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looking for things to see and do in Loch Eck/dunoon as a family

Hello everyone, I have booked a lodge stay at loch Eck with my husband and 6 year old and wondered if anyone has particular advice of great places to go or things to do as a family  around this area IN Oct ? Husband walks with a stick so big long walks are out . Thanks :)

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  • HorizonsHorizons Member, VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭✭
    Hiya pm1,

    We visited Dunoon recently & highly recommend visiting the Benmore Botanical Gardens. It's most striking feature, 49 American Redwoods, are located just after the entrance & a large (and very picturesque) part of the gardens is flat so you & your husband should be able to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the gardens.

    We'd also highly recommend Puck's glen but there are a number of steps in the trail so it's not the most accessibility friendly.

    Finally, the village to Inveraray is a short drive & is a unique, fun & scenic place to visit (the castle & the jail are big tourist draws).

    Hope this helps :smile:
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  • pm1pm1 Member
    Thank you very much for your rsuggestion. Mount stuart is great .We have stayed on Bute a couple of times and had a visit to the house :)
  • pm1pm1 Member
    Thank you horizons for all your suggestions too. Will definitley check out the gardens and the glen and might take a wee trip back to Inverary too :)
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