Cove, Argyll

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Cove, Argyll and Bute.jpg
Cove and the Rosneath peninsula seen from Blairmore, on the Cowal peninsula, across Loch Long.
Cove is located in Argyll and Bute
Location within Argyll and Bute
OS grid referenceNS 22237 82010
Council area
  • Argyll and Bute
Lieutenancy area
  • Argyll and Bute
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHelensburgh
Postcode districtG84
Dialling code01436
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
  • Argyll and Bute
Scottish Parliament
  • Dumbarton
List of places
55°59′53″N 4°51′07″W / 55.997999°N 4.8520230°W / 55.997999; -4.8520230Coordinates: 55°59′53″N 4°51′07″W / 55.997999°N 4.8520230°W / 55.997999; -4.8520230

Cove is a village on the south-west coast of the Rosneath peninsula, on Loch Long, in Argyll and Bute, West of Scotland.

Historically in Dunbartonshire, before the local government reorganisation in Scotland in 1975 it formed part of the small Joint Burgh of Cove and Kilcreggan. It remained in Dumbarton District until 1996 when it was transferred to Argyll and Bute with the rest of the peninsula.

In common with many villages in the area, Cove was home to wealthy Glasgow merchants and shipowners in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Several of the large houses have either been converted or have gone.[1]

Houses designed by Alexander "Greek" Thomson[edit]

Houses by Alexander "Greek" Thomson around Cove include: Craigrownie Castle, Glen Eden, Craig Ailey, Ferndean and Seymour Lodge, all dating from the 1850s.

James Burns (3rd Baron Inverclyde)[edit]

Hartfield was the summer residence of Lord Inverclyde and later became a YMCA hostel before its dereliction and demolition in the 1960s by Fraser Hamilton of Knockderry Farm.

Craigrownie Church[edit]

Craigrownie Parish Church serves the communities of Ardpeaton, Cove and Kilcreggan.[2]


  1. ^ "Kilcreggan Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland". Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  2. ^ "Sacred Scotland - Scotland's Churches Scheme". 2017-09-24.

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