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'Butetiful' Bute

'Butetiful' Bute

Beautiful Bute is one of the most accessible Scottish islands, just a short ferry ride across the Firth of Clyde. It is a short trip from Wemyss Bay to the Victoriana meets art deco-style resort of Rothesay, with its palm trees and promenade. Attractions include Rothesay Castle, the stately home at nearby Mount Stuart, and some extraordinarily varied landscapes. From the lush, fertile and rolling hills of the island's heart to the craggy, heather-covered moorlands of the north and the delightful sandy beaches around the coastline, the island is a haven for walking, cycling, fishing and wildlife.

Photo: Mount Stuart House courtesy of Visit Scotland

Your Itinerary

Monday 7th: This morning we travel to Wemyss Bay from where we take the ferry to
Rothesay, arriving at our hotel in time for dinner.

Tuesday 8th: After breakfast we visit the neo-gothic Mount Stuart House and Gardens,
one of the most technologically advanced houses of its age, set in 300 acres of
landscaped gardens, woodland and coast. In the afternoon we enjoy a scenic tour of the
island before we arrive back in Rothesay, where we spend the rest of the afternoon at
leisure.

Wednesday 9th: This morning we journey to the mainland from Rothesay to Wemyss Bay
by ferry from where we travel to Glasgow. We have time at leisure to explore the city’s
numerous cultural attractions including the Riverside Museum (an award winning transport
museum) and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. In the afternoon we return to
Wemyss Bay for our return crossing to Rothesay.

Thursday 10th: This morning we take a ferry from Rhubodach to Colintraive from where
we travel along the shores of the tranquil Loch Fyne to Inverary Castle & Gardens, where
we enjoy a guided tour. After free time for lunch in the tea room we journey through
spectacular Scottish scenery via the Rest and Be Thankful viewpoint (the highest point on
the journey) to beautiful Loch Lomond, with a refreshment stop at the picture postcard
village of Luss. We then continue via the Erskine Bridge and Gourock until we reach
Wemyss Bay where we travel by ferry back to Rothesay.

Friday 11th: After breakfast we make our way home.

Glenburn Hotel, Rothesay ***

If you like the idea of a break on the island haven of Bute, The Glenburn Hotel is a grand and elegant choice for your stay. The hotel is set in a prime position atop delightful terraced gardens and was originally constructed in 1892 as Scotlands first hydropathic retreat. It commands fabulous views overlooking Rothesay Bay and the Cowal Peninsula. Within the hotel, you will find 119 en-suite bedrooms with all the amenities you need to ensure a comfortable stay.

Your Tour Includes

  • All Travel by Executive Coach
  • 4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
  • In-House Activities (Bingo or Quiz) Each Night
  • Excursions as Detailed
  • Entrance to Mount Stuart House & Gardens
  • All Ferry Crossings
  • Porterage
Departure DateHotelDaysAvailablePrice (Adult)Pick Up Points 
07 Sep 2020GLENBURN HOTEL 5 days 10+ £435.00 View Locations Book Now