- Accessible loos
- Accessible parking
- Cafe / restaurant
- Easily accessible without car
- EV charging options
- Facilities for children
- Free parking
- Garden only
- Mostly wheelchair accessible
- Parkland / open spaces
- Pet friendly
- Picnic area
Mount Stuart, Britain’s most spectacular Victorian Gothic house, offers a memorable day out for the whole family.
Walks on the beach, discoveries in the gardens, dazzling interiors, unique architectural details, seasonal events and exhibitions make Mount Stuart a place that captures the imagination!
The original house was built in 1719 by the 2nd Earl of Bute but had to be rebuilt after a fire in 1877 by the 3rd Marquess of Bute. The main part of the house is a striking example of 19th-century Gothic Revival architecture, built in a reddish-brown stone and takes inspiration from history, astrology, art and mythology.
Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.
Open seasonally April-October, please see website for full opening dates and times.
Historic Houses members visit for free.
House and gardens:
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £49.00
Large groups are welcome at Mount Stuart and we have a number of packages available to make your visit extra special.
Group visits must be pre-booked and discounts on admission and catering packages are available for groups of 15 or more. We have ample coach parking at both the Visitor Centre and the House and tour leaders and coach drivers receive free entry.
We are able to offer educational workshops in the House and Gardens. Content can be tailored to fit with the school curriculum for both primary and secondary classes.
For more information please contact:
Mountstuart, Isle of Bute, PA20 9LR
Mount Stuart is located on the Isle of Bute with good public transport links that are fully integrated ensuring that visitors can get here quickly and easily.
Once on the Isle of Bute from Rothesay ferry terminal Mount Stuart can be found by following the A844 (East Princes Street) approximately 4m down the coast. The entrance to Mount Stuart is clearly signposted on the left hand side.
We believe Mount Stuart was the first home in the world to have an indoor heated swimming pool, and the first house in Scotland to be purpose built with electric lights, central heating and a telephone system.
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