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Mount Stuart, Rothesay

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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. Add Mount Stuart to your Rothesay travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Rothesay holiday planner.
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  • The house is stunning - you could spend a week looking round - so many interesting nooks and crannies! Gardens were beautiful in June.  more »
  • We came to Bute especially to visit Mount Stuart and were not disappointed. The weather could have been kinder to us but we still enjoyed the beautiful gardens from underneath an umbrella. We took the...  more »
  • Mount Stuart is extraordinary - we have seen the Marquess of Bute 'follies' at Cardiff Castle & Castel Coch, but this is a rich man's fantasy on a much, much greater scale. Every bit of the castle is ...  more »
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  • I was surprised at the beauty of this place, the tour guide was really good at explaining the thought that went into building the house and I love the wood interior. I also learned it can be booked for events which I think is great.
  • Such a fascinating place. We had a fantastic tour guide who gave us so much brilliant information. It is such a beautiful estate. We thoroughly enjoyed our day! It's a must do visit if you're staying in Bute!
  • If you visit the Isle of Bute you absolutely have to visit Mount Stuart house. Beautiful grounds, knowledgeable staff. A great way to spend a spring or summer day.
  • It's got beautiful gardens and a lot of areas are dog friendly. The house itself is beautiful and there are staff in each room who are willing to tell you lots of information!
  • Good day out.very impressed with the house and the choir was an added bonus.all staff extremely helpful.would recommend to friends.

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