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Mount Stuart


2021 Update - Mount Stuart House is open until 31 October: Noon - 3 pm (last tour at 2pm)  / Gardens are open 10am - 5pm

Tickets must be pre-booked via the Mount Stuart website. This applies to both the Gardens and House. 

Mount Stuart was the residence of the family of the Marquis of Bute and is a relatively recent building, having been started in 1879 to replace the previous building, that burnt down in 1877. The original plans for this enormous building, with its distinctive gothic architecture, were only completed in the late 1980's. 

The house is a lavish piece of self-indulgence by the 3rd Marquis, whose interests in astrology, mythology and religion are echoed throughout the design and décor of the building. You find yourself wondering if he might have been just a little bit eccentric. 

The Marble Hall and Marble Staircase really do have the “WOW” factor and we suspect J.K.Rowling might have stolen some of her ideas for "Hogwarts" from a visit to Mount Stuart.

You get to see a lot for your money, and there is a very stylish visitor center & café. We strongly recommend you consider Mount Stuart as a day trip option from Glasgow or Ayr.

Check their website for more details.


Isle of Bute PA20 9LR

Operated by:

Mount Stuart Trust

Opening Hours:

Usually, Open from April - December, but 2021 dates not yet released due to Covid restrictions. They offer guided tours at set times and also operate a free-flow self guided tour at other times. You need to check their website for the latest details: Gardens, Visitor Centre/Restaurant and Gift Shops are open from 10am - 6pm. Please Note: occasionally the house may close on Saturdays at 1:30pm to prepare for functions. It is wise to call ahead to check (tel:01700 503877).


Adult £ 13, Senior/Student £ 11, Child £ 7.50, Family £ 39






Yes, lifts to all floors.







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