Immerse yourself in Dunoon

Dunoon Is the main town located on the Cowal peninsula in the south of Argyll and is also the main maritime gateway to Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park.

The town is the perfect place to make a base to explore Argyll Forest Park, Pucks Glen, and the nearby Benmore Botanic Gardens, to explore the wildlife Cowal has to offer.

Dunoon is home to Wreckspeditions powerboat tours and scuba diving adventures, for those thrill-seeking visitors who wish to explore the waters around Cowal.

Head back ashore for a range of cafes and shops which are perfect for exploring the town centre.


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There's something about Cowal

Robin McKelvie, Award-winning Travel Writer & Broadcaster says there's something about Cowal, whilst giving us insight into what makes Cowal so wonderful to visit all year round. Is it the Unique art of the Ark or is it the beautiful Cowal landscape, which makes Cowal a must-visit destination?

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Discover Cowal’s fabulous forests

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to woodlands in Cowal. Argyll Forest Park stretches across much of Cowal and there are precious pockets of ancient Atlantic oakwoods hugging the coast.

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Getting Here

Travel to and from Cowal by bus or car via the A82 along Loch Lomondside and then the A83 over the Rest and Be Thankful, turning south onto the A815 shortly before Cairndow – or by ferry across The Firth of Clyde from Gourock.

A passenger ferry operated by Argyll Ferries links the train station and the car ferry operated by Western Ferries runs from McInroys Point to Hunter’s Quay.

Alternatively, you can take the ferry from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute,
then across to Cowal at the north of the island on the Rhubodach to Colintraive ferry.