History & Heritage

Bute Family

Bute Family

The Bute family's long history documents a dramatic rise to prominence, riddled with fortune, controversy and tragedy.

History of Mount Stuart

History of Mount Stuart

The first Mount Stuart was designed in the Georgian style by Alexander McGill in approximately 1716.

Bute Collection

Bute Collection

The Bute Collection is one of the foremost private collections of artworks and artefacts in the world.

A Rich and Intertwined History

The Bute family and Mount Stuart each share an incredibly rich, intertwined history. Residents of the Isle of Bute for centuries, the family have long left their mark upon the island's, Scotland's and Wales' architectural legacies.The neo-gothic masterpiece of Mount Stuart itself is testament to the generations of Stuart endeavours and imagination.