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Dunoon, Argyll and Bute

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Dunoon, Argyll and Bute

Dunoon (Dùn Omhain in Gaelic) is a resort town situated on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll, Scotland. It sits on the Firth of Clyde to the south of Holy Loch and to the west of Gourock.
Post townDUNOON
Administrative CountyArgyll and Bute
Traditional CountyArgyllshire
OS GridNS1776
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01369
Populationexcluding Sandbank

Other names by which Dunoon, Argyll and Bute has been known in the past

Dunoon and Kilmun ~ Tom A Mhoid

Dunoon, Argyll and Bute in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Dunoon, town, Cowall dist., Argyllshire, on W. shore of Firth of Clyde, 27 miles by river from Glasgow, pop. 4692; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 3 newspapers; extends more than 3 miles along the coast, and consists of Hunter's Quay to the N., Kirn, and Dunoon proper to the S., each with its separate steamboat pier. At the beginning of the present century it was a mere fishing village; it is now one of the most extensive watering-places on the Clyde. The mildness of its climate, and the amenity of its situation, have caused it to be selected as the site of a convalescent home. On a conical hill above the pier are the ruins of the old castle of Dunoon, formerly a residence of the Argyll family; adjacent is the modern castle of Dunoon.

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