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Opening Times

*On Friday 18th October the House will close at 1.00pm for a private event. House tours will be available at 10.45am, 11.30am & 12.15pm and cover the lower level of the House only. The Visitor Centre, Gardens and Courtyard are open as normal. On Saturday 19th October the first available House tour is at 12.30pm.

From Monday 28th October, Mount Stuart is open for private tours only. Pre-booking is essential with a minimum of 24 hours notice.

An admission ticket gives you full access to the House and Gardens and can be purchased from the ground floor of our award-winning Visitor Centre, online or from select partners across Bute. Our welcoming staff will update you with tour times, and activities taking place during your visit.

For information regarding accessibility, click here.


2nd September - 27th October 2019 Guided tours at: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm,


22nd March - 27th October 2019 10:00am - 6.00pm

Visitor Centre

30th September - 27th October 2019 10.30am-5.00pm

The Courtyard

1st September - 27th October 2019 10.00am - 5.30pm

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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.

On the following dates the house will close at 1.00pm. The Courtyard, Gardens and Visitor Centre remain open as normal.

18th October 2019 closed from 1:00pm

The House will reopen at 12.00noon on the following dates:

19th October


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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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