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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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  • Omg, it is a Gorgeous Mansion to look around and visit everything in this place. They also have a nice cafe tearooms.
  • Beautiful setting with amazing gardens. House is quirky but memorable
  • This beautiful neo Gothic mansion has got some of the best architecture that the UK has to offer. The rooms within are stunning and the gardens are a sight to behold. Also available for weddings and private functions. Well worth a visit.
  • Amazing! So much history, great architecture & lovely walks. A must see for visitors to the Island as well as locals as there is something for everyone.
  • This is the place you must visit at least once in your lifetime. It is a marble mansion made hundred years ago.