The Isle of Bute lies in Scotland’s Firth of Clyde, tucked into the spectacular sea lochs of southern Argyll, just north of Arran, and is easily accessible by regular ferry services from the mainland. There are two ferry access ports to the island.
Wemyss Bay – Rothesay. The principal route to the island is by car and passenger ferry from Wemyss Bay which has a rail connection to Glasgow.
Colintraive – Rhubodach. This is a ferry crossing at the north end of the island. It takes minutes to cross the short stretch of water. The road from Glasgow takes you through some of the most stunning scenery in Argyll.
Bute has many interesting places to visit from the majestic Mountstuart House, family seat of the Marquis of Bute, just 2 miles south of Montford Cottage, to Rothesay Castle with its close association with the Stewart Kings of Scotland.
There are plenty of sports and activities to enjoy on the island including walking, sea and loch angling, cycling (bike hire available) and golf. The island has 3 golf courses, each with its own challenges and all with spectacular views.
The main town of Rothesay is about 3 miles away and has plenty of facilities including a small cinema, swimming pool, visitors’ centre, shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. There is a lovely putting green on the front which is open in high season.
For more information about the island and all its attractions,
please visit www.isle-of-bute.com