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Featured Article - Summer Of 2014
Well itís great to see we are having a hot summer here in the UK. Could this be another summer like 1976? Time will tell, but the signs are pretty positive. When the sun shines in Blighty, everyone seems to be in a better mood. Even the disappointment of our football results in the World Cup donít seem to deter us, nor did Andy Murrayís early departure from Wimbledon faze us. The good feel factor sunshine seems to spread amongst us is pure magic
The Beautiful island of Bute is only one and a half hours from Glasgow, but a million miles away in charm and atmosphere.
The island is only fifteen miles long and four miles wide, but a wide variety of flora and fauna can be discovered on this charming island. Porpoises, Ospreys and Seals are just some of the wildlife you may see while visiting. Certain areas in the north of the island in the Community Forest have been registered as Sites of Special Scientific Interest due to their biodiversity, which is unique to Bute.
Apart from the wildlife, Bute also has an abundance of glorious gardens and grand architecture. Mount Stuart is the most famous visitor attraction, but a visit to the Victorian Fernery in Ascog, which features a unique collection of ferns and gardens with a huge variety of exotic and rare plants and trees, is a must see, as are The Esplanade Gardens on the front
If youíre looking for a variety of fine restaurants, bars, and shops etc., head for Rothesay, and Port Bannatyne, where you wonít be disappointed.
All in all, this beautiful island of Bute has to be added to your bucket list, you might even think you have died and gone to heaven. » View Isle Of Bute Harbour Guide