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Cairndow; (Scottish Gaelic: An Càrn Dubh) is a coastal hamlet, on the Cowal
Cowal
peninsula in Argyll and Bute, Scottish Highlands. The town lies between the A83 road
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 Cairndow
Cairndow
was built in 1818 and is a category A listed building.[3] After originating as an oyster farm in the loch, Loch Fyne
Loch Fyne
Oysters opened its Loch Fyne
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 Clachan, Cairndow.[4]

Contents

1 Ardkinglas
Ardkinglas
House 2 Geography 3 Gallery 4 References 5 External links

Ardkinglas
Ardkinglas
House[edit]

Ardkinglas
Ardkinglas
House, near Cairndow
Cairndow
on Loch Fyne
Loch Fyne
- geograph.org.uk - 373750

Ardkinglas
Ardkinglas
House is located to the south of the village. Dating back to the 1300s, the Ardkinglas
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, feminist 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.[5]

Geography[edit]

Destinations from Cairndow

Cairndow

Arrochar, Tarbet

Lochgilphead, Furnace, Inveraray Strachur, Sandbank, Dunoon Lochgoilhead, Carrick Castle (village)

Gallery[edit]

Cairndow

A view across Loch Fyne
Loch Fyne
near Cairndow 

The kirk at Cairndow 

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Scotland
Argyll Bute Cairndow
Cairndow
Argyll and Bute 

Loch Fyne, Cairndow, (May 2001) - panoramio 

References[edit]

^ http://ukdistance.com/search?from=Cairndow,%20United%20Kingdom&to=Edinburgh,%20United%20Kingdom ^ http://ukdistance.com/search?from=Cairndow,%20United%20Kingdom&to=London,%20United%20Kingdom ^ "Kilmorich Church, Cairndow. LB11818". Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 2 May 2017.  ^ " Loch Fyne
Loch Fyne
Oysters and Restaurants - History". Loch Fyne
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 Scotland
Scotland
Ardkinglas
Ardkinglas
Estate". Ardkinglas.com. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 

External links[edit]

Map sources for Cairndow

Cairndow
Cairndow
page in the Gazetteer for Scotland
Scotland
- website Ardkinglas
Ardkinglas
House - website Gaelic place names of Scotland
Scotland
- website

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