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Best things to do in Dunoon

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Garden
“Benmore Botanic Garden, set amidst spectacularly rugged mountain scenery north of Glasgow at the southern end of Loch Eck, is part of Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden. The avenue of giant Californian redwoods planted in 1863 line the long driveway to the property, where you'll be rewarded with a chance to wander around more than 300 different species of rhododendron and azaleas. Other highlights include Puck's Hut, a wooden memorial to Isaac Bayley Balfour who had the idea to create the gardens, and a bronze statue dating from 1875 (A boy with two dolphins) donated by the owner of adjacent Benmore House (now an outdoor learning center). Nearby Argyll Forest Park is also well worth checking out. Established in 1935, it was the first of its kind in Britain and boasts an impressive 186 mi network of footpaths.”
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Trail
“great walk - beautiful scenery, steep hill up and down, not for wet weather but otherwise well worth a visit.”
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Movie Theatre
“Local cinema showing a good range of films. Film club on a saturday. www.studiocinema.co.uk/”
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History Museum
“This Museum, overlooks Dunoon's Victorian Pier, tells the story of the times in a modern style. for opening times please check website www.castlehousemuseum.org.uk”
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Gastropub
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“The Villagers Royal is a traditional Highland Hotel, the bar serves an excellent selection of Highland Malts, Alcoholic Spirits, Ales, Lagers, Beers also an excellent selection of non alcoholic beverages, all in a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. There is also an excellent Restaurant serving the most delicious cuisine, generous portions providing excellent value for money. ”
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Bar
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“Good standard of food where you can get a cocktail as well as a good range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks”
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Lodging
“The Osborne Hotel serves excellent local cuisine cooked to perfection and to ones personal presences. Enjoy breath taking Sea Views whilst dining in the most friendly atmosphere. We recommend that our guests book a table in advance of their stay to avoid disappointment.”
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Establishment
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Pub
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“This is a great traditional pub which serves local food and lots of Scottish beers. Popular, so book ahead and ask for the seat in the bay window for the best views!”
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Point of Interest
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Establishment
Book Store
“An Independent bookstore, a quirky place packed full of books to suit everyone. Located on Argyll Street, Dunoon.”
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Home Goods Store
“Unique gift shop with memories of Dunoon and The Clyde's fabulous heritage and other unusual, quality and quirky ideas. You can get some great unusual gifts here”
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Point of Interest
“The Riverside Leisure Centre is newly refurbished and has a Swimming Pool with Slide Fumes, a Baby Pool, Gymnasium and Cafe.”
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Farm
“The only 5 star centre in Scotland for Quad Biking, Clay Pigeon Shooting and Archery, as rated by Visit Scotland.”
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