Dunoon is a quaint little seaside tourist town on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyle, Scotland. The area has been inhabited off and on since about 1050 when it is estimated that Dunoon Castle was first built on a high hill the overlooks the town and the surrounding area. To the locals, Dunoon is a resort town for both the rich and the no-so-rich alike. Travel to and from Dunoon is made easy by air, train, ferry, bus and automobile.
The Cowal Highland Gathering
The Cowal Highland Gathering is a multifaceted three-day dance, Pipe Band Solo Piping and athletics competition that has been held here annually since 1894. Participants come from Scottish communities all over the world.
Accommodations include hotels of many classes and price points, and locally owned and operated bed and breakfast establishments famous for their quaint Scottish appeal.
Dunoon attracts international and local visitors because of its unparalleled natural beauty and history. A few of its main attractions include the Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, the Benmore Botanic Gardens, Morag's Fairy Glen and Castle House Museum.
Being a coastal tourist town, there is sailing, quadbike riding, golfing, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, biking, bowling and a lot of local shopping.
Dunoon offers its visitors the finest in its shopping district, from the essentials (medicine and souvenirs) to the eclectic. Dunoon is home to many local artisans and craftsmen, and artists who travel the world selling their wares, not only to local tourists, but to serious art collectors worldwide.