On the east coast of the Isle of Bute, Ascog House stands in the large and secluded grounds of the old mansion house of Ascog. Rothesay has many attractions including a golf club and some magnificent Victorian toilets. Seals can often be seen on the beach at the end of the drive.
Bute is 15 miles long by 4 miles wide but there is lots to see and do. The West Island Way is an island long marked trail which can be tackled in sections – it’s a great way to see Bute’s flora and fauna and the views to Arran and Cowal. Ferries to Rothesay, Bute, run several times each day from Wemyss Bay and there is a connecting train service to Glasgow.
Close by is Mount Stuart (2.6 miles), a grand 19th-century mansion that houses the world's first indoor heated pool. You can gain discounted entry to Mount Stuart with a National Art Pass, which enables its members to enjoy free entry to over 240 museums, galleries and historic houses throughout the UK as well as 50% off entry to major exhibitions.
The pass is presented by one of Landmark's partners, the Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for art, which has been supporting museums and galleries for over 110 years by helping them to buy and display great works of art for everyone to enjoy. Income raised through the National Art Pass goes straight back into their charitable programme. Find more about it at artfund.org/national-art-pass.
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Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute