Dunoon Loch Lomond & Isle Of Bute 8 Days Selborne
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
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./nMuch of Cowal is covered by The Argyll Forest Park. The Isle of Bute lies to the south of Cowal, across the Kyles of Bute./nKeep a look out for red squirrels and the rope bridges put in place to protect them from road traffic./n
Day 3 - Full Day - Dumbarton & Loch Lomond
Founded in the fifth century, Dumbarton was once the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Strathclyde./nDumbarton Castle, on it's volcanic basalt base, has the longest recorded history of any stronghold in Scotland./nThe Scottish Maritime Museum harks back to the days of Victorian Clyde shipbuilding (Entrance fees apply)./nLoch Lomond is the largest inland stretch of water in Britain (by surface area) at 24 by 4.5 miles./n"Loch Lomond and the Trossachs" was one of the first of the two Scottish national parks, est 2002./nAt the south end of the loch, near Balloch, is the Loch Lomond Shores visitor and shopping complex./n
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Day 5 - Day at Leisure
Day 6 - Full Day - Isle of Bute
Bute was known to the Vikings as Rothesay, a name now applied to the island's main settlement./nThe circular Rothesay castle (Entrance fees may apply) dates back to the beginning of the 13th century./nBute is home to a several ruined chapels, such as St. Blanes Chapel and St. Ninjans Point./n
Day 7 - Tighnabruaich Half Day
The 'secret coast' of Argyll is popular among sailing enthusiasts and is famed for its championship winning shinty team. /nTighnabruaich recently featured in the Channel 4 programme 'Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages'. /nThe village offers several small shops, a bank, a post office and two cafes as well as views of Rubha Dubh headland on Bute./n
Day 8 - Return Travel
Superbly situated looking south across the Clyde with pleasant lawns reaching down to the promenade and water’s edge. The Selborne Hotel is a favourite amongst tourists searching for coach holidays to Dunoon. 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. The Selborne Hotel has 98 bedrooms with central heating and private bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. Entertainment is provided most evenings in the bar lounge. The lift serves almost all rooms.