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Council: Argyll and Bute
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Ascog Hall Fernery and Garden
"This has to be the most disappointing gardens in the whole of Rothesay. The gardens were a disgrace and there was nothing you could recommend about these gardens, ..." More

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Rothesay is the historic main town on the Isle of Bute located in the Firth of Clyde situated between the Isle of Arran and the Scottish mainland on the Cowal district of Argyll and Bute. Rothsay is the oldest dukedom of Scotland created in 1398, awarded royal burgh status from 1401. This beautiful town has been a sea-side holiday resort since the 19th century with its car-ferry operating from Wemyss Bay on the Clyde coast. On the pier is the Rothesay Victorian Toilets; the oldest surviving public convenience in Scotland. Rothesay is surrounded by picturesque scenery, a stunning Bay and views over the Clyde and the Cowal peninsula, there are hotels, B&Bís, guest houses, a camping park, a holiday caravan park, restaurants and shops. The restored medieval Rothesay Castle is a focal point in town; this 13th century moated castle has a unique circular design with features including the impressive Great Hall and the dungeons. Nearby is the Bute Museum with exhibits on the Clyde Steamers and the geology and archaeology of the ancient isle. Other attractions include St Maryís Church, Ardencraig Gardens with exotic bird aviaries, floral displays and a tea room and the Discovery Centre with a cinema, theatre and interactive displays. Rothesay Golf Club has an18-hole course and are there are annual Jazz and Folk Festivals and Highland Games.


Ardencraig Gardens
Ascog Hall Fernery and Garden
Mount Stuart
Rothesay Castle
St Maryís Chapel

Caravan Park

Roseland Caravan Park


Dance - Anne McIlroy School of Dance
Yoga - Irene Watson


Dental Surgery


Townhead Health Centre

Estate Agent

Bute Property & Insurance Agency Ltd
Skelton William & Co

Farmers Market

Isle of Bute Farmers Market

Golf Club


Pub and Bar

Argyll Arms
Black Bull Inn
Brandane Bar
Criterion Bar
Galatea Bar
Golfers Bar

Grapes Bar
Mac's Bar
Russian Tavern at THE PORT ROYAL HOTEL
Taverna Lounge Bar


Rothesay Primary School


Hannay Fraser & Co


AA Taxis
John Duncan Taxis


Isle of Bute Crafts
The Studio Shop
Lloyds Pharmacy
Fraser Gillies
Just Mens Wear
Flowers by Janine
Country Living
MacKinnon of Rothesay
The Card Shop
Isle of Bute of Foods
The Grapevine

Robert Ewing & Co
Isle of Bute Jewellery
Good Things
Mystical Metal
Print Point


Bute Wheelers(Cycling)

Places to Stay near Rothesay

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Glenburn Hotel (0.42 miles)

Glenburn Hotel
Set in an outstanding position above its own terraced gardens, the Glenburn enjoys a superb panorama across the waters of Rothesay Bay to the Cowal Peninsula. The town's shops, harbour, medieval castle ruins and sporting ... More | visit website
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The Ardyne (0.70 miles)

The Ardyne
The Ardyne is situated in a prominent position on the seafront, five minutes by car from the main ferry, or a leisurely stroll for those leaving their cars at home.

Our comfortable hotel is an elegant ... More | visit website
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St Ebba (0.70 miles)

St Ebba
St.Ebba is a grand grade 2 listed victorian house. It sits over looking Rothesay bay. Enjoy the panoramic views from the lounge or dining room while having breakfast or merely admiring the view. This is ... More | visit website
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Colintraive Hotel (6.31 miles)

Colintraive Hotel

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Spectacular views across the Kyles of Bute to the island. Fully refurbished to high standard. Award winning chef. Superb bar meals infront of log fire of bar with great atmosphere. ... More

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Whin Park Guest House (7.65 miles)

Whin Park Guest House
Whin Park has been established for over 30years and provides high standards of service and excellent accommodation which have consistently seen it awarded 4 Stars by Visitscotland. A tasty Scottish breakfast, cooked to order and ... More | visit website
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Brisbane House Hotel (7.80 miles)

Brisbane House Hotel

The Brisbane House boasts stunning seafront views and has recently completed a total refurbishment. We offer panoramic views from our 150seat Henrys Restaurant has floor to ceiling thermo glass and serves menus with european influences along side traditional ... More | visit website

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Glendarroch (8.21 miles)


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Glendarroch is a family run 3 star bed & breakfast (B&B) in the sunny seaside town of Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland. The accommodation is located on Irvine Road, only two minutes ... More

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Abbot's Brae (8.24 miles)


Nestled high amongst established woodland with sensational views over the Firth of Clyde and surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery you will ever see, Abbots Brae has earned for itself an enviable reputation ... More | visit website

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Kilfinan Hotel (8.30 miles)

Kilfinan Hotel
Kilfinan Hotel has been welcoming travellers since the 1760s. The spectacular Highland scenery on the eastern shores of Loch Fyne, Scotland's longest sea loch, and the peaceful, unhurried lifestyle of the area make it a ... More | visit website
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No.62 Bed & Breakfast (8.33 miles)

No.62 Bed & Breakfast
Fresh and Contemporary bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Largs. No.62 B&B has recently been renovated and offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Largs, Ayrshire. We are centrally located with easy access to the Largs Marina, ... More | visit website

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