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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.
Mount Stuart reviews
Did a guided tour of the house. So much information which was great. Guide was very knowledgeable but kept asking why we were so quiet. It was mostly due to everyone being very interested but also.... more
Did a guided tour of the house. So much information which was great. Guide was very knowledgeable but kept asking why we were so quiet. It was mostly due to everyone being very interested but also.... more »
Wow. What a gem, how have I never heard of this place before. The pictures don’t do it justice. Make sure you arrive for a Tour time as you can wander round on your own, so we did the 1130 tour but...
Wow. What a gem, how have I never heard of this place before. The pictures don’t do it justice. Make sure you arrive for a Tour time as you can wander round on your own, so we did the 1130 tour but... more »
This is an absolutely fascinating house, with so much to see. The guide we had (Jim) was superb. Knowledgeable, funny, engaging and entertaining. Couldn’t praise this experience enough. Simply a must.... more
This is an absolutely fascinating house, with so much to see. The guide we had (Jim) was superb. Knowledgeable, funny, engaging and entertaining. Couldn’t praise this experience enough. Simply a must.... more »
Just wow! What a stunning place. We were blown away by it. The chapel is absolutely breathtaking. There's more marble than you can shake a stick at in here, make sure you look at the ceiling, especially if the sun is shining, the colours will take your breath away. The dining room was something else, it was stunning. Whatever you do, don't rush around here. Take your time and look at everything. It's well worth it. The grounds are lovely, especially on a sunny day. You can walk down to the waters edge, but it's quite a trek coming back as it's all uphill. It's definitely well worth the entrance fee. You should visit it.
Visually phenomenal inside and out. Incredible detail everywhere you look. To the point of being difficult to fully take in. Friendly guides in key areas actively offer info and historical story that is genuinely interesting and should be taken advantage of. The grounds are vast and well worth exploring by themselves. Quite the experience whether you are into historical buildings or not! A real treat. Impressive.
This is the best tourist experience ever! The history of the family and the house is surely second to none, also it is just visually and intellectually mind blowing, I don't think I've ever enjoyed 2hours on a tour more in my life. I can't wait to actually go again! Each room or hall has its own guide to tell you the history of things there and every one is thoroughly learned of the history and entertaining! I loved it and haven't stopped talking about it since! Next time I go I'm taking a notepad and pen!
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.
An absolute must-see if you visit Bute! The house is one of the grandest and most intricately designed private residences I've ever seen! The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and their enthusiasm infectious... It was fascinating to hear about the history of the place and it's owners. Whilst the house itself is not dog friendly most of the grounds are, so if travelling as a couple or group I would recommend taking it in turns to see the house separately while the other is exploring the impressive and extensively landscaped grounds the house is set within.
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