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!Book your visit
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!DOWNLOAD THE MAP
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!DISCOVER
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.PLAN YOUR VISIT
At Mount Stuart House & Gardens there is always something for everyone going on. Check out our events calendar and start planning your visit!WHAT'S ON
We are now offering gift cards for one & two hour private tours & afternoon teas for our 2019 season. The perfect Christmas gift for someone special or as a treat for yourself and a loved one!Buy Gift Cards
Read our latest press releases as well as blog posts about highlights from our Collection and Gardens!Latest News
Visual Arts Programme –
You can watch a short video by Connolly Clark Films about our current Visual Arts exhibition to The Power of Twelve here.
Christine Borland returned to Mount Stuart in 2018, having been one of the first artists invited to respond to the historic house and its collections in 2003. With the centenary of the WWI armistice, it is timely that she returns to Mount Stuart, inspired by its history as a WWI naval hospital.
to The Power of Twelve comprised of an inter-related series of new works making reference to lesser-known histories of the Great War and particular aspects of Mount Stuart’s wartime role.
This exhibition was supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.
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.