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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What’s On

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 Christmas 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 –

Short Film

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

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.