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Thursday, 5 July 2007

Dunoon Ancestry Tours

Dunoon pier is more than one hundred years old and still receives ferries from Gourock. Overlooking Dunoon is a large statue to Robert Burns love Highland Mary, also known as Bonny Mary O' Argyll, which is located on Castle Hill, just below the remains of Dunoon Castle. Very little remains of the castle, dating from the 12th century, it would originally have belonged to the Lamont family but became a royal castle with the Earls of Argyll as hereditary keepers. Mary, Queen of Scots, stayed at the castle around 1563 and granted several charters during her visit. The castle was destroyed during the rebellion in 1685. Visit Dunoon on the Best Scottish Ancestry Tours.

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