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Dunoon Loch Lomond Isle Of Bute

Resort - Dunoon

Overview

Dunoon is splendidly situated on the western shores of the Firth of Clyde, where Loch Long and Holy Loch join the sea. It boasts some lovely gardens, two bays, and a flat promenade - perfect for that most traditional of seaside occupations, strolling along the prom! There is a modern indoor swimming pool with solarium and sauna, bowling greens, squash and tennis courts and both 9 and 18 hole golf courses. There are two cinemas and, in the season, entertainment at the Queens Hall. Within just a few miles is some of Scotland's most spectacular mountain scenery in the Argyll Forest Park. The journeys along Loch Eck and to Colintraive are amongst the most memorable anywhere in Scotland.

Prices from

£437 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 410M

Tour: Dunoon Loch Lomond Isle Of Bute

Resort: Dunoon

Days: 8

Date Travelling: 02 July 2022

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: Selborne Hotel

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - The Cowal Peninsula Half Day

  • Flanked by Loch Long and Loch Fyne, the Cowal Peninsula is a landscape of contrasts, from Munros to seaside villages.
  • Much of Cowal is covered by The Argyll Forest Park. The Isle of Bute lies to the south of Cowal, across the Kyles of Bute.
  • Keep a look out for red squirrels and the rope bridges put in place to protect them from road traffic.

Day 3 - Dumbarton & Loch Lomond

  • Founded in the fifth century, Dumbarton was once the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Strathclyde.
  • Dumbarton Castle, on it's volcanic basalt base, has the longest recorded history of any stronghold in Scotland.
  • The Scottish Maritime Museum harks back to the days of Victorian Clyde shipbuilding (Entrance fees apply).
  • Loch Lomond is the largest inland stretch of water in Britain (by surface area) at 24 by 4.5 miles.
  • "Loch Lomond and the Trossachs" was one of the first of the two Scottish national parks, est 2002.
  • At the south end of the loch, near Balloch, is the Loch Lomond Shores visitor and shopping complex.

Day 4 - Day at Leisure

Day 5 - Day at Leisure

Day 6 - Isle of Bute

  • Bute was known to the Vikings as Rothesay, a name now applied to the island's main settlement.
  • The circular Rothesay castle (Entrance fees may apply) dates back to the beginning of the 13th century.
  • Bute is home to a several ruined chapels, such as St. Blanes Chapel and St. Ninjans Point.

Day 7 - Tighnabruaich Half Day

  • The 'secret coast' of Argyll is popular among sailing enthusiasts and is famed for its championship winning shinty team.
  • Tighnabruaich recently featured in the Channel 4 programme 'Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages'.
  • The village offers several small shops, a bank, a post office and two cafes as well as views of Rubha Dubh headland on Bute.

Day 8 - Return Travel

Selborne Hotel

Superbly situated looking south across the Clyde with pleasant lawns reaching down to the promenade and water's edge. All the public rooms and many of the bedrooms offer uninterrupted views of the river which is a constant source of interest. Ground floor areas include a TV lounge, bar lounge with dance floor, quiet lounge and games room.

Contact Details

Selborne Hotel
Clyde Street

Tel No: 01369 702761

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