Plan your visit

Opening Information

Mount Stuart House & Gardens are now closed for the winter. Thank you to everyone who visited us this season, we look forward to welcoming you back in spring 2023!

Special Events

Our Christmas Food & Craft Market takes place on Sunday 4th December. Find out more & book your tickets here.

Opening Hours

Open daily 15th April - 30th October 2022

House (self-guided free flow admission): 12-3pm (closes 4pm July & August)
Gardens: 10am-5pm
Tickets, Information & Shop: 10am-4.30pm
Courtyard Cafe: 11am-4pm

Closed Dates

On certain dates throughout the year, Mount Stuart House & Cafe may remain closed for special events.

Online tickets are unable to be purchased for any of the house closure dates listed below. Unless otherwise stated, the gardens will remain open on all closure dates and tickets can be purchased from the ticket office on arrival.

Private House Tours

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Shop and Eat at Mount Stuart

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Online Shop

Mount Stuart publications including 20 Masterpieces from Mount Stuart are currently available to purchase from our online shop.

Visit the shop 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.

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 on site. 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 drops off and picks up directly at Mount Stuart House until 23rd October, thereafter the bus will stop and pick-up from Kerrycroy which is a 19 minute walk to Mount Stuart House.

By Bicycle

Bicycle storage racks are available at the car parking area and at the main house.