Here at Rosneath Castle we’re blessed with a truly stunning location on Gare Loch – and there is so much to see, do and explore nearby.
Whilst you plan ahead for your next holiday it’s important to take some time to research the beauty of our local area – you really will be spoilt for choice. We are the perfect base to explore Argyll and the highlands and islands…
Explore the Clyde Sea Lochs & islands
There is no better way to explore this stunning landscape than by jumping on your bike or in your car and enjoy a breathtaking trip along the coast.
The Clyde Sea Lochs Trail is a fabulous route spanning 65 miles that links a necklace of coastal communities that sit along the western edge of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.
Along the way you will explore castles, gardens, history, wildlife, seashore and woodland walks, coastal and mountain scenery, a Geocache trail, must see buildings and great places to eat. The route is packed with information panels at nine sites along the way, containing details of their origins, scenery, wildlife and communities.
For the more active, with more than 35 miles of dedicated cycle ways and/or quiet roads, the Clyde Sea Lochs Trail makes for an ideal cycling tour. The trail is easy to follow – just look out for the Clyde Sea Lochs Trail logo. Why not download a copy of the route here.
See our region from a different perspective
Why not enjoy a different take on our stunning local environment – and take to the water! It’s a great way to see our landscape from a different angle. One of the easiest ways to do this is by taking one of the local ferries that link the Rosneath Peninsula on which our park sites with the mainland at Gourock.
The ferry leaves from the nearby village of Kircleggan, which is a five minute drive away from our caravan park. The ferry from Kircleggan only take around 15 minutes to cross the Firth Of Clyde and operates all year round.
When in Gourock you can either explore this pretty port town, which was a popular destination for Glaswegian day trippers, with its ice-cream parlours and open-air swimming pool or head on further. Head east to the neighbouring town of Greenock, an historic industrial town with a rich heritage, or head west and jump aboard your next ferry – this one will take you back across the Firth Of Clyde to the Cowal Peninsula.
The main attraction on the Cowal Peninsula is Dunoon, which is one of the Firth of Clyde’s foremost resorts. It’s built around the historic Castle Mound and is famous for its large Victorian Pier.
Dunoon also boasts an attractive promenade, Here you can take a walk along the high street and browse the selection of craft shops and galleries, or enjoy a refreshment in one of the cafes or restaurants.
For more information about things to see and do nearby visit the Wild About Argyll website here… or the Visit Scotland website here.
For more information about things to see and do you can also view our pages on holidays in west Scotland here.