There's so much to see and do at Mount Stuart, from touring the incredible 19th-century country manor house to exploring the glorious gardens and private beach. It's a highlight of any visit to Bute and a ‘must see’ attraction in Argyll.
If you are looking for accommodation, you can't go wrong with Mount Stuart’s beautiful self catering cottages situated both on the estate and across the wider island.
The spectacular Gothic house, the ancestral home of the Marquess of Bute, features magnificent Victorian Gothic architecture and design together with contemporary craftsmanship, surrounded by 300 acres of gloriously maintained grounds and gardens. It's a house of innovations.
It was the first home in the world to have a heated indoor swimming pool, and the first in Scotland to be purpose built with electric light, central heating, a telephone system and a Victorian passenger lift. Most of which are, quite remarkably, still in use today.
The Café serves delicious home-baking and hearty homemade snacks. These are prepared daily in the House kitchens using only the freshest local produce including; smoked salmon from Ritchie’s of Rothesay, milk and cream from McAlister’s dairy and fruit and vegetables from the estate’s own Kitchen Garden.
Open seasonally, please check the website www.mountstuart.com for full details of opening dates and times prior to travelling. Or start planning your visit here.
The stunning interior of Mount Stuart.
Aerial shot of the gardens.