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A remarkable architectural feat. An enlightening visit.

Mount Stuart’s architectural journey is a story in itself. The original house was built in 1719, but was severely damaged by fire in 1877. Most of the contents survived, along with the wings of the building. These were incorporated into the house you see today, which was built in the late 19th century. The Georgian architecture of the wings presents a striking contrast to the otherwise Victorian design, providing a completely unique architectural blend. Taking a moment to absorb the sheer beauty of the building is an unforgettable part of the Mount Stuart experience. And that’s before you’ve stepped through the door.

Inside, design inspired by astrology, art and mythology dazzles. See a map of the stars on the ceiling of the Marble Hall. Take the spiral staircase to what is believed to be the world’s first domestic heated swimming pool. This house is filled with innovations – from an early telephone system to our Victorian passenger lift.

There’s so much to discover. Inside and out.

Architecture

Mount Stuart’s architectural journey is a story in itself. The original house was built from 1719, but was severely damaged by fire in 1877. Most of the contents survived, along with the Georgian wings of the building. These were retained as part of the new Mount Stuart, which the 3rd Marquess of Bute built in the late 19th century.

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Interiors

The beauty of Mount Stuart’s interiors lies in the quality of their contents and the amazingly detailed craftsmanship. From the foraging squirrels carved into the dining room panelling to the elaborate painted mirror in the ladies’ drawing room – each element tells a story, and something about the characters who once lived here.

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Our story

Although history is an important part of any visit here, our story continues. From the families that have lived in the house over the centuries to the staff working their magic every day, it’s people who make up the fabric of Mount Stuart.

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