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Places to Visit on Bute

Rothesay Library and Moat Education Centre
Visit our great library with its wonderful and knowledgable staff. Library services include extensive reference materials, as well as access to computers and wifi. Next door the Moat Education Centre provides a range of sports, exercise, cultural, and other activities, as well as offering rooms for hire.
Bute Museum
Bute Museum is a wonderful resource, providing both natural history and human history display rooms, and a meeting room, shop, and reference library. Check out the Web site which contains a wealther of information about the island and the museum’s clubs, societies and events. Most important, become a member and support the museum and it’s important work
Mount Stuart
An amazing building and beautiful parks and shore. You must visit and see for yourself. Consider an annual membership if you live on the island .. or if you don’t :).
Ascog Hall Gardens and Victorian Fernery
A wonderful 19th century fernery, rediscovered in 1997 and lovingly restored by the current owners. A lovely peaceful place to visit and enjoy. Additional information can be found here.
Rothesay Castle
A 13th century castle, restored in 1900, with a fascinating history that began with the struggles between Vikings and Scots. Additional information can be found here.
Loch Fad Fishery
In addition to fishing, Loch Fad is classified by Scottish Natural Heritage as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) for its scenic beauty and its huge diversity of bird life and vegetation. There is also a bird hide at the nothern end (off from the dam).