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Rothesay, Winter Gardens
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Built around a central castle, Rothesay is an Isle of Bute town that has been popular with tourists since the Victorian era. Reach your hotel by ferry from either Wemyss Bay or Colintraive, then settle down to enjoy the beautiful beaches and colourful gardens along the island’s coast.

Spend your time swimming in the sea, enjoying shows at Rothesay’s theatre or visiting the fascinating educational attractions, including the museum and Discovery Centre.

Rothesay Castle is one of the most prominent attractions in the town, particularly due to its unusual design in a circular shape. Much of the castle still stands, including the Great Hall which is now home to a number of exhibits about the history of the owners. Unlike many British castles, Rothesay features a moat that is still in place and filled, adding to the character of the castle.

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This carefully selected partner hotel is set in a prime position above delightful terraced gardens and boasts incredible views over the Firth of Clyde. Regular car ferries to the Isle of Bute from Wemyss Bay and Colintraive.

Mountstuart Road
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Mount Stuart Castle
Rothesay Castle
Bute Brewery
St Blane's Chapel
Ardencraig Gardens
Bute Museum
Kingarth Standing Stones
St Michaels Chapel Ruins
Bute Military Museum
Port Bannatyne Promenade

Puck's Glen
Argyll Adventure Park
Benmore Botanic Garden
Fyne Ales Brewery
Otter Ferry
Castle House Museum, Dunoon
Crarae Garden Argyll
Ardkinglas Woodland Garden
Inveraray Castle
Kyles of Bute