If a day trip through time is what you want to experience, head off to the island of Bute to visit Mount Stuart. This “house” is simply incredible and will take you back in time to the splendor of days gone by. A short ferry ride from Ayr or Argyll will take you to the breathtaking Isle of Bute. You can stroll the streets of Rothesay taking in the stunning Winter Gardens and the grand Victorian houses before heading out to explore Mount Stuart.
The island was the Stuart of Bute’s (Steward of Bute) family seat and had been held by them since the middle of the 1100’s. This Stuart family is directly descended from King Robert the Bruce by the marriage of his daughter in 1315 to Walter, Stewart of Bute. Read the full story