Cairndow; (Scottish Gaelic: An Càrn Dubh) is a coastal hamlet, on the
Cowal peninsula in Argyll and Bute, Scottish Highlands. The town lies
A83 road and the head of Loch Fyne.
Cairndow's school closed in 1988 after the roll fell to just 3 pupils.
Now children in the area are sent to the primary school in Strachur
and the secondary school in Dunoon. Medical facilities for the hamlet
are provided by the GP in Strachur. Kilmorich Church at
built in 1818 and is a category A listed building.
After originating as an oyster farm in the loch,
Loch Fyne Oysters
Loch Fyne Oyster Bar in 1988 at Clachan, across the head of
the loch from Cairndow. The company has expanded into a restaurant
chain, and the Oyster Bar continues to be a tourist attraction at
5 External links
Ardkinglas House, near
Loch Fyne - geograph.org.uk -
Ardkinglas House is located to the south of the village. Dating back
to the 1300s, the
Ardkinglas estate extends over more than 12,000
acres of rolling hills and landscaped parkland. The present Ardkinglas
House was built by architect Sir Robert Lorimer, completed in eighteen
months in the Fall of 1907, and is considered to be the his
masterpiece. It replaces an earlier house where, in the 1820s,
Caroline Sheridan Norton
Caroline Sheridan Norton was raised.
The house remains unaltered and is a popular location for television
period dramas and film productions, as well as weddings. Today, it is
open to the public, however, not on a regular basis, privates tour of
the house can be booked at any time of the year and public tours are
available on Fridays from April to October. The house's original
"Butlers Quarters" can be rented all the year round.
The Woodland Gardens, dating back to the 18th century, are open all
the year round with stunning views of the exterior of the Ardkinglas
estate, with its scenic backdrop on Loch Fyne.
Destinations from Cairndow
Lochgilphead, Furnace, Inveraray
Strachur, Sandbank, Dunoon
Lochgoilhead, Carrick Castle (village)
A view across
Loch Fyne near Cairndow
The kirk at Cairndow
Scotland Argyll Bute
Cairndow Argyll and Bute
Loch Fyne, Cairndow, (May 2001) - panoramio
^ "Kilmorich Church, Cairndow. LB11818". Historic Environment
Scotland. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
Loch Fyne Oysters and Restaurants - History".
Loch Fyne Oysters.
Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-02-12.
^ "Historic Mansion House and Woodland Gardens Argyll, West Coast of
Ardkinglas Estate". Ardkinglas.com. Retrieved
Map sources for Cairndow
Cairndow page in the Gazetteer for
Scotland - website
Ardkinglas House - website
Gaelic place names of
Scotland - website
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