Dunoon, Loch Lomond & Oban 8 Days - Selborne Hotel
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 - Benmore Botanic Garden
A 120-acre, mountainside garden which is surrounded by the dramatic scenery of Argyllshire, Benmore is home to a world-famous collection of plants. Renowned for its fine collection of rhododendrons and conifers, there are towering redwoods, spectacular viewpoints and a stroll can bring you close encounters with red squirrels, sparrow hawks and, if you’re really lucky, golden eagles soaring high above. /n
Day 3 - Luss & Loch Lomond Cruise
The pretty conservation village of Luss lies on the west banks of mighty Loch Lomond. A settlement since medieval times, much of the current village dates from the 18th and 19th centuries having been developed to house workers from the nearby quarries. Covered in rambling roses, the pretty cottages line the narrow streets that lead down to the waterfront providing magnificent views of the loch and the surrounding hills and mountains. Later in the day we take to the waters itself with an circular cruise to take in the scenery with informative commentary keeping us entertained along the way. /n
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Day 5 - Day at Leisure
Day 6 - Full day to Oban
Known as the Gateway to the Isles, this bustling port on the Firth of Lorne commands fine views of the Argyll coast. Shops are along the sea front around the “little bay”, which gives Oban its name and fresh fish is always for sale on the busy pier and regular ferries leave from the harbour to the Hebridean Islands. McCaigs Tower dominates the skyline overlooking the harbour and other major landmarks include the pink granite cathederal and 600 year old ruined keep of Dunollie Castle. On our journey we pass Inveraray, seat of the Dukes of Argyll, Loch Awe and the remarkable Falls of Lora./n
Day 7 - Day at Leisure
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.