Rothesay and Cowal
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Rothesay and Cowal
Rothesay is the principle town on the Isle of Bute, which has a wonderful location dominating the entrance to the Clyde. From Bute a small ferry at Colintraive makes the hop over to the Cowal penninsula which like much of Argyll is stunningly beautiful. As part of a tour of Argyll there is much to recommend in taking the Portavadie to Tarbert ferry from off the Cowal penninsula to Kintyre and then travelling on to Islay.
Things to do in Rothesay and Cowal
Argyll Forest Park
Argyll Forest Park is a land of rocky peaks and hidden glens, quiet sea lochs, and rushing rivers. Established in 1935, it is Britain's oldest forest park - and some say the best!
Benmore Botanic Garden
Benmore Botanic Garden is a large botanic garden located at Strath Eachaig, at the foot of Beinn Mhòr, at the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. The gardens are at the western side of the A815 way from Dunoon, among Holy Loch and Loch Eck, and include footbridges across the River Eachaig. It is one of the sites of the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh.
Mount Stuart House, is a country house on the east coast on Scotland, designed in the Gothic Revival style and the former home of the Marquesses of Bute. It was built by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson for the third Marquess in the late 1870s, replacing an earlier house by Alexander McGill, which burned down in 1877. The house is a building listed Grade A.
Rothesay Castle is a ruined castle located in Rothesay, the main town on the island of Bute, in the Scottish administrative division of Argyll and Bute. This castle has been called "one of the most remarkable in Scotland" for its long history dating back to the 13th century and its unusual circular plan. It consists of a massive wall, reinforced by four round towers, with an advanced 16th-century defensive structure, surrounded by a wide moat.