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

UK Heritage Awards

We are delighted to announce that Mount Stuart has been nominated for a UK Heritage Award. These awards celebrate high quality experiences enjoyed by visitors to heritage attractions across the country.

We pride ourselves on making every visit to Mount Stuart unforgettable; this nomination is a testament to the hard work of all our staff and we are honoured to be considered.

Ready for Spring!

Mount Stuart will reopen on 23 March 2018 with lots of wonderful new events, activities and our annual Visual Arts exhibition for you to enjoy! We can’t wait to welcome you. In the meantime you can join us on social media:

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Visual Arts Programme

Our Visual Arts Programme will return in June 2018 with an exhibition by a significant contemporary artist. Accompanying the exhibition will be a programme of talks, workshops and activities. More details to be announced in the months ahead.

Illustration by Danielle Banks, 2016

Visual Arts

Afternoon Teas

Join us from 23 March for a delicious Afternoon Tea in the Bute Kitchen or Purple Sitting Room. Perfect for relaxing with family or to celebrate a special occasion, we can adapt our menu to suit you! Head to our Shop & Eat page for more details.

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Latest News

Read our latest press releases as well as blog posts about highlights from our Collection and Gardens!

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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.