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Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute

Mount Stuart House

A little bit of everything in a large estate

A remarkable neo-gothic mansion. Built in the 19th Century,  Mount Stuart is a feat of Victorian engineering and was one of the most technologically advanced houses of its age. It was an impressive house of firsts - the first house with a heated indoor swimming pool, and the first house in the country to benefit from electric light, central heating, a telephone system and a passenger lift. Testament to the engineers involved in the construction of the house - all of these features are still working today. It boasts impressive architecture, lavish interiors, local heritage, extensive gardens, regional produce and hand-made gifts. Don't miss the restaurant, either, where the chefs use as much produce from the kitchen garden as they can. 

Visit our Bute destination page for more information on how to get to Bute.

Open: From Monday 28 October 2019, Mount Stuart is open Monday-Friday for private tours only. Pre-booking is essential with a minimum of 24 hours notice. The Visitor Centre, Courtyard Cafe and Shop are closed from Monday 28 October 2019 and will reopen in Spring 2020. Full details of our 2020 opening dates will be released soon. At the moment the house remains closed in line with government guidelines. Please visit  Mount Stuart  for more up-to-date info. 



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