Scottish resort hotel on the Cowal Peninsular
Overlooking the Firth of Clyde, the Glenmorag Hotel Dunoon is set amidst some fantastic scenery within Scotlands Argyll County.
The hilltop property offers guests the opportunity to indulge in famous Scottish landscapes, take part in exhilarating activities, or visit areas of historic interest.
Set in its own private grounds, the hotels 75 guestrooms, all of which feature private en-suite bathrooms, are stylish and comfortable. Each includes a television, telephone, and tea and coffee making facilities, as well as clean, tasteful dcor. Much of the hotel has been sympathetically renovated but many of the original features of this one-time mansion house are still on display.
Many of the bedrooms face out onto the Firth as does the hotels elegant ballroom and dining room. Here guests can relax and enjoy dining whilst looking out upon the choppy waters.
The hotel grounds make for a pleasant environment in which to stroll. Of course the Scottish countryside is very popular for those partaking in such activities and hillwalking, hiking, and climbing are favoured pursuits in the region. There are certainly enough gardens, parks, and wildlife within the area to keep walkers busy for longer than their designated stay.
The town of Dunoon annually hosts the Cowal Gathering, an event which is sought out by thousands of spectators every year, Named for the peninsular the town sits upon, the gathering is the largest Highland Games event in the World. Hundreds of competitors take place in events such as tossing the caber and tug-of-war, whilst pipe bands and dancers entertain the spectators. Anybody staying at the Glenmorag Hotel Dunoon during August should definitely attend the event.
Slightly further afield, visitors can again make the most of the landscape, taking part in extreme sports such as mountain-biking and jet-skiing, going for a boat ride on a nearby loch (of which Loch Striven and Loch Long are closest), or even visiting a local whisky distillery, which is always a popular choice in the region. Loch Lomond, the largest lake by surface area in Great Britain, is also within a comfortable distance of the town.
Of course, it wouldnt be Scotland without a golf course, and sure enough, there are plenty to visit in the region. Cowal Golf Club is closest, located just north of the town, whilst Loch Lomond club is one of the finest in the world.
Those with an interest in history may like to visit Inveraray Castle, a stunning building which features a wonderful garden to walk around, guided or not, as well as tearooms for delightful refreshments. Mount Stuart is another popular destination. This gothic mansion is often described as a work of art, and includes a great deal of religious and historic relics.
Guests that fancy a little culture or city excitement may choose to make their way to Glasgow, which is just 21 miles away. Here they can relish in city life, enjoying theatres, restaurants, museums, and the likes. After a busy day in the city though, the Glenmorag Hotel Dunoon makes for a fine endpoint, offering a quiet and restful night.