Dunoon Holidays - Accommodation, Things to Do & See

Perhaps Dunoon holidays are not the top of some peoplesAlfa Travel Holidays holiday list when thinking of a holiday in Scotland. However there is actually lots to see and do in and around the Cowal Peninsula. Dunoon is situated in Scotland’s first National Park with the Argyll Forest Park and the mountains and mountains and lochs of the southern highlands. Accommodation options include hotels, log cabin, camping, holiday apartment or you could opt for a self catering holiday cottage.

Dunoon is a small town on the coast of Scotland, but it has some big surprises up its sleeve. The Dunoon area offers an abundance of activities for visitors to enjoy including golfing, walking trails, and beaches. There are also some beautiful gardens that you can visit if you happen to be in the area during their spring or summer seasons. For any visitor looking for relaxation with a side of adventure, this hidden gem should not be missed!


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Dunoon Hotels - Selborne Hotel

The Selborne Hotel offers stunning views over the Clyde with access to the promenade and water’s edge at the end of the hotels front lawn. The hotel is a short walk to the town centre and around a 10 minute walk to the Victorian pier. Nearby There are also a number of fast food outlets (chip shops etc.) The village of Hunters Quay is around 10 minutes away by car.

This is a popular hotel owned by Leisureplex who have over 20 hotels around the UK. The hotel is used by holiday company Alfa Travel who offer holidays at the hotel with their various coach holidays and tours.

The hotel has just under 100 rooms which have central heating and private bath or shower and WC. There are a number of single rooms as well as double bedrooms and twin rooms. All bedrooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer plus TV with radio channels. There is lift access to most rooms. Free WiFi in public areas and all bedrooms. There is a no smoking policy throughout the hotel including the bedrooms. There are some rooms on the ground floor.

Most important for many guests there is entertainment provided most evenings in the bar lounge. Food is served in the large restaurant, which has magnificent sea views. For more information on the Selborne Hotel > click here

Selborne Hotel
The Selborne Hotel in Dunoon
Selborne Hotel Restaurant
Selborne Leisureplex Hotel
Selborne Hotel - Bedroom
Selborne Dunoon
Selborne Hotel lawn and view
Selborne Hotel View
View from the Selborne Hotel

Alfa Travel Dunoon Holidays & Tours

All of the coach holidays and tours below are based at the popular Selborne Hotel in Dunoon. Accommodation options include single rooms, twin and double bedrooms.All of the holidays are subject to availability. Holiday details may change depending on the date you book. Check the full itinerary details before you confirm you holiday reservation on the Alfa Travel website. 

You can check availability, prices and the lastest itineraries for these trips > click here

Holiday / TourDurationInformation
Dunoon Rothesay Glasgow8 DaysSelborne HotelDunoon, Glasgow, Lochgoilhead Half Day, The Cowal Peninsula Half Day, Isle of Bute
Dunoon Rothesay Glasgow7 DaysSelborne HotelDunoon, Glasgow, The Cowal Peninsula Half Day, Lochgoilhead Half Day, Isle of Bute
Dunoon Argyll8 DaysSelborne HotelDunoon, Loch Lomond & Helensburgh, Lochgoilhead Half Day, Isle of Bute, The Cowal Peninsula Half Day
Ancestral Homes Of Scotland5 DaysSelborne HotelDunoon, Mount Stuart, Inveraray Castle
Dunoon Isle Of Bute8 DaysSelborne HotelDunoon, Lochgoilhead Half Day, Isle of Bute, Oban
Arran Cumbrae8 DaysSelborne HotelDunoon, Arran, Cumbrae
Dunoon Isle Of Bute5 DaysSelborne HotelDunoon, Isle of Bute, Oban
Scottish Fairytale Castles Lochs7 DaysSelborne HotelDunoon, Mount Stuart, Inveraray Castle, Lochgoilhead Half Day
Historic Houses Of Scotland8 DaysSelborne HotelDunoon, Mount Stuart, Inveraray Castle, Lochgoilhead Half Day, Ardgowan
Dunoon5 DaysSelborne HotelDunoon, Dumbarton & Loch Lomond, Oban
Dunoon Oban Glasgow5 DaysSelborne HotelDunoon, Oban, Glasgow with Guide

Alfa Travel Self Drive Hotel Breaks in Dunoon

Selborne hotel breaks, self drive holidays are also available from Alfa Travel where you can enjoy all the hotel facilities and have the freedom to explore and travel as you wish. Selborne self drive holidays are available for 2,3,4,6,7 night durations. The prices usually include your breakfast, evening meal and of course the accommodation 

