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County - Argyll | Map
Tel code: 01499 | code search
Postcode: PA23 | code search
Population: 600
Council: Argyll and Bute
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Benmore is a village in the Dunoon area in Argyll and Bute, Scotland situated close to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park within easy reach of Glasgow. Benmore is surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Cowal Peninsula with lochs, rivers, forests and mountains; this idyllic setting is popular with tourist offering a complete range of holiday accommodation from self-catering caravan and lodges to luxury hotels. There are a variety of places to eat from country inns, restaurants, pubs, tea-rooms and cafes and many leisure facilities including golf courses, walking trails, cycle-paths, fishing and water-sports facilities. Attractions include The Benmore Centre, an outdoor activity centre offering adventure activities, sketching and photography. The Benmore Botanic Garden is a large botanic garden in the Eachaig Valley between Dunoon and Loch Eck, with woodland setting, a spectacular avenue of Giant Redwoods, a waterfall and a café and shop. There are forest trails in the Argyll Forest with the opportunity to see red squirrels, golden eagles and ospreys. The Loch Goil Centre has motor boat hire, fishing and areas for picnics. The Castle House Museum is in Dunoon, the principal town in Argyll, telling the story of Cowal archaeology, heritage and culture, there are good shopping facilities, supermarkets, craft and gift shops and The Cowal Gathering (Highland Games) is held here each August.

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Cedar Lodge (1.83 miles)

Cedar Lodge
Bed and Breakfast with a difference. No Fuss .... No pressure....Just time to relax, revitalise, explore and enjoy.
Breakfast in bed - what you want, when you want it or if you prefer you can have ... More | visit website
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Cur at Loch Eck Cottages (3.38 miles)

Cur at Loch Eck Cottages

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Amidst the glorious landscape of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, these two very comfortable cottages command fabulous views over Loch Eck. Enjoying a private setting ... More

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Saltire House (3.90 miles)

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Hafton Castle (4.68 miles)

Hafton Castle

Hafton Castle is a magnificent building located in Hunter’s Quay, just outside Dunoon with sea views. The Castle is set in its own delightful gardens and has a large heated indoor swimming pool. ... More | visit website

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Enmore Hotel (5.24 miles)

Enmore Hotel

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The Enmore Hotel is a small intimate quality establishment handled by a dedicated and qualified management team.
The hotel's ambience is very special with open fires, candlelight and flowers in the ... More

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Lyall Cliff (5.51 miles)

Lyall Cliff
Lyall Cliff self-catering offers two quality self-catering units in a beautiful location directly on the Dunoon Promenade, within 10 minutes' easy walk of the town centre. The units consist of one spacious semi-detached house (Firthview ... More | visit website
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Dhailling Lodge (5.51 miles)

Dhailling Lodge
An oasis of comfort, hospitality, good food and fine wine. Dhailling Lodge offer the perfect location for those seeking a few days solace from the hurly burly of city life, or a base from ... More | visit website
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Argyll Hotel (5.87 miles)

Argyll Hotel

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The Argyll Hotel is Dunoon's most popular hotel. Situated in the heart of town offering a choice of different restaurants under one roof, along with the Clyde Suite Bar. Have ... More

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Selborne Hotel (6.05 miles)

Selborne Hotel

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The Selborne Hotel is a beautiful base from which to explore the rugged mountain scenery of Argyll.The hotel boasts 98 bedrooms all with private facilities. Ground Floor and sea view ... More

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Milton Tower Hotel (6.05 miles)

Milton Tower Hotel
A warm welcome awaits you at Milton Tower from George and Editha. This three star family run establishment is pleasantly situated and commands a magnificent view of the Firth of Clyde and is within easy ... More | visit website

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