Dunoon, Oban & Loch Lomond 7 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 - Oban
The principal town on the west coast is the gateway to the isles has an array of interesting shops. /nOban War & Peace Museum (free entry, donations welcome) explores the town's history and its strategic role in times of war./nOban Distillery runs daily tours (entry fees apply) with expert guides explaining the different stages of whisky production./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Day 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - 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.