Isle Of Bute

Local Businesses
Weather & Tides
Today - Sunny Intervals
Maximum: 10C, Minimum: 5C
Wind: 17mph Westerly, Visibility: Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 06:16 GMT, Sunset: 18:39 GMT
Sunday - Light Rain Showers
Maximum: 9C, Minimum: 5C
Wind: 23mph Westerly, Visibility: Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 06:13 GMT, Sunset: 18:41 GMT
Monday - Sunny Intervals
Maximum: 10C, Minimum: 6C
Wind: 13mph North Westerly, Visibility: Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 06:10 GMT, Sunset: 18:43 GMT
Sat 23 Mar
Sun 24 Mar
Mon 25 Mar
Tue 26 Mar
Wed 27 Mar
Thu 28 Mar
Fri 29 Mar
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 you’re looking for a variety of fine restaurants, bars, and shops etc., head for Rothesay, and Port Bannatyne, where you won’t 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.
Comments (6)
05/02/2019 @ 9:12 pm
Hoping you might include this?

WildBute is the Isle of Bute Walks, Talks & Tour Company.

WildBute can provide pick-ups from either of Bute's Marinas, shoreside from moorings/at anchor or any Hotel, B&B or Ferry.

Bute has a rich Culture, History & Heritage including Neolithic Standing Stones & Circles, IronAge, Viking & Early-Christian Sites (150 Years Before Columba on Iona!) plus abundant Wildlife with Eagles, Osprey, Buzzards, Deer, Seals, Wild Goats & Flora
24/05/2018 @ 5:29 pm
John and marie
Great guide by the way, keep up the good work! Always use harbourguides when travelling.
17/03/2018 @ 2:57 pm
Harbourguides Crew
We are delighted to announce that we are now in the process of updating our Harbour Guide to this beautiful island. Sadly Paul, who worked here last has passed away. Richard Marcinko will be the Harbourguides representative that will be visiting the island and meeting as many businesses and services in the area as possible.
He looks forward to meeting you
HG Crew
16/03/2018 @ 1:35 pm
Helen & Len Yacht
Loved every minute of our time on Bute. Will be there again this July. Hope to see Karry and Shaun in the marina again this year
18/03/2016 @ 10:41 am
Jez and Sarah
Back to Bute again this year, found your guide extremely useful last year. How often do you update it?
09/07/2014 @ 7:31 am
The Wrights
Went to the Scottish Sculpture Park yesterday, and it was a lovely afternoon out.
We were staying on Bute and got the bus down to the ferry to Colintraive and walked up the hill( 10 minutes max) it is set in one of the most beautiful locations, and Karen Scotland who runs the Park is very nice.
It was well worth the visit and we had tea at Colintraive Hotel just by ferry terminal on the way back back to Bute, I am sure we will come back next year.
Add Your Comment
Business Reviews (16)
28/06/2018 @ 10:56 am
Optimum Marine Surveys by John Heale
I recently used the services of Optimum Marine to carry out a survey of my vessel. Oli Byles carried out the survey and I found the service professional, informative and courteous. I would recommend this company. John Heale
25/05/2018 @ 1:20 pm
Commodore Guest House by Sonya
Amazing and very accommodating, clean and very well priced we were so glad to be off the boat for the one night last night, super restful sleep, showered and well fed this morning, Breakfast was excellent they even have Haggis on the Breakfast menu, as well as the usual Breakfast items, we will be back to the Commodore for sure next time we sail into Rothesay, infact we may come back for a walking holiday and stay in one of the cottages at the rear of the Commodore, but still have Breakfast in the Commodore. Thank You Harry & Hazel for being the perfect hosts.
05/04/2018 @ 9:07 am
The Glenburn Hotel by bill and sarah
Had friends stay over at this hotel again last month, they loved it, looks like it's had a big refurbishment as well since they last visited will be booking again soon.
03/04/2018 @ 6:47 pm
Car Bute by Rob and lucy
Always hire a car from here when visiting the island, so many nice areas of the island to visit, 1st class service from Car Bute
03/04/2018 @ 6:44 pm
Picture Bute by Stewart and Sara
Great shop with something for everyone, gentleman was very helpful, will definately be back soon!
03/04/2018 @ 6:38 pm
Rothesay Post Office by Beryl and mike
Great post office, staff very helpful, lots of gifts inside too!
03/04/2018 @ 6:28