The village of Cairndow lies in an idyllic setting at the head of Loch Fyne, near the mouth of the River Kinglas.
The village is set just off the A83 which is the main route from Glasgow to Inveraray and is a quiet, safe haven for residents and visitors. In the centre of the village is the Stagecoach Inn which is one of the oldest coaching inns in Scotland. Travellers have been fed and rested here for many centuries. Notable visitors include Queen Victoria, who changed horses here in 1875, Dorothy Wordsworth, sister of the famous poet, and the poet Keats. The Stable Restaurant is built where the original stables were.
At the south end of the village lies Kilmorich Parish Church which was built in 1820. The church is one of only two in Scotland to be built with an interesting hexagonal shape and is very picturesque in its surroundings.
Ardkinglas Estate and Woodland Garden is found at the very south of the village and is home to a remarkable collection of trees and shrubs from various corners of the globe. The garden is home to several 'champion trees' including the mightiest conifer in Britain and is open to the public. There are woodland trails to be explored and visitors can often encounter red squirrels whilst walking in the gardens.