Dunoon  Argyll


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Dunoon like this:

Dunoon, town, Cowall dist., Argyllshire, on W. shore of Firth of Clyde, 27 miles by river from Glasgow, pop. 4692; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 3 newspapers; extends more than 3 miles along the coast, and consists of Hunter's Quay to the N., Kirn, and Dunoon proper to the S., each with its separate steamboat pier. ...

At the beginning of the present century it was a mere fishing village; it is now one of the most extensive watering-places on the Clyde. The mildness of its climate, and the amenity of its situation, have caused it to be selected as the site of a convalescent home. On a conical hill above the pier are the ruins of the old castle of Dunoon, formerly a residence of the Argyll family; adjacent is the modern castle of Dunoon.

Dunoon through time

Dunoon is now part of Argyll and Bute district. Click here for graphs and data of how Argyll and Bute has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Dunoon itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Dunoon in Argyll and Bute | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th March 2018

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