For further information on Alfa Travel self drive holidays staying in Dunoon > click here

What To Do In Dunoon and the Cowal Peninsula

What you can do and see will depend on when you plan to visit. During the summer there is the famous Cowal Highland Gathering, the largest Highland Games in Europe. This event also incorporates the World Highland Dancing Championships. While in Dunoon you could also visit the amazing Benmore Botanic Gardens. Other attractions include Dunoon Castle, Dunoon‘s 2 screen independent cinema, Argyll Forest Park, a trip on the Waverley paddle steamer (if available) or the Glenfinart Walled Garden. 

Dunoon Attractions

Distances shown are approximate and are from the Selborne Hotel in Dunoon

  • Benmore Gardens 8 miles
  • Hunters Quay – 3 miles
  • Castle House Museum – under 1 mile
  • Dunoon Victorian Pier – under 1 mile
  • Castle House Museum – under 1 mile
  • Pucks Glen – 7 miles
  • West Bay – under 1 mile
  • Studio Cinema – under 1 mile
  • Glenfinart Walled Garden – 16 miles
  • Gourock – 6 miles (via ferry)
Dunoon Holidays - Entrance to benmore botanic gardens
Dunoon Holidays bridge at Benmore Botanic Garden

Weather for Dunoon

Table shows the Dunoon weather (averages)

For the latest projections and the current weather for Dunoon > click here
(this will take you to the BBC Dunoon weather page.  

January20 days
February17 days
March18 days
April11° 13 days
May14° 14 days
June16° 11°13 days
July18° 13°15 days
August18° 13°16 days
September15° 11°17 days
October12° 19 days
November20 days
December20 days

Dunoon Holidays FAQ

Here are some of the FAQ – frequently asked questions about Dunoon.

What is the address for the Selborne Hotel?

The address for the Selborne hotel in Dunoon is 
Clyde Street
PA23 7HT

What is the phone number for the Selborne Hotel in Dunoon?

The phone number for the Selborne hotel in Dunoon is 01369 702761

Is there free WiFi at the Selborne Hotel?

The Selborne hotel offers Free WiFi in public areas and all bedrooms

Can I book Dunoon Holiday Cottages

You can book holiday Cottages & Lodges in Dunoon with Sykes Cottages > click here

Where are the Alfa Travel pick up points for Dunoon Coach Holidays?

For Alfa Travel Scottish holidays and all their British holidays you can find your local pick up point by clicking > here
There are departure points all over the UK

What is the population of Dunoon?

The population of Dunoon is under just under 10,000 (approx)

Where is the Dunoon ferry terminal?

The Dunoon ferry terminal address is
Dunoon Ferry Terminal, Dunoon PA23 7HJ

Dunoon Gourock ferry

The ferry service from Gourock to Dunoon is operated by Caledonian MacBrayne who operate a frequent daily passenger ferry service between Gourock and Dunoon town centres.  Perfect for a day trip.

For further details > click here

Dunoon to Glasgow

Dunoon to Glasgow by bus – check with Citylink
Alternatively get the ferry from Dunoon to Gourock and either a train or bus from there to Glasgow

How long is the ferry from Gourock to Dunoon?

The crossing time between Dunoon and Gourock is usually around 23-25 minutes.

Dunoon weather today?

You can check the weather in Dunoon today on the BBC weather page for Dunoon > click here

Dunoon Bus timetable

You will find details and links for the following Dunoon bus services > click here

  • Dunoon – Colintraive – Rothesay
  • Dunoon – Strachur – St. Catherines – Cairndow – Inveraray
  • Dunoon – Strachur – St. Catherines – Lochgoilhead – Carrick Castle
  • Dunoon – Tighnabruaich – Portavadie
    Dunoon Ferry Terminal – Milton – Dunoon Grammar School
  • Ferry Terminal – Ardenslate Road – Kirn Brae – Alexandra Parade – Ferry Terminal
  • Hunters Quay – Dunoon – Upper Kirn – Milton
  • Toward – Dunoon – Ardentinny
Does Dunoon have a beach?

Dunoon has a shingle beach.  

Is there a castle near Dunoon?

Dunoon Castle lies at opposite end of the shingle beach.

Dunoon Ferry

If you are looking for a Dunoon ferry you have a couple of options.


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