Mount Stuart House & Gardens
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House, Art, Collection, Food, Shopping, Coast, Gardens & Walks
Visit the UK’s most unique Gothic house which echoes the 3rd Marquess of Bute’s passion for mythology, astronomy, astrology, religion, art and antiques. The amazing splendour of this palatial residence on the island of Bute offers the visitor an experience full of contrast and interest that will suit all types of visitors. Combining: Architecture, Art, Food, Shopping, Coastal Walks, Woodland, Gardens.
As Scotland the Best noted: “Amazing splendour in intimate and romantic atmosphere, Italian antiques, notable paintings, fascinating detail with humorous touches. Equally grand gardens with fabulous walks, sea views…” Mount Stuart was judged by this influential guide as amongst the best in the world and simply unique.
In just a 40 minute drive from Glasgow and a short ferry crossing from Wemyss Bay (for approx. £6.00 return) you will discover the tranquil charm of the Island of Bute. Take the West Coast Motors bus to Mount Stuart when you land at Rothesay (10 minutes travel time) and marvel at the island residence of this enigmatic and fascinating man.
We offer a day’s experience you will not forget and images that will stay with you. Marvel at the star covered ceiling, the white chapel and the hidden secrets of this stunning residence. Enjoy local food imaginatively prepared in the Bute Kitchen and wander along a private beach reached by a short walk through our woodland gardens.