Visit Dunoon and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Dunoon, Argyll and Bute. Now a popular holiday resort on the Firth of Clyde, Dunoon until the early 19th century was a small village clustered round the Castle. This was the seat of the High Stewards from the end of the 11th century, but after the accession of the Stuart kings, the Castle passed into the hereditary keepership of the Campbells. In the 1471 Charter the fee for this hereditary keepership was defined as “one red rose when asked for”. In 1958 the Queen (without asking for it) was given this fee on her visit to Dunoon.
The early 19th century, saw the first villas, and soon, with steamers across the Clyde from Gourock, the town developed into a holiday resort. It now has all the usual amenities, but also possesses a wild hinterland country; there are many cruises and tours available. Dunoon too is a yachting centre.
Burns's “Highland Mary” was born near Dunoon, and a statue of her commemorates the fact.
Nearby towns: Gourock, Greenock, Helensburgh, Rothesay
Nearby villages: Ardbeg, Ardentinny, Ardmaleish, Ascog, Auchenbreck, Beach, Benmore, Blairmore, Clachaig, Clynder, Colintraive, Coulport, Cove, Dunans, Garelochhead, Holy Loch, Hunters Quay, Innellan, Inverchaolain, Inverkip, Kerrycroy, Kilcreggan, Kilmun, Kirn, Mountstuart, Port Bannatyne, Port Glasgow, Rhu, Rosneath, Sandbank, Shandon, Skelmorlie, Strachur, Strone, Tighnabruaich, Wemyss Bay
Have you decided to visit Dunoon or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Dunoon bed and breakfast (a Dunoon B&B or Dunoon b and b)
- a Dunoon guesthouse
- a Dunoon hotel (or motel)
- a Dunoon self-catering establishment, or
- other Dunoon accommodation