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“Well kept secret”
Review of Mount Stuart

Mount Stuart
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Rothesay
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

I bet loads of people will say they know of Mount Stuart but I had never heard of it.
We are on an organised holiday and this was one of the excursions.
Osh what a fabulous place, I am only our daughter was not with us because she would, I am sure, want to be married there which can be done.
The marble hall is a wonder in itself but you have to see the whole building and take the tour to learn just some of the intricate architecture.
I can honestly say that is probably one if not the best stately home I have visit, and I am fairly ancient.
Into the bargain the Isle of Bute is lovely, you must visit the victorian gents toilet in Rothesay!!!!!

Thank Anne N
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

A very knowledgeable guide took us for a tour of the house which was beautiful definitely recommended .... The little cafe served a wonderful vegetable soup which went down well as the weather had taken a turn for the worse with a very chilly wind.

Thank Ann B
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

I have been to many stately homes/castles across the UK including some of the most famous but this and its history is breathtaking; the marble, the concepts regarding astrology and the history of the Bute dynasty iis quite spectacular
The grounds are stunning in a Victorian woodland kind of way and great views but do not expect lots of lovely flowers and being able to buy plants
You can get married here and the honeymoon suite and its conservatory are stunning - but probably not for most

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

This is a very special place on the Isle of Bute. Excess and eccentricity abound, and the wealth of the unusual family is reflected in the building. The guided tour is a must, and the knowledge and anecdotes of the guides really make the visit come to life. The building is on a grand scale, and I must admit that it resembles the excesses of the Vanderbilts in their Newport RI 'Country Cottages' on the other side of the pond, that were created around the same era. To live within must have been strange. The main atrium resembles the interior of Kelvingrove Art Gallery, with marble to excess in all shades and hues. The celestial ceiling and the use of natural light (fortunately in abundance on our visit) to amazing effect was quite remarkable. The grounds are also worth a visit, and there is a good wee restaurant and a visitor centre. Only improvement might have been some examples of the servant's quarters or the kitchens. The art collection is also amazing!

Thank crawfie
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful house, beautiful grounds. We did the guided tour which was done by a woman called Margaret Ross, she was brilliant and hilarious and definitely knew her stuff. It was very interesting. The cafe was lovely as well and the food was delicious.
You need to be interested in history to want to do this, but well worth it.

Thank Jeni K
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