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Great Days Out
The Isle of Bute has so much to see and do throughout your entire stay, however being bordered by Argyll and North Ayrshire, there may be places to call and see on your way here, or perhaps on your way home.
Bute is part of the wider region of Argyll, an area on the west coast of Scotland that can be reached easily from the island.
Oban, the port from which you can reach both the Inner and Outer Hebrides, is only a short distance away, lying further north up the coast.
For the visitor who fell in love with Mount Stuart's collection of fine art, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow would be an ideal next stop on a cultural tour of Scotland.
Similarly, the world renowned Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh would captivate those who have been enchanted by Mount Stuart's breathtaking grounds and gardens. All of these are achievable as a day-trip from your comfortable base on Bute.
Bute is also the ideal first stop on a tour of the west coast islands of Scotland.
The ferry company Caledonian MacBrayne (Calmac) offer Island Hopscotch tickets that allow you to take in the West coast islands at your own pace.
Robert Burns was born in the neighbouring region of Ayrshire, which is full of places to visit for admirers of our national poet. Captivated by the tale of Tam O'Shanter? You can visit the Brig O'Doon: the bridge in Ayrshire over which Tam and his horse Meg escaped their hellish pursuers. Or you can go to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum where you can view original manuscripts for many of the Bard's most famous works, including Auld Lang Syne.
To find out more about what Scotland has to offer, visit the official Visit Scotland website.