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Dunoon Top 10

Benmore Botanical Gardens

Benmore Botanical Gardens is a worthy trip. Set within a mountainside setting on the Cowal Peninsula, the gardens boast an enchanting garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery. Across the 120 acres is three 300 hundred species of rhododendron and a spectacular avenue of giant redwood. The onsite café recieves fantastic reviews.

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond is the world's most famous Loch and sits on Dunoons doorstep. The area is renowned for its beauty and tranquility and offers a picture perfect postcard view from every corner. It is perfect if you want to soak up the iconic Scottish Landscapes and experience wildlife first hand when meandering through the National Park.


The historic town of Inveraray is approx 1.5 hours drive from Glenmorag and hosts many places of interest as well as a good selection of shops selling fine local produce, crafts and gifts.

Inveraray Castle
Inverary Castle is first and foremost a family home.  The contents of the Castle span many generations of the Campbell Family and provide a glimpse into our heritage and the way our ancestors lived.  History can often be lost or misinterpreted through the years, however, at Inveraray Castle, the past has been conserved in order for future generations to enjoy and learn from it.  Guided tours of the Castle Gardens along with tearooms and woodland trails are available on site.

Inveraray Castle , Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8XE

Inveraray Jail
Inveraray Jail is a living museum and popular Scottish visitor attraction where real people portray life in a 19th century prison. The most spectacular aspect of the jail is that visitors can interact with costumed characters, experience life in prison, take part in mock courtroom trials, browse prison artefacts and then run for freedom!

Inveraray jail, Argyll, PA32 8TX

Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute
Mount Stuart is Britain’s most astounding Victorian Gothic Mansion, home to the Stuarts of Bute.  You may feel as if you have entered the wilderness but in fact, this award winning attractions is only 90 minutes away from Glasgow.  The flamboyant house and its 300 acre of gardens reflect the artistic and religious interest of the 3rd Marquess of Bute.  The House itself is a work of art and has to be seen to be believed.

To get to the Isle of Bute there is road access from Dunoon to Colintraive then get the ferry across to the Isle of Bute.

Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, PA20 9LR

Isle of Bute discovery Centre

Isle of Bute discovery Centre, based in Rothesay is a famous Grade A listed Winter Garden. The site now houses one of Scotlands most innovative and exciting visitor centre's and is the perfect way to experience a sympathetic and successful restoration which in turn has given an establishment a new lease of life.

Rothesay Castle

History enthusiast can venture along to Rothesay Castle. Spend some time exploring the Castle and the grounds and you will soon start to unravel over four turbulent centuries of Scottish History.


Dunoon itself is a traditional seaside town and offers a delightful selection of local shops producing fine arts and crafts; perect for souvenirs. Dunoon has shopping centres with a range of shops offering local produce, a great way to sample Dunoons finest.

Alexandra Parade

Take a walk along the Alexandra Parade and if you extend past the shops, heading for the east end of Dunoon, you will experience magnificent views from the coastline.

Wildlife Spotting

Wildlife spotting - Cowal is the home to birds of prey and red deer. Many species can be spotted in Argyll Forest Park and part of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. At the nothern end of Bute, feral mountain goats can be found, as well as buzzards and roe deer. At Scalpsie Bay, a large colony of seals have made their home; a must see for any visitor to Dunoon and the surrounding areas.

Chatters Restaurant

A must visit for food is Chatters Retaurant, an award winning retaurant in the heart of Dunoon. The very best of Scottish produce is expertly prepared and served in unique surroundings, with a superb selection of wines and a pudding trolley that has been accurately described as an experience not to be missed.

Dunoon Ceramics

Why not pay a visit to our world famous pot shop, which stocks a wonderful aray of pots, fine china mugs and teapots.

Pot Shop, 162 Argyll Street, Dunoon (Open 9am-5pm, Mon-Sat)


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