Dunoon, Cowal’s only major town, is a lively place, with shops, restaurants, pubs, and coffee shops. It’s a top spot for a rainy day, with plenty of indoor activities to keep all the family amused including indoor soft play and a swimming pool at Hunters Quay. Discover the story of Dunoon from the Neolithic to the present day at Castle House Museum, set in gardens opposite the historic Dunoon Pier. Dunoon is surrounded by large tracts of forest which offer great mountain biking, walking and horse riding. Puck’s Glen is a magical woodland world and a great place for a family walk. Benmore Botanic Garden is not to be missed, with a magnificent mountainside setting and world-famous collection of flowering trees and shrubs including over 300 species of rhododendron. If you are looking for something a bit more action-packed, then check out local boat trips perfect for exploring the Cowal waters. If arts and culture are more your thing, then why not catch a show at Dunoon Burgh Hall.