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Mysterious Fairy Pools in the Isle of Skye

Mysterious Fairy Pools in the Isle of Skye

Hidden away amongst the beautiful countryside, hills and mountains is Knockdow house, in Argyll, western Scotland. Knockdow House formerly belonged to one of Scotland’s oldest clans, the Lamont Clan, and is a glorious property with a rich and intricate history. While...

Benmore Botanic Garden – A Stone’s Throw from Knockdow House

Benmore Botanic Garden – A Stone’s Throw from Knockdow House

Knockdow House is a stately property located in the picturesque region of Dunoon, Argyll. Surrounded by mountainous terrain and grassy fields, this is a striking part of the world renowned for its rugged coastlines, white beaches, ancient forests and crystal-clear...

knockdow House: Basking Sharks of Argyll

knockdow House: Basking Sharks of Argyll

Basking Sharks of Argyll There are plenty of reasons to visit Argyll, home of the superb Georgian property, Knockdow House. For some 600 years, Knockdow House was run by a Laird of Knockdow of the Lamont Clan, but today it is privately owned and run. This exquisite...

OLd House : 5 Tips & Tricks for Restoring an Historic House

OLd House : 5 Tips & Tricks for Restoring an Historic House

As an historic 18th century property, Knockdow House will always require a certain level of maintenance. In 2010, the property underwent some serious renovations and refurbishments, including a new biomass heating system and water filtration system. These updates were...

Eating Seafood in Argyll ; KnockDow House

Eating Seafood in Argyll ; KnockDow House

Knockdow House is a glorious property situated close to the down of Dunoon, in Argyll, Scotland. Knockdow House is steeped in history, and for 600 years was owned by the Lamont Clan, including Sir Norman Lamont, the 17th and final Laird of Knockdow.   While the house...

Secrets of Argyll you Need to Explore

Secrets of Argyll you Need to Explore

Argyll is a stunning region of western Scotland that is home to crumbling castles, pristine beaches, and an immense amount of history. Within this ancient and secluded region is the home of Knockdow House, a beautiful 18th century Georgian property that is steeped in...

Why is Knockdow House a Listed Building?

Why is Knockdow House a Listed Building?

A listed building is a building that has been placed on one of four lists outlined by Historic Environment Scotland (HES). This is a public body that investigates, cares for and promotes historic properties in Scotland. In Scotland, there are more than 300 properties...

Exploring Argyll, the Home of Knockdow House

Exploring Argyll, the Home of Knockdow House

Knockdow House is a beautiful Georgian mansion house situated in the town of Dunoon, which is in the Cowal peninsula at the heart of Argyll, a historic county of western Scotland. During the 1920s, the property belonged to the Laird of Knockdow, Sir Norman Lamont, who...