Close Attractions - St Ives Hotel
If you feel the need to be revitalised and have some outdoor fun, we offer you a fantastic experience at Quadmania. With over 2,000 acres to play on we guarantee an exhilarating outdoor adventure in Scotland at any time of the year. Choose from quad biking, archery and clay shooting. Quadmania is just over an hour by car from Glasgow yet situated in the dramatically beautiful, unspoiled Cowal Peninsula in Argyll.
Argyll Forest Park is a land of craggy peaks and hidden glens, peaceful sea lochs and rushing rivers. Established in 1935, it’s Britain’s oldest Forest Park –and some folk say it’s the best!
The park stretches from the Holy Loch, an inlet of the Firth of Clyde, to the jagged peaks of the Arrochar Alps. It owes its rugged scenery to being at one end of the Highland Boundary Fault, the great crack in the Earth’s surface that marks the line between Lowland and Highland Scotland.
The Riverside Museum provides an exciting new home for Glasgow's transport collection and replaces the Museum of Transport previousy located at the Kelvin Hall. The development has a riverside location on a site where the River Clyde meets Glasgow's other main river, the Kelvin, and will be adjacent to Glasgow Harbour, a private-sector led mixed-use development extending to 120 acres.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh was established in 1670 and during the 20th century acquired three Regional Gardens –the mountainous Benmore in Argyll; Dawyck in the wooded hills of the Scottish Borders and Logan on the Gulf Stream-warmed southern peninsula of Dumfries & Galloway.
Together they represent one of the world’s largest living collections of plants.
The Cowal Golf Club course is a James S. Braid designed, 18 hole, 6063 yard mature parkland course laid out above the Firth of Clyde on the South-East facing slopes of the Cowal peninsula, offering spectacular views across the estuary, south over the island of Bute and beyond as far as Ailsa Craig in the distance.
On the edge of the traditional Scottish holiday town of Dunoon, the club is a short ferry journey across the Clyde from Gourock and is just over an hour from Glasgow City Centre.
We have a 9 hole course with panoramic views overlooking the Firth of Clyde in beautiful Argyll, just down the coast from Dunoon. Our club house is open on a part time basis during the summer season and is available to members and visitors. Visitors are welcome but you might want to look up the fixture list or contact us by email to check that there are no fixtures on before arrival.