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My Fave Places on Bute

As I spend more time on Bute, I am slowly curating a list of places that I love to visit.  For any future visitors to Bute, this is a go to list of spots that I always frequent.   

Bute Yard

This is a new addition to Rothesay and it is a fantastic place to visit.  It is a multi use venue where there is a bar, food and events.  There are both indoor and outdoor spaces and it is the perfect place for a party!  The markets are especially impressive, as they showcase the best of Bute.    

Bute Yard

61-67 High Street, Rothesay

Isle of Bute PA20 9AX

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Bonnie Bling

I only have one coffee a day - but I do like it to be a good one!  Here you will find fantastic coffee, great food and gorgeous pieces of Scottish bling.  Most importantly, Mhairi the owner is a delight - the conversation never fails to bring a smile to my face.

Bonnie Bling

10 Castle Street, Rothesay

Isle of Bute PA20 9HA

The Green Interiors

Without a word of exaggeration, this is the most beautiful shop on Bute!  It is here that I met the incredible Trish - her taste is exquisite.  The shop is forever changing and everything is completely unique.  This is where you will find inspiration and the pieces that are worth splurging on.  I love it!

The Green

13 Argyle St, Rothesay

Isle of Bute PA20 0AT

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Mount Stuart 

This is a truly magnificent place to visit - a must see.  The gardens are spectacular, but inside the house is jaw droppingly impressive.  The house was built in 1719 featuring Georgian architecture and Victorian design.  The interiors are inspired by astrology, art and mythology.  I loved the story too.

Mount Stuart

Isle of Bute

PA20 9LR

Isle of Bute Distillery

Amazing gin and even more amazing cocktails!  They are now located at the newly opened Bute Yard, which just happens to be at the bottom of my garden.  

Isle of Bute Distillery

61-67 High Street, Rothesay

Isle of Bute PA20 9AU

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Kingarth Hotel

This hotel was established in 1786 and although it is a bit of a drive from Rothesay, it is absolutely worth it.  The food is home cooked and delicious - it is here that my son Hamilton acquired a taste for haggis.  Nestled in the beautiful countryside, it is a great spot for a drink, a game of pool and a great meal.

Kingarth Hotel

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Kilchattan Bay

PA20 9LU

Bute Museum

For a history nerd like me, this is a wonderful place to lose yourself.  If you step inside you will find a treasure trove of information on the archaeology, history, flora, fauna and geology of Bute.  This also happens to be where Isabel the genealogist is based!  Be sure to check the opening times though.

Bute Museum

 

7 Stuart Street, Rothesay

Isle of Bute PA20 0EP

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Glenburn Hotel

Such a grand old hotel - it is a sight to behold!  The views are truly to die for, overlooking Rothesay Bay and the Cowal Peninsula.  It was originally constructed in 1892 as a hydrotherapy retreat - but you can now stay in the hotel, enjoy a meal there or sip a quiet G&T and watch the sunset from the terrace. 

Glenburn Hotel

 

Mountstuart Road, Rothesay

PA20 9JP

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