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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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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The Heart & Soul of Scotland

We’re only 90 minutes from Glasgow so if you’re planning a trip to the city don’t stop there! Head on over to Wild About Argyll’s website to find itineraries and get to know Bute’s #heartandsoul

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Gift Experiences

We are now offering gift cards for one & two hour private tours & afternoon teas for our 2019 season. The perfect gift for someone special or as a treat for yourself and a loved one!

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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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Visual Arts Programme – Whitney McVeigh

What is Worthwhile Doing in this World
16 March – 26 April 2019

Mount Stuart Trust is delighted to announce a solo exhibition by Whitney McVeigh this spring as part of its expanded Contemporary Visual Arts Programme.

McVeigh reaches into the Bute Archive, traditionally the realm of a patriarchal narrative, and focuses on intimate traces of the history of women in the house, in particular Gwendolen Crichton Stuart, 3rd Marchioness of Bute (1854-1932) and Augusta Crichton Stuart DBE, 4th Marchioness of Bute (1880-1947). The exhibition is an opportunity to bring the archive into the public space, an encounter that alludes to layers of time and celebrates our universality.

From 16 – 22 March access to the exhibition will be by appointment only. Contact us via contactus@mountstuart.com or call 01700 503 877 for more details.

Scottish Snowdrop Festival

We’re taking part in the Scottish Snowdrop Festival which runs 25 January – 11 March. Pay our gardens a special visit to catch these beautiful flowers in bloom! We’ll have stunning bulbs flowering throughout spring so make sure to plan more than one visit.

The House and Gardens are currently open Monday-Friday. Garden only tickets are £8.25PP and can be purchased either over the phone or in person at the office. Private House tours must be pre-booked.

We-reopen for the season on 22 March 2019.

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.