Why Dunoon

Why Dunoon

Dunoon can offer the traveller a wide choice in accommodation, places to eat, sights to see, from the wonderful scenery of hills and lochs, to the Gardens at Benmore, hill walking, Forestry routes, fishing, both river and sea, our area boasts 5 golf courses.

And for the romantics amongst us the beauty, peace and tranquillity of Cowal area inspired Harry Lauder to ‘go roon’ the hill’ to Ardentinny just to see his bonnie Jeannie.

And the statue of Rabbie Burns’ love ‘Highland Mary’ overlooks the pier at Dunoon. dunoon

This same atmosphere inspires local artists and visitors alike and local galleries and shops display their work. ½ price return ticket service on this Ferry route.

Dunoon is the main town in the Cowal peninsular, well served by two ferry companies, Caledonian MacBrayne calling at Dunoon pier and

Highland Mary

The Western Ferry berthing at Hunter’s Quay which is approximately 500 meters from Foxbank, when you book your accommodation ask about our

The Castle House Museum, well worth a visit, has been open since 1998, is one of Dunoon’s most historic locations. Dunoon became a holiday resort when Lord Provost Ewing of Glasgow bought the land around the ruined medieval castle and built himself a holiday home. This was in 1824 and many other wealthy businessmen followed his example.

Castle House Museum

Also within the Castle House is the Marriage Suite,

Offering all brides the opportunity to be a princess married from her very own castle!!