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Mount Stuart, Rothesay, Argyll

Mount Stuart
Mount Stuart


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Mount Stuart, Britain's most spectacular Victorian Gothic house, is the architectural fantasy of the 3rd Marques of Bute and his architect Sir Robert Rowand Anderson. The stunning, mysterious interiors of Mount Stuart reflect the romantic and scholarly Marquess‚s passion for art, heraldry, astrology, mythology and religion.

Mount Stuart sits in 300 acres of landscape and woodlands developed by the 2nd Earl of Bute and his son, the 3rd Earl, in the 1700s. The 3rd Earl, the first Scots Prime Minister, played a key role in the founding of Kew Gardens.

Facilities include:
Visitor Centre
Audio-visual Theatre
Shuttle bus from visitor centre to house
Adventure play area
Waymarked garden walks
Disabled access to house and many parts of the grounds

CalMac Joint Ticket Promotion: Ask for a 'Mount Stuart Day Out' ticket at Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal. Only £20 day return including admission. Please call 01700 503877 for further details.

Opening hours:
House: 11am - 5pm (viewing by guided tour, last tour 4pm*)
Gardens: 10am - 6pm
Visitor Centre & Restaurant: 10am - 6pm (Restaurant 10am - 10pm, Thur-Sun)
Courtyard Tea Rooms & Gift Shop: 11am - 5pm
Farm shop: 10am - 6pm
Plant Centre: 10am - 5pm
*On occasional Saturdays, last entry to the House is at 1.30pm to allow for special event preparation. The House will be closed on Saturday 1st September and Saturday 8th September, all other facilities will be open as normal.


Nearest Train Station: Wemyss Bay
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Nearest UK Airport: Glasgow
Tourist Info Number: +44 (0)1700 502 151
Months Open: March 1st to October 31st
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Wedding Facilities: Yes
Conference Facilities: Yes
Contact Name for Groups: Mairi McVey
Admission Price: Adults: £11
Concessions/students: £9
Children: £6
Family (2+2): £31.75
Gift Shop: Yes - Courtyard Gift Shop, Plant Centre & Farm Shop
Catering: Restaurant, Courtyard Tea Rooms & Picnic areas

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