Isle of Bute and Mount Stuart

Board the ferry in Wemyss Bay for the 35-minute crossing to the Isle of Bute enjoying stunning landscapes of seashore, moorland, farmland and forest as you sail across the Firth of Clyde. The natural history, geography, geology and ancient history of the island are revealed at every turn. From St Blane’s Chapel at the south of the island to the abandoned townships in Glen More at the north, it seems every stone has a tale to tell.

While on the island, visit Mount Stuart, Britain’s most spectacular Victorian Gothic house and the fantasy of the 3rd Marquess of Bute and his architect, Sir Robert Rowand Anderson. Mysterious and surprising interiors reflect the marquess’s passion for art, astrology and mythology, and the mansion is home to one of the finest privately held collections of family portraits in Scotland.

After enjoying afternoon tea in the Drawing Room, you are invited to explore the magnificent house and the grounds, which include a rock garden, kitchen garden, display of rare plants and a Victorian pinetum. Stroll down the limetree avenue to discover a secluded stretch of coastline and lovely views towards the mainland.


Isle of Bute

Isle of Bute, UK

Mount Stuart

Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, UK