See & Do


Rothesay Castle

Visit the Rothesay Castle and the superb museum behind the castle.

Mount Stuart House

Mount Stuart House and Gardens are home to some incredible architecture and history. 

Discovery Centre

Visit the Discovery Centre in the Winter Garden.

Victorian Toilets

Try the Victorian Toilets on the pier for a taste of times past. 

Ardencraig Gardens

Pop along to Ardencraig Gardens or out to St Blanes Chapel where tradition holds that a monastery was founded here by St Catan in the late AD 500s.


Ettrick Bay

Ettrick Bay with an excellent cafe. 

Straad & Scalpsie

The Straad, Scalpsie for seals and if you are very lucky a sea otter.

Kilchattan Bay

Kilchattan Bay for a great beach, lovely tea room and the start of the West Island Way. 


Canada Hill

Walk up the Serpentine to the Jam Jar on Canada Hill for lunch with a great view.

Open Top Bus Tour

Take the Open Top Bus Tour to see the island in one go. 

Bute Boat Tours

Take a Bute Boat Tours rib ride and visit Arran or Tighnabruich.

Golf Courses

Three golf courses await the keen golfer and a pitch and putt for the amateurs.

Kayak & Paddle Board

Hire a paddle board or kayak.


Hire an electric bike or a normal one but be warned the hills can be brutal.

Colintraive Hotel

Take the ferry to The Colintraive Hotel for lunch.

Wild Bute Tours

Book a guided tour with Wild Bute Tours. Visit Bute community forest at Rhubodach for great walks (one you follow the coloured ribbons) discover a WW2 bunker and a swing with a magnificent view.


Hire a boat and go fishing on Loch Fad.