Discover the House

Discover the House

A triumph of the imagination, an architectural masterpieceBritain's most astounding Victorian Gothic mansion and one of the world's great houses.

Explore the Grounds

Explore the Grounds

Magnificent gardens designed upon an exquisite natural canvasExplore our spectacular gardens and our incredible collection of both exotic and native flora and the vibrant landscapes.

Weddings & Events

Weddings & Events

A unique venue that epitomises both quality and luxuryOur discreet and dedicated team will go 'the extra mile' to manage every detail of your special event.

Stay With Us

Stay With Us

The most accessible island in ScotlandWe offer a range of superbly appointed self-catering properties across Bute.

What's On

What's On

An eclectic mix of events and occasionsMount Stuart hosts and organises a varied programme of events and activities, from themed garden walks to concerts in the Marble Hall.

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

A warm welcome awaits youAll the information you need for your visit from opening times and tickets, to group bookings and special tours.

Scotland's Best Kept Secret

There is always so much to see and do at Mount Stuart, be it in the house, gardens or at our award winning Visitor Centre.

Come and experience the best Bute has to offer in our Gift Shop or simply relax, explore and enjoy – Mount Stuart is truly a 'must see' in Scotland.

The house itself is arguably the finest piece of domestic architecture to emerge from Britain's Gothic Revival in the 19th Century. This lavish palace boasts a majestic marble hall, an awe-inspiring chapel, sumptuous accommodation and unspeakably rich reception rooms.

The stunning gardens and grounds are among Europe's finest, dating back to circa 1718 when the 2nd Earl of Bute laid out the beginnings of the 300 acres of botanical extravaganza that can be enjoyed today. With panoramic views across the Firth of Clyde and beyond, Mount Stuart and its gardens create a spectacular space in which art and nature co-exist in perfect harmony.

History and romance are set in stone and marble at this legendary aristocratic residence making it the perfect venue for your Wedding or special event.  Award-winning venue, delicious food, stunning event design and seamless delivery of the smallest detail all add up to an unforgettable experience for wedding couples and their guests at Mount Stuart.

How to find us

Mount Stuart is located on the beautiful Isle of Bute.  Bute is also part of the beautiful region of Argyll, close to the neighbouring region of Ayrshire and less than ninety minutes from the urban attractions of Glasgow and nearby Edinburgh.  We are connected to the mainland by two ferry routes and can offer a truly different way of seeing Scotland: why not make us the first stop on a tour of the Islands?  We offer a range of superbly appointed self-catering properties, from masterfully converted cottages to eco-houses, within the Grounds of Mount Stuart or further afield on the west coast of Bute.

Dates 29 March – 4 October 2015
Mon, Tue, Thur Guided tours hourly: 11.30am - 3.30pm
Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun Free flow admission: 12.00pm - 4.00pm
last entry 3.00pm
Please Note: On the following dates there will be no access to the house due to special events but our Visitor Centre and Gardens will be open for business as usual:
6 June, 20 June, 18 July, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 26 Sep

On the following dates the House, Gardens and Visitor Centre will be closed:
22-26 June

On the following dates we will be closing at 3pm:
17 July, 14 Aug

Please Note: Our adventure play area is currently closed to allow for essential maintenance work. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and hope that you will join us for more fun and adventure when the area reopens in mid-June.
Dates 29 March – 4 October 2015
Times 10:00am - 5:00pm
Please Note: On the following dates there will be no access to the house due to special events but our Visitor Centre and Gardens will be open for business as usual:
6 June, 20 June, 18 July, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 26 Sep

On the following dates the House, Gardens and Visitor Centre will be closed:
22-26 June

On the following dates we will be closing at 3pm:
17 July, 14 Aug
Dates 29 March – 4 October 2015
Please Note: On the following dates there will be no access to the house due to special events but our Visitor Centre and Gardens will be open for business as usual:
6 June, 20 June, 18 July, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 26 Sep

On the following dates the House, Gardens and Visitor Centre will be closed:
22-26 June

On the following dates we will be closing at 3pm:
17 July, 14 Aug
Dates 29 March – 4 October 2015
Courtyard Tea Room 11:00am - 4:30pm
Please Note: On the following dates there will be no access to the house due to special events but our Visitor Centre and Gardens will be open for business as usual:
6 June, 20 June, 18 July, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 26 Sep

On the following dates the House, Gardens and Visitor Centre will be closed:
22-26 June

On the following dates we will be closing at 3pm:
17 July, 14 Aug