Cowal is perfect for a day trip from Central Scotland, it is just over one hour’s drive from Glasgow and two hours from Edinburgh.
You can choose to come over the spectacular A83 and enjoy the drive as part of your trip, or via Caledonian MacBrayne or Western Ferries from Gourock to Dunoon. It is perfectly possible to do the round trip in a day if you particularly want a drive to see spectacular scenery. For a day trip, depending on your interests, there is a great choice of walking and cycling routes to be had from serious hill walking to a ramble along the coast. The historic gardens of Benmore, Ardkinglas and Kilmun are a popular choice or for the more active, you can try horse riding, have a round of golf, take a coastal trip or even some adventure sports.