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Visit Mount Stuart car-free

It’s easy to visit Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute car-free.

Direct buses from Rothesay ferry terminal are timed to coincide with ferries and stop at the house on days when it’s open. Buses run regularly during opening hours.

From Glasgow, there are regular trains (50 mins) and frequent buses (100 mins) to Wemyss Bay ferry terminal. At Wemyss Bay, there are then regular ferries to Rothesay (35 mins), where you can meet the bus.

The bus also runs to Mount Stuart from Rhubodach (40 mins), Port Bannatyne (30 mins) and Craigmore (10 mins).

Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.

10% off House & Garden tickets when you travel car-free. Please quote voucher code CARFREE when purchasing.

ScotRail have a range of saver tickets and offers, including Rail and Sail combined train and ferry tickets. Find the cheapest bus ticket for you from West Coast Motors (bus 490) or McGills (Clyde Flyer). For more money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses.

Cyclists are welcome and there are bike racks at the main house. Plan your cycle route here.

There are walks in Mount Stuart. The West Island Way goes through the middle of Bute, but not so near.

On the Isle of Bute you could call: McBrides or J & J for a taxi.

Wemyss Bay has a taxi rank. Book ahead there with Inverclyde.

Here’s some information on access to attractions, buses and trains. And here’s some information on accessibility at Mount Stuart.

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About Mount Stuart

Mount Stuart, Britain’s most spectacular Victorian Gothic house, offers a memorable day out for the whole family.

Walks on the beach, discoveries in the gardens, dazzling interiors, unique architectural details, seasonal events and exhibitions, make Mount Stuart a place that captures the imagination!

The original house was built in 1719 by the 2nd Earl of Bute but had to be rebuilt after a fire in 1877 by the 3rd Marquess of Bute. The main part of the house is a striking example of 19th-century Gothic Revival architecture, built in a reddish-brown stone and takes inspiration from history, astrology, art and mythology.

For any queries about visiting contact Mount Stuart on 01700 503877 or contactus@mountstuart.com

Address: Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, Scotland, PA20 9LR. Visit Website