Situated in a stunning location with uninterrupted views across the loch and the surrounding…
Set between the woods and the water, visitors to this centuries-old loch-side hotel can look forward to losing themselves in the astounding view across Loch Fyne. The reputation of the area's provender is well-established; this is matched by beers from the Fyne microbrewery at the head of the loch. A pint and a seat on the terrace is a restful way to pass time while considering the menu's daily-changing dishes. Eat outside, dine in the bistro-style MacPhunn's bar or the more formal Loch Fyne dining room; try Ramsay haggis, creamy mash, buttered neeps and whisky sauce; or West Coast fillet of salmon, crushed potato, spinach with white wine and prawn sauce.
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This is a county that’s all about awe-inspiring landscapes and unique island cultures. Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney put the area on the map when he wrote Mull of Kintyre, recorded in 1977 with the local pipe band backing his group. Kintyre is a long, thin peninsula that points south from the mainland, sheltering the mouth of the Firth of Clyde from the open sea. It’s very nearly an island, with just a narrow isthmus connecting it with Knapdale, to the north.
Tucked away at the end of the Firth of Clyde, Bute has been the holiday playground for generations of Glaswegians and is home to some of the finest golden beaches anywhere on the west coast. It may not boast the wild mountain grandeur of some of Scotland’s other islands, but Bute is blessed with swathes of heathery moorland and a range of low, fertile hills, perfect for walking and studying the local wildlife. Such is the variety of landscapes that make up this county.
To experience the sights and sounds of the area, visit Dunoon in late August for the Cowal Highland Gathering, when more than 150 pipe bands from all over the world compete for prestigious trophies.
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