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|Argyll and Bute
Dunoon is a sizeable town on the Clyde Coast about 25 miles west of Glasgow city centre. However, as it is on the west coast of the Firth of Clyde it is actually nearer 80 miles by road via the A83 and Loch Lomond, albeit with the Gourock to Dunoon Ferry services substantially reducing that distance! The only road connection to the rest of the world is via the A815 to Dunoon Road End on the A83.
Dunoon is also the only town of any note in the vast Cowal Peninsula in south Argyll. Surprisingly, perhaps, it is the B836 that crosses east-west to link all of the bits of land across the top of the long sea-lochs. However, residents as far away as Tighnabruaich still see Dunoon as their 'local' town. To the north, the A880 heads northeast along the coast serving the nearby villages of Kilmun, Strone and Ardentinny.
Whilst the A815 passes through the town, the northern part, of Sandbank, is bypassed by the A885. Unfortunately (perhaps), this road then becomes the main shopping street in Dunoon itself, meaning that the A815 is the better bypass of Dunoon! Within the town, the B8041 and B8042 provide short links around the town centre, but their relevance to modern traffic is limited.
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|Colintraive and the Kyles of Bute Ferry
|Route continues to Tighnabruaich via A8003
|Gourock and the A770
|Pedestrian ferry also crosses between town centres