The Discovery Centre
The Discovery Centre
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GuildfordGhost2001
Guildford, UK29 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
It was a wet day when we came to Bute. Both The Discovery Centre and cinema were still undergoing a refurb, but the Tourist Info Office at the front of the Winter Gardens was open. We chatted to the staff member Margaret for well over an hour. She was lovely and a joy to converse with. I hope her employers see this, recognise it, and give her some kind of reward. We left the island having done very little but feeling really good about the place, due in no small part to herself.
Written April 30, 2022
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margaret p
Kidderminster, UK172 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
On a very wet, cold and windy day we ventured into this centre. No entrance fee was charged and we spent quite some time looking at very informative displays about Bute and it's history. There were also interactive activities and plenty of comfortable seating to watch the various videos.
The staff were very helpful and friendly with a little bit of banter which made the whole experience worthwhile.

There are many souvenir gifts on sale as well a locally made scarfs, caps etc..

Spend a few moments to look at the statue of Lena Zavoroni, it is beautiful.

On leaving the centre we spent a few moments admiring the wonderful flower beds that surround the centre, unfortunately all the tulips were not in bloom so people who are going to visit after us are in for a colourful spectacular.
Written May 5, 2015
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Andrea
Galashiels, UK23 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Small cinema but excellent screen,sound and super comfortable chairs. Prices are cheap( LESS than £6 for an adult!!!?) and you can have all the snacks you fancy at similar prices to a corner shop but no rip off popcorn.
A relaxing experience: highly recommended especially if followed by a long walk by the sea on the promenade.
Written July 31, 2019
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LIZZY6666
Saltcoats, UK67 contributions
Dec 2013 • Couples
nothing really of interest . could not stand the scottish old fashioned music on the movies it was embarrising and trite . why has rothesay centre got no real interesting things to buy only plastic crap and expensive tartan shawls. shame on rothesay , are there no real artisans other than one jewelers outwith the centre that punt some decent mementos of rothesay
Written December 5, 2013
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FionaHutch
Sheffield, UK13 contributions
Oct 2014 • Family
There are several interesting displays here and videos to watch should the weather turn a little more British. The statue dedicated to Lena Zavaroni is beautiful and the cards left from fans very touching.

There is a gift shop which offers everything from postcards to expensive tweed handbags and cookery books. What is missing is more local publications (a visit to the library will show you there are plenty to choose from) and more local produced textiles. Having bought tartan wraps for my mum, mum-in-law and myself, I was very disappointed indeed to return home and discover they were made in China.
Written November 5, 2014
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LondonGirl
21 contributions
a lot of reading...not really that much else. lots of stuff in the shop and alot of information about thr island. cery helpful lady at the information counter.
Written February 19, 2014
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Fiona T
Doncaster, UK133 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We were at Rothesay for the day, we nipped into the Discovery Centre. We didn't know what it was until we were in. It's a tourist information centre, a gift shop and a cinema. The whole place is built some years ago, its Victorian build. The tourist information part gives you so much history of how people used to get there in Victorian day. They have a cinema in too x
Written August 3, 2019
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Annie James
101 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Wow....just lovely.
What a lovely little cinema with fabulous friendly staff.
Good admission price, spotlessly clean, snack prices kept reasonable.
New comfortable seats.

Was just great. Well worth a visit on a rainy day.
Written April 15, 2019
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marginnes
Edinburgh, UK1 contribution
Jun 2017 • Friends
A mine of information within Centre with really interested and helpful staff - especially Catherine. Tasteful gifts for sale and tea/coffee machine available for drinks whilst looking at literature. Lovely old footage on various films.
Written June 25, 2017
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james m
Rothesay, UK16 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
An OK visitor experience..... On the inside. However this A listed building is in a sorry state outside.... Please visit it before it's too late!
Written June 27, 2016
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