Immerse yourself in Dunoon & Cowal
The Cowal Peninsula is as beautiful as it is diverse, from the towering Munros of the north to the mellow scenery and sea lochs of the south. Paddle steamers used to bring throngs of Glaswegian holidaymakers ‘doon the water' to its shores.
Today you will find plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures, including kayaking, sailing, walking and the chance to explore Cowals beaches.
Cowal’s major town, Dunoon, hosts the Cowal Highland Gathering, the biggest Highland Games in the UK and Europe, and other events, including the World Highland Dancing Championships. Dunoon is also home to the outstanding Benmore Botanic Gardens.
Head southwest and you’ll come to Argyll’s Secret Coast, an undiscovered area of sparkling sea lochs and picturesque villages. Here you can enjoy some world-class sailing experiences.