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Mount Stuart

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Address: Rothesay PA20 9LR, Scotland
Phone Number: 01700 503877
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Wonderful day out at Mount Stuart.

Ten of us went to Bute and everyone agreed Mount Stuart was the most beautiful house we had even seen. We travelled from Glasgow by car to Wemyss Bay and met in the carpark at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Heather M
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ten of us went to Bute and everyone agreed Mount Stuart was the most beautiful house we had even seen. We travelled from Glasgow by car to Wemyss Bay and met in the carpark at the ferry. We got the boat to Rothesay and a bus from the Ferry Terminal straight to Mount Stuart. The transport was excellent. From the... More 

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Thank Heather M
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic house. Knowledgable guides - learnt so much. Will visit again, beautiful gardens. Courtesy bus if you have trouble walking.

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Thank judi P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been dragged round a lot of stately homes and castles by my parent from a young age and I now do it to my own child Mount Stuart is beautifully fascinating with massive grounds to explore and the house mesmerising and really brought to life but it's friendly and informative guides who couldn't do more to help you Well... More 

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Thank Dougiethomson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited this morning and had such a lovely time. Make sure you bring good comfy shoes for walking about the grounds. The house itself is breathtaking but the grounds are also beautiful. Give yourself at least 3 hours to look around the house and gardens. The tour wasn't on when we went, but it didn't matter... More 

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Thank HayleyJaneWishaw
Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mount Stuart is an amazing place to visit on many levels. It is approximately 5 miles from Rothesay and accessible by public transport to the visitor centre. There is quite a walk down to the house, but a shuttle bus will take those not able to contemplate the walk. We went with the intention of joining the 11.00 a.m. guided... More 

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1 Thank Lindagreenacre
Stafford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have never been to such a beautiful house. Definitely worth a look. Quite a long walk from the car park

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MS_Visitor_Services, Manager at Mount Stuart, responded to this review

Dear Julie D Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Mount Stuart and I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the House. The House is a 15 minute walk from our Visitor Centre and the recommended walking route takes visitors through our Kitchen Garden and Victorian Pinetum. For visitors who would prefer not... More 

Leuchars
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mount Stuart is a marvellous house to visit. The marble chapel is outstanding as is the house & grounds. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly.

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MS_Visitor_Services, Manager at Mount Stuart, responded to this review

Dear JacquiCrowe Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Mount Stuart. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our House & Gardens and I will pass your feedback to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Mount Stuart in the future. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This beautiful house is in Scotland so why please tell me WHY is there a Henry the Eighth room??????? He never set foot I Scotland and certainly has NOTHING to do with Bute so please what is the reasoning behind this??? It's not as if we Scots didn't have our own kings and queens at the same time Henry was... More 

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MS_Visitor_Services, Manager at Mount Stuart, responded to this review

Dear Toots53 Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Mount Stuart. We are delighted that the Henry VIII Bedroom is now open for the public to view on a free flow visit to the House offering a rare opportunity to view a selection of exquisite portraits. Bedrooms within the House are named according to their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A victorian gothic manor on a magnificent scale, Mount Stuart is a must-see if you find yourself on the Isle of Bute. The soaring central atrium of polychromatic marble and stained glass clerestories abuts a dramatic vaulted stairway. Rooms include opulent fireplaces, high-ceilings, dramatic paneling and wood carving, and lavish stone finishes. It is hard to imagine somebody actually lived... More 

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MS_Visitor_Services, Manager at Mount Stuart, responded to this review

Dear gbauer33 Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our House & Gardens and we look forward to welcoming you back to Mount Stuart in the future. More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently been staying in Rothesey and visited Mount Stuart house on an organised coach excursion. We arrived at 11 am and had free time to wander around the spectacular gardens before the house opened at 12 pm. We were on a free-flowing tour which was excellent as we could take our time admiring paintings, furniture etc in this beautiful house.... More 

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MS_Visitor_Services, Manager at Mount Stuart, responded to this review

Dear janus274 Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Mount Stuart. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our House & Gardens and I'd like to congratulate you on completing the 69 stair challenge from the Balcony to the Swimming Pool! We recognise that the spiral staircase can prove challenging for visitors with... More 

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