Coach parties coming to Dunoon tend to use it as a base to explore the lochs and glens that surround us. The town itself has a wide selection of shops, including tartan souvenir and craft shops. I have listed below popular daytrips that feature with many of our visiting tour companies, bearing in mind of course that the journey and scenery form a huge part of each excursion.Dunoon, regarded as the gateway to the highlands, is a small coastal seaside town on the banks of the River Clyde. The Park hotel sits at ground level close to the seafront, with views across the river, and is ideally located for guest who enjoy a relaxing stroll around the bay after dinner. Inverary is the capital of Argyll, and home to the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, who live in Inverary Castle. The town sits on the shores of Loch Fyne, and is pretty much visited by every coach that comes to Dunoon. (Approx 1hr drive) http://www.inveraray-castle.com/Pages/content.asp http://www.inverarayjail.co.uk/http://www.inveraray-argyll.com/http://www.lochfyne.com/Oban is about another hour further on from Inverary on the same route, and again a popular destination for tourist. Popular stops are the distillery and the Edinburgh Woollen Mill outlet.http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/oban/oban/index.html http://www.discovering-distilleries.com/oban Loch Lomond and the surrounding area has just recently been designated Scotlands First National Park. Many tourist attraction as detailed below, and again, a must when visiting the area. (1hr 15min drive)http://www.ewm.co.uk/destination-shopping/alexandria-antartex-village.htmhttp://www.loch-lomond.net/theloch/theloch.htmlhttp://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/http://www.lochlomondshores.com/Tighnabruaich is a small town which forms part of the Kyles of Bute. A few small shops, and tearoom stop, but this trip (usually a half-day) has arguably the best scenery and views in the west of Scotland. Not a whole lot to do when you get there, but not to be missed.http://www.kylesofbute.com/http://www.scotland.org.uk/guide/Tighnabruaich_Cowal_GuideAlthough a peninsula, most visitors travel to Dunoon by ferry, with Western Ferries being the most popular and economic. The Clyde is also home to the worlds last sea-going paddle steamer namely, PS Waverly. Guests often go on one of the many sailings. (No coach).