Mount Stuart wins Award of Excellence
Mount Stuart, one of the UK’s finest historic houses, has been recognised as an outstanding heritage destination after winning a prestigious award.
The spectacular Victorian gothic mansion on the Isle of Bute won an Award of Excellence based on customer feedback. The Award was given by Irish coach tour operator, CIE Tours International, in recognition of receiving a greater than 90% customer satisfaction rating during 2017.
Louisa Davidson, Visitor Experience Manager, for the Mount Stuart Trust said: “This is fantastic news for the team at Mount Stuart. Creating an outstanding visitor experience is at the very heart of what we do and I am delighted that the dedication and passion shown by our team has been recognised. Mount Stuart has a successful and long-standing relationship with CIE and we look forward to welcoming their customers throughout the 2018 season and beyond.”
The Mount Stuart team have also recently been awarded ‘World Host Recognised Business’ status which recognises a commitment to excellent customer service.
Mount Stuart House is a neo-gothic Victorian mansion, and one of the most technologically advanced houses of its age. It is arguably the finest piece of domestic architecture to emerge from Britain's Gothic Revival in the 19th Century.
The lavish palace boasts a majestic marble hall, an awe-inspiring white marble chapel, luxurious accommodation and unspeakably ornate reception rooms.
The grounds are recognised as some of the finest gardens in Europe. They include an incredible collection of both exotic and native flora spanning several spectacular gardens, each set against the dramatic backdrop of the Firth of Clyde. A private beach stretches the length of the grounds.
There is much to see and do, with a contemporary Visitor Centre boasting panoramic views,