Dunoon, Argyll And Bute

Dunoon from above the Firth of Clyde - geograph.org.uk - 1143850

 

 

This started out as a small village clustered around the castle.

It sits on the Firth of Clyde, in Argyll.

Dunoon is worth visiting on any tours of Scotland.

 

Dunoon Castle 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.

Queen Elizabeth visited Dunoon Castle in 1958.

 

The early 19th Century saw the first villas built.

There were steamers across the Clyde from Gourock.

Dunoon developed into a popular holiday resort.

 

There are a number of cruises available on the Clyde, which we at Ireland and Scotland Luxury Tours recommend.

 

It’s a nice part of the world with plenty of history.