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Public Opening

After serious consideration, and in light of recent announcements from the Government and World Health Organization, Mount Stuart Trust regretfully announces that site opening on Friday 3 April is postponed until further notice.

Our team have worked incredibly hard over the past months in preparation for opening, and this decision has not been taken lightly. The health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff is our top priority in light of the ever-changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

To clarify, with immediate effect there is no access to the House, Gardens and policies for both current members and ticket holders. All tickets and memberships pre-purchased will be valid for future visit dates once we reopen.

We are deeply disappointed to have to postpone our opening, but look forward to seeing you at Mount Stuart later in the year.

We will continue to monitor the situation and review this decision. Any changes will be published via the website. For any urgent enquiries please email: and our team will respond as soon as possible.


3rd April - 28th June Guided tours at: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm,
29th June - 30th August Freeflow from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
29th June - 30th August Guided tours at: 11:00am, 3:00pm,
31st August - 1st November Guided tours at: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm,


28th October 2019 to 2nd April 2020 CLOSED
3rd April 2020 to 1st November 2020 10.00AM - 6.00PM

Visitor Centre

28th October 2019 to 2nd April 2020 CLOSED
3rd April 2020 to 1st November 2020 10.00AM - 6.00PM

The Courtyard

28th October 2019 to 2nd April 2020 CLOSED
3rd April 2020 to 1st November 2020 10.00AM - 5.00PM

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Ticket Prices

Adult £13
Concession £11
Child (5-15) £7.50
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £39
Garden only £8.25
Groups of 15 or more from £8.25

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Closed Dates

On some dates throughout the year Mount Stuart may close early or open late due to private events. On these dates tour times may differ to those advertised, and some rooms may not be available to visit.

16th May 2020 closed from 1:00pm
20th June 2020 closed from 2:30pm
18th July 2020 closed from 1:00pm
25th July 2020 closed from 1:00pm
8th August 2020 closed from 1:00pm
15th August 2020 closed from 1:00pm
5th September 2020 closed from 1:00pm


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Getting Here

Mount Stuart is located on the Isle of Bute, the most accessible island on the west coast of Scotland. The Isle of Bute is approximately 90 minutes from Glasgow by road or rail, including a 35 minute ferry crossing from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay. Alternatively another ferry runs from Colintraive to Rhubodach, taking less than 5 minutes. A discounted joint ticket including ferry travel, bus travel and admission to Mount Stuart is available to purchase from CalMac at Wemyss Bay.

By Car

Mount Stuart is 5 miles south of the island's principal town: Rothesay, and is well signposted from the ferry terminal. If you are travelling using a sat nav system, please use the postcode PA20 9LR. Get directions on Google Maps.

Car parking is available free of charge at the Visitor Centre. Blue badge parking is available both at the Visitor Centre and main house. Please be aware that we do not have a designated parking area for motor homes.

By Bus

West Coast Motors operate a regular bus service 490/90 from Rothesay (Guildford Square) to Mount Stuart. The bus stop at Mount Stuart is a short walk from the Visitor Centre.

By Bicycle

Bicycle storage racks are available at the Visitor Centre next to the accessible parking and main house opposite the Rock Garden.

Group Visits

Large groups are welcome at Mount Stuart and we have a number of packages available to make your visit extra special.

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Shop and Eat at Mount Stuart

Here at The Courtyard we are as passionate about food and drink as we are about our home at Mount Stuart. In our Visitor Centre and Courtyard shops we stock a range of unique local and regional crafts.

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