If you are looking to indulge in some interesting activities during your trip to Argyll, you will not be disappointed.
The Cowal Peninsula is world famous for its natural beauty and fascinating Clan history, and there are some incredible sights to see, as well as activities for all ages.

Benmore Botanic Garden

Benmore is a magnificent 120-acre mountainside Garden surrounded by the dramatic scenery of Argyllshire. Steeped in history, Benmore is home to a world-famous collection of plants.

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Studio Cinema Dunoon

Studio Cinema, known originally as ‘Studio A’, is an independent two-screen cinema with a team of 7 based in Dunoon.

Opening as a single screen cinema in a purpose-built building in the early 70’s. By 1980 it had been divided into two screens and has a seating capacity of 168 in screen ‘A’, and 70 in screen ‘B’. Originally shown movies from a Film projector (typically 35mm) and only opening seasonally Studio Cinema has come a long way since then and is a fully Digital film theatre open 7 days a week.

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Waverley Excursions

Waverley is named after Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley novels. She was built to replace the 1899 Waverley which was sunk by enemy action on May 29, 1940 at Dunkirk.

Waverley’s keel was laid on December 27, 1945 but due to material shortages after the war, she was not ready for launch until October 2, 1946. It wasn’t until the following year on January 20, 1947 that she was towed to Greenock for the installation of her boiler and engines. Her maiden voyage was on June 16, 1947.

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Cowal Golf Club

Cowal overlooks the Firth of Clyde in the Cowal Peninsula and resides in the town of Dunoon.
Driving off from the first tee beside the clubhouse there is a gradual incline to the green. From there you can enjoy magnificent views down the Firth of Clyde to the Isles of Bute and Arran, and, in the distance, the gannet Ailsa Craig rising out of the sea off the Ayrshire coast at Turnberry. The fifth is an excellent par three, while the sixth and seventh hold panoramic views over the Firth to the east and Cowal Hills to the west.

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Inveraray Jail

Step through the doors of Inveraray Jail and step back in time to a 19th-century prison. Experience what life was like for the real men, women and children – some as young as seven – who were tried and locked up here. Explore the atmospheric historic buildings at your leisure and meet the costumed characters who animate the past in this unique living museum.

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Cowal Gathering

The Cowal Gathering held in Dunoon, Argyll, is the largest, most spectacular Highland games in the world. Nowhere else will you see world-class pipers, dancers and athletes competing on such a scale. It’s an unbeatable event for all the family. Just ask the 23,000 visitors who come here every year to soak up the unique, friendly atmosphere and stunning Highland location.

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Argyll Ferries

Caledonian MacBrayne operates a frequent daily passenger ferry service between Gourock and Dunoon town centres. Gourock train station is situated at the ferry terminal and with combined ferry and rail tickets available it’s also the quickest route to Glasgow Central from Dunoon town centre.

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Western Ferries

Western Ferries is a privately owned company which has operated the short 20 minute ferry crossing between Hunter’s Quay (Dunoon) and McInroy’s Point (Gourock) across the Firth of Clyde since 1973. This route links the central belt of Scotland with the Cowal peninsula and beyond.

Vehicle ferries which provide a regular and frequent service, delivering nearly 32,000 sailings, early morning to late at night, over 365 days a year.

*Purchase discount tickets at ticket agents before you board.*

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