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Brilliant architecture. Amazing Grounds that are good for nature as well as us. Beautiful Building... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Amazing place!

Absolutely amazing place with a beautiful garden. It is a "must see" place. We will visit again... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Brilliant architecture. Amazing Grounds that are good for nature as well as us. Beautiful Building. Great Guide. Good Staff

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely amazing place with a beautiful garden. It is a "must see" place. We will visit again soon!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much beauty and history packed into the massive house. I wish I could have disappeared into it for days! The detail is incredible and the stories behind it are even better. I loved the star ceiling and unabashedly laid down in the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on 21 November and were the only 2 people on the tour. This meant that effectively we had a private tour of this amazing house. Kevin was our guide and he had an enviable extensive knowledge of the history of the house, it’s...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mount Stuart house on the Isle of Bute is a beautiful example of 19th century neo-gothic architecture. It's amazing to see how the "other half" lived in the "good old days". This "home" is a beautiful example of the opulent style of living by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John A
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Absolutely extraordinary house which should not be missed. Family history interesting too. Lovely grounds which deserve to be further explored. Am sure we will revisit. All staff we came across were friendly and helpful too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah S
Reviewed November 2, 2018

We visited on Tuesday 30 October 2018 as part of a coach tour. Our guide, Mary, was fantastic. A really beautiful place and the grounds were amazing. Definitely worth a visit in the summer to see the gardens at their very best. Every room was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place with a lovely walk to the beach. Huge grounds. Lovely afternoon tea and home made cakes!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Visited Mount Stuart on Sunday. Guide was extremely knowledgeable. You could take photos without a flash. Place is superb. Level of detail is amazing. I'm sure you could easily visit several times and still see new and interesting items. Gardens were impressive too. A real...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

Very often, not knowing what to expect can be an advantage. The size of of this place is incredible. What we were shown/allowed to see were well maintained and in good condition. Shame there wasn't more rooms opened to the public. The tour guide is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 8, 2018|
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Response from MS_Visitor_Services | Property representative |
Dear Garryforbes Thank you for your query regarding dogs. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome within our 300 acres of gardens and grounds (including our private beach). Dogs are not permitted within the main house... More
Finlay S
July 5, 2018|
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Response from Broadman | Reviewed this property |
Probably at the sports ground near the swimming pool.
Irene C
January 24, 2018|
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Response from CoolCollectedMummy | Reviewed this property |
Mount Stuart was probably the most memorable thing on the island. Really quite spectacular and the tour was very informative. Definitely not to be missed. It's the jewel on the island It's a beautiful drive around the... More
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Oscar L
Which Island? Part 2. My decision. (8 Replies)
Hello and greetings from Denmark, once again... In February I asked for advice in this forum as I wanted to decide what islands should I visit in my next trip (in July). I booked a couple of weeks ago a tour and I wanted to share this with you. It is a garden related tour visiting: Mount Stuart and Ascog Fernery on Bute, Achamore Gardens on Gigha, An Cala Gardens, Arduaine, Crarae and Benmore Botanic Gardens. 3 nights and 4 days. I tried this company in 2006. It was an...More
March 12, 2009|
Response fromDhmellor|
Looks really good, although these gardens are not all on islands, of course.
Cruise stop in Rothesay (6 Replies)
What's the best way to get to Mount Stuart and the Victorian toilets from the cruise port?
February 10, 2018|
Response frommadscotsman115|
Cruise Port? Can you clarify? Are you coming off a Cruise at Greenock? Greenock is on the Mainland, Rothesay is the Principle Town on the Island of Bute. To get to Bute, you would need to take a Taxi from Greenock Port to Port Glasgow Station, then a Train to Wemyss Bay, then a Ferry to Rothesay. Then a local Bus or Taxi to Mount Stuart, the Victorian Toilets are located right on Rothesay Pier.