Cowal

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Cowal is located in Argyll and Bute
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Cowal shown within Argyll and Bute
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Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Argyll and Bute
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Dunoon, Argyll
Postcode district PA23
Dialling code 01369
01700
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Coordinates: 56°01′N 5°08′W / 56.02°N 5.13°W / 56.02; -5.13

Cowal (Scottish Gaelic: Còmhghall) is a peninsula and region[1][2][3][dubious ] that extends into the Firth of Clyde, in Argyll and Bute, in the west of Scotland.

Description[edit]

The northern part of Cowal is mostly the mountainous Argyll Forest Park managed by Forestry Commission Scotland.[4] The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park also extends into the Cowal Peninsula.[5] Kintyre and the Cowal peninsula are separated to the west by Loch Fyne, and from Inverclyde and North Ayrshire to the east by the Firth of Clyde.[6] The sea lochs Loch Long and Loch Goil lie to the north-east, and the south of the peninsula is split into three forks by two further sea lochs, Loch Striven and to its west Loch Riddon. The Isle of Bute lies to the south of Cowal, separated from the peninsula by the narrow Kyles of Bute which connect the Firth of Clyde to Loch Riddon.

Much of Cowal appears to have been once held by the Lamonts.[7] By the thirteenth century, the Stewarts[8] were the most dominant rulers of the region. Later, the Campbells[9] came to be one of the most powerful families in Cowal.

Cowal's only Burgh is Dunoon in the south-east,[10] from which ferries sail to Gourock in Inverclyde. Other ferries run from Portavadie in the west to Tarbert in Kintyre, and from Colintraive in the south to Rhubodach on the Isle of Bute.

The Arrochar Alps[11] and Ardgoil peninsula in the north fringe the edges of the sea lochs whilst the Argyll Forest Park spreads out across the hillsides and mountain passes in the north part of Cowal, making this one of the remotest areas in the west of Scotland.

Annual events[edit]

Cowal Way[edit]

The Cowal Way stretches for over 57 miles through Cowal, from Portavadie on the southeastern shore of Loch Fyne leading to Inveruglas on Loch Lomond, in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.[15]

Layout of Cowal[edit]

List of settlements[edit]

Strone Point, Cowal

Not a full list.

Sea lochs around Cowal[edit]

Not a full list.

Freshwater lochs[edit]

A view of the Loch Eck, looking south

Not a full list.

Glens of Cowal[edit]

Not a full list.

Rivers and burns[edit]

Not a full list.

Castles on Cowal[edit]

Old Castle Lachlan

Not a full list.

Listed buildings[edit]

Not a full list.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Author Michael Breslin (2015-08-21). "Boundary Commission Proposals – Michael Breslin". Blog.breslin.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-16. 
  2. ^ "Cowal No More?". Dunoon-observer.com. Retrieved 2017-01-16. 
  3. ^ http://www.lgbc-scotland.gov.uk/includes/downloadfile.asp?file=/maps/4thelectoral/argyllandbute/4R_Ward_06_Cowal_A2.pdf
  4. ^ "Argyll Forest Park". Forestry Commission Scotland. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  5. ^ http://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/rr-content/uploads/2016/07/Downloadable-map-of-Loch-Lomond-and-the-Trossachs-National-Park.pdf
  6. ^ Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Volume 3 Number 3: Clyde Ecosystem Review
  7. ^ Clan Lamont Society
  8. ^ The Stewart Society
  9. ^ The Great Scottish Clans - Featured Clans
  10. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  11. ^ "Arrochar  » Hillwalking". 
  12. ^ "Cowal Highland Gathering - World's Biggest Highland Games". Cowalgathering.com. Retrieved 2017-01-17. 
  13. ^ "Home". CowalFest. 2016-10-16. Retrieved 2017-01-17. 
  14. ^ http://dunoonfilmfestival.org/
  15. ^ "Scotland's best walking trail". The Cowal Way. Retrieved 2017-01-17. 
  16. ^ "Loch Tarsan from The Gazetteer for Scotland". 
  17. ^ CalMac Ferries | Winter Timetable | Scotland West Coast
  18. ^ CalMac | Winter Timetable | Tarbert Loch Fyne to Portavadie
  19. ^ "History - Scottish Castle Holidays, Castle Weddings, Scottish Castles, Castle Accommodation, Loch Fyne, Castle Holidays Argyll, Vacation, Argyll, Scotland - Castle Lachlan". 
  20. ^ "History of Kilfinan in Argyll and Bute - Map and description". 
  21. ^ "Portavadie Port Information - CalMac Ferries". [dead link]
  22. ^ www.samteq.co.uk, SAMTEQ,. "About us, Portavadie, Loch Fyne, Scotland". 
  23. ^ "Eas Dubh (C) Alec MacKinnon :: Geograph Britain and Ireland". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-01-12. 
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  26. ^ "Gate-Lodge To Castle House With Gate-Piers And Screen Walls, Pier Esplanade". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  27. ^ "Castle House, Castle Gardens". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  28. ^ "Statue Of "Highland Mary"". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  29. ^ "Kirk Street, Boundary Wall Of Castle Gardens". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  30. ^ a b "Hillfoot Street, Dunoon Primary School And Janitor'S House". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  31. ^ "'Beach House' Corner Of Jane Street And Clyde Street". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  32. ^ "'Ballochyle House' Kirk Street". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  33. ^ "4, 6, 8 CASTLE STREET". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  34. ^ "CORNER HOUSE, 2 CASTLE STREET AND 44 KIRK STREET AND ADJOINING WALL TO NORTH". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  35. ^ "Holy Trinity Church, Kilbride Hill (Episcopal)". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  36. ^ "Kilbride Bridge, Over Balgie Burn". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  37. ^ "Auchamore Farmhouse And Steading With Boundary Wall, Auchamore Road". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  38. ^ "Dunoon High Kirk (Old Parish Church), Kirk Street, Church Of Scotland". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  39. ^ "Milton House (District Council Offices)". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  40. ^ "Argyll Hotel, Argyll Street". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  41. ^ "Argyll Street, Burgh Hall Building". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  42. ^ "Dunoon Pier With Waiting Rooms And Pier Master'S Office, Signal Tower And Adjoining Tearoom, Ticket Lodge, Pier Railings". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  43. ^ "St. John'S Church Of Scotland. Hanover Street And Argyll Street". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  44. ^ "Dunoon Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court, George Street, Dunoon". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  45. ^ "Clyde Cottage, Alexandra Parade". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  46. ^ "Corner Tenement Moir Place And Church Street". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  47. ^ "George Hotel, George Street". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  48. ^ "34 ARGYLL ROAD, EDGEMONT". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  49. ^ "Kirn, The Queen'S Hotel". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  50. ^ "Kirn Church Of Scotland, Kirn Brae". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  51. ^ "Hunters Quay, Marine Parade, Hunters Quay Hotel". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  52. ^ "Hunter'S Quay, Cammes Reinach". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  53. ^ a b "Royal Marine Hotel (Including Lodge, Former Post Office, Wall Post Box, Boundary Walls And Gatepiers) Hunter'S Quay, Dunoon". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  54. ^ "Hafton House". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  55. ^ "Hafton House Drybridge Over Rear Railway". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  56. ^ "Sandbank Parish Church". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  57. ^ "Benmore View, Shore Road, Sandbank". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  58. ^ "Invereck (Church Of Scotland Eventide Home) Including Outbuildings, Boundary Walls And Gatepiers". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  59. ^ "Kilmun, Eachaig Bridge Including Stone Parapets". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  60. ^ "Benmore Botanic Garden, Benmore House, Fernery". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  61. ^ "Benmore Botanic Garden, Benmore House, Golden Gates". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  62. ^ "Benmore Botanic Garden, Benmore House (Benmore Outdoor Centre) Including Ancillary Buildings". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  63. ^ "Benmore (Younger Botanic Garden)". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  64. ^ "Benmore Botanic Garden, Benmore House, Steading". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  65. ^ "Benmore Botanic Garden, Benmore House North Lodge, Including Gates And Railings (Black Gate)". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  66. ^ "Kilmun, St Munn'S Parish Church (Church Of Scotland) Including Argyll And Douglas Mausolea, Associated Buildings And Graveyard". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  67. ^ "Kilmun Pier And Associated Buildings". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  68. ^ "Kilmun, Graham'S Point, Memorial To James Duncan". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  69. ^ "Strone, St Columba'S Church Of Scotland Including Halls, Boundary Walls And Gatepiers". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  70. ^ "Strone, Dunselma Including Outbuilding, Boundary Walls, Gates And Gatepiers". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  71. ^ "Strone, Shore Road, Dunselma Lodge, Including Boundary Walls, Gates And Gatepiers". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  72. ^ "Strone, Dunselma Stables Including Boundary Walls". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  73. ^ "Blairmore Pier". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  74. ^ "Blairmore, Shore Road, Blairmore House Including Garage, Boundary Walls, Garden Walls And Gatepiers". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  75. ^ "Blairmore, Shore Road, Blairmore House, Lodge". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  76. ^ "Blairmore Farm Including Outbuildings And Farm Cottages". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  77. ^ "Ardentinny Hotel". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  78. ^ "Ardentinny, Ferry Cottages Including Boundary Walls". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  79. ^ "Ardentinny Church Of Scotland". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  80. ^ "Glenfinart House Walled Garden Including Well And Ancillary Buildings". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  81. ^ "Whistlefield Inn Including Ancillary Buildings And Boundary Walls". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  82. ^ https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/sites/default/files/planning-and-environment/Clachaig%20Conservation%20Area.pdf
  83. ^ "Ardtaraig House". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  84. ^ "Ardtaraig, chapel and enclosure 155m W of". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  85. ^ "Castle Toward". Portal.historicenvironment.scot. 2007-03-31. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 

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