Cycling, sailing, fishing, golf, walking – and much, much more – when it comes to the Great Outdoors, Dunoon offers the visitor a terrific range of activities all set in the most amazing scenery.

Studio Cinema

Everyone knows it’s not always sunny in Scotland and Dunoon is well prepared for the rain.

If you find you holiday a little bit damp then why not visit our local family run cinema which has 2 screens & show the latest releases.

Click the link below to find out what’s showing & even information on the Kids Saturday Club.

Taylor's Amusement Arcade

You can’t visit a seaside town without popping into the Amusement Arcade, and Dunoon has its very own Arcade on the Main Street, where kids of all ages can spend hours playing on the Arcade Games.

Crazy Golf

Imagine challenging your family or friends to a game of Crazy Golf, under the watchful eye of our very own Highland Mary.

Our crazy golf course is situated right on the shore side & can be a a great way to spend your afternoon.

Then walk along the promenade eating ice cream, obviously bought by the Winner.

Riverside Swimming Pool

We have 2 pools for our customers to enjoy:
Our teaching pool is perfect for parents with young children. It is ideal for splashing around or learning your first strokes!

Our main pool is 25m long, making it a great place for a nice relaxing swim or a workout. It also caters for a variety of fun activities such as kayaking, water aerobics, children’s fun sessions and much more.

Riverside Fitness Suite

Our fitness suite boasts a wide range of fitness equipment manufactured by some of the best names in the business!

The suite offers customers the ability to work out using both free weights and machine weights that provide you with the perfect way to tone and shape up. You can also enjoy a full range of cardio vascular equipment to help you achieve your fitness.

We have qualified gym instructors on duty to provide you with a high standard of professional care as well as personalised fitness programmes and regular abdominal classes – free of charge!

Sailing and Kayaking

Dunoon’s Holy Loch Marina is surrounded by some of the finest scenery you will find anywhere. The Marina offers a secure haven and first-class facilities for the sailor and yachtsman, including an on-site chandler and coffee shop, a laundry and showers.
The coastline around Dunoon is a paradise for sea kayakers and there are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the wonderfully clear water for both beginner and advanced level kayakers.

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Mountain Biking and Road Cycling

Dunoon has some of the most stunning cycling facilities in the whole of the UK, so if you are an offroad enthusiast check out the hills and tracks behind Dunoon for a truly awesome experience.

If you are a road cyclist, the roads around Dunoon and Cowal are simply world class, whether you take a leisurely ride along the coast line or a more strenuous road run round about the coast and hills of the CowalPeninsula, all picturesque roads lead you back to the starting point of Dunoon town centre.


These days town centres all seem identical to each other, with the same High Street shops and the same lack of character. However, Dunoon’s vibrant town centre boasts many independent shops that you will not see elsewhere, and the visitor will be delighted with these unique retail outlets.

Historic Attractions

Castle House Museum
This delightful museum set in beautiful surroundings is an absolute must-see, and will tell you all you need to know about the history of the local area. Open Monday to Saturday 10.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m. (Easter to October).

Cowalfest Walking and Outdoor Festival

Cowalfest Walking & Outdoor Festival
6th to 15th October 2017

Cowalfest 2017 takes place from 6th to 15th October. The main attraction of the programme is a wide range of activities offering everything from walks and talks, runs and ceilidhs, cycle rides and tours. Cowalfest is for all ages, fitness levels and interests; whether you’re a hardy hill walker, a heritage buff, a family group, a wildlife fan or someone who likes to be busy and learn new skills on holiday – you will find a wealth of events to fill your days and evenings during Cowalfest.

Cowalfest – on the Cowal peninsula in Argyll – only an hour from Glasgow – 01369 703 785

The Cowal Highland Gathering

The dates for the 2017 Gathering will be the 24th, 25th and 26th August.

Join around 23,000 people who visit every year to soak up the unique, friendly atmosphere and stunning Highland location.

The Cowal Highland Gathering is the largest highland gathering in the UK and is host to the World Highland Dancing Championships and the oldest pipe band championship in the world as well as heavy athletics competitions, traditional wrestling and solo piping competitions. Cowal Gathering is a truly international event with competitors and spectators travelling from as far afield as Canada, Australia and New Zealand to be part of a unique experience.

2016 will also see the Gathering continue with a wide range of free family entertainment. Popular elements like the come and try mountain bike track, kids craft workshops, exciting perfmormance arena acts, kids entertainers and others to be confirmed will combine with the traditional elements to ensure that the Cowal Highland Gathering will continue to be a fantastic family day out.



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'Faith in Cowal' Pilgrimage Tourism Project


This project explores and promotes the Cowal peninsula as a destination for ‘faith tourism’ or pilgrimage. Find out about the archaeology and history of the various sites, the stories of the associated saints, and the lives of the modern Christian communities of the area.

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