinglas Estate provides many attractions to visitors, including a woodland garden which hosts the tallest tree in Britain. The House can be viewed by arrangement to tours of groups of 8 or more people and has open days on the last Friday of every month.







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