Connecting People, Art, Land and Learning

Mount Stuart House and Gardens are located on the beautiful island of Bute. Bute is only 33 miles from Glasgow.  It is the most accessible of the westerly isles from the Scottish Central Belt. It’s a peaceful island haven, just a stone’s throw away from the mainland.

The spirit of nineteenth-century invention is embodied in Mount Stuart – a feat of Victorian engineering, this neo-gothic mansion was one of the most technologically advanced houses of its age. Ironic, when you consider the medieval inspiration of the Gothic Revival. Set in 300 acres of grounds which include designed gardens, woodland and coast there is something for everyone at Mount Stuart!

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Discover our gardens

The gardens at Mount Stuart are home to a spectacular botanic collection of plants from all over the world. You’ll find everything from champion rhododendrons  to snowdrops and daffodils!

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Explore the House & Collections

Mount Stuart houses the truly astonishing Bute Collection including European and British masterpieces and the interiors of the house itself are masterpieces in their own right!

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Enjoy a bite in the Bute Kitchen

On the island of Bute we are surrounded by fabulous producers and suppliers and we are proud to include fresh, local and Scottish ingredients on our kitchen menu.

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What’s On

At Mount Stuart House & Gardens there is always something for everyone going on. Check out our events calendar and start planning your visit!

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WHAT'S ON

Art of Power

Art of Power is an exciting new collaborative exhibition, split across two venues, The Hunterian, Glasgow and Mount Stuart and the ticket price covers entry to the exhibition at both.

This two venue exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see major paintings from the Bute Collection at Mount Stuart, one of the foremost private collections in the UK.

From 30 October 2017 – 14 January 2017 the exhibition at Mount Stuart will be available by appointment only, Monday to Friday. During this period the House is closed to visitors and as such there will be no catering or retail available. If you are travelling by public transport the bus stop for Mount Stuart is a 15 minute walk from the House. We are not able to take appointments on 1 November, 8 November,  12 December and 18-29 December 2017.

Please email contactus@mountstuart.com to book, we require one week notice to book an appointment.

 

Afternoon Teas

You can enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the Bute Kitchen or, for something extra special, try our premium afternoon tea in the Purple Sitting Room. A perfect way to celebrate an occasion we also offer gift vouchers for afternoon teas.

Afternoon Tea at Bute Kitchen: £12.50pp

Premium Afternoon Tea in the Purple Sitting Room: £25.00pp

View a sample menu here or head to our Shop & Eat page for more details.

 

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Christmas at Mount Stuart

Join us for festive fun at Mount Stuart all through December!

On December 3 we’re hosting our annual Craft Fair in the Marble Hall with craftspeople from all over Bute, delicious food & drink from Bute Kitchen, creative workshops and maybe even a visit from Santa!

Join us for a Festive Feast in Bute Kitchen 8, 14 or 15 December to get in to the Christmas Spirit.

Finally, our ever popular Carol Service in the Marble Chapel will held last Monday before Christmas come along to hear the house filled with glorious music.

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Mount Stuart

Mount Stuart is located on the beautiful island of Bute. Bute is only 33 miles from Glasgow. It is one of the most accessible of the westerly isles from the Scottish Central Belt. It’s a peaceful island haven, just a stone’s throw away from the mainland.