Dunoon is the main resort on the beautiful Cowal Peninsula and the maritime gateway to the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
This one of the Firth of Clyde’s foremost resorts is built around the historic Castle Mound and famous for its large Victorian pier.
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.
You will find plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures, including kayaking, sailing, walking and the chance to explore Cowals beaches.
In the village of Tighnabruaich, designed by artist David Blair and was built by Blair and other members of Tighnabruaich Extinction Bellion over a two- week period.
The Ark structure Vaults a 20-metre-long, six-metre-high wooden Ark – and was intended to raise awareness of the climate emergency, the sturcture stands as a symbol of strength and urgency, when working together to combat climate change.
Climb up to the Ark and look across to the beautiful views surrounding Cowal.
DUNOON BURGH HALL
The recently refurbished Dunoon Burgh Hall is open to all as a creative, cultural hub for Cowal. The historic “B” listed building is now a fully accessible venue for exhibitions, performances and gatherings. Alongside a gallery and theatre, the venue offers creative workshop spaces and a café.
The restoration of Dunoon Burgh Hall is an inspiring story of a small Scottish community coming together to preserve its rich, cultural heritage. The building was rescued from demolition by the community, who worked with the John McAslan Family Trust to purchase it from Fyne Homes housing association in 2008 for a token £1.