Experience the world of 18th-century luxury at Mount Stuart. Located on the Scottish Isle of Bute, the mansion features Neo-Gothic architecture and many first-class amenities of its time, including the world’s first heated indoor swimming pool. Walk through the great marble hall to admire 25 m (80 ft) high ceilings, or stroll through the expansive gardens that overlook the sea. Join a guided tour to hear the history of the property and to tour the many ornate rooms of the mansion. Take a walk-on ferry to the Isle to avoid paying to park your car. Mount Stuart is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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I've wanted to visit this stately home & garden for years but never made it to Bute. This was the trip! I was there on a day of pelting rain, so didn't do the gardens but the house was well worth...
I've wanted to visit this stately home & garden for years but never made it to Bute. This was the trip! I was there on a day of pelting rain, so didn't do the gardens but the house was well worth... more »
Visited the house last week. I hadn’t heard of the house before and I was amazed when I saw it. It is magnificent with beautiful Italian marble featuring throughout the house. Even more impressive.... more
Visited the house last week. I hadn’t heard of the house before and I was amazed when I saw it. It is magnificent with beautiful Italian marble featuring throughout the house. Even more impressive.... more »
What can you say about Mount Stuart, if you are on Bute DON'T MISS IT. Give yourself a whole day if you want to see everything. The house is in fantastic condition and you get to see most of it. You can pay a fee for a guided tour and you will not be disappointed with the information you receive. Then there is the land around the house itself with its own beach and various gardens to explore. You can get the hourly bus from Rothesay if your not driving or on a day trip to the island.
Most opulent house I’ve ever been in!! There were guides around the house who are more than happy to tell you about the room you are in. Pity that the shore walk was closed that day. Gardens were really nice and well maintained too.
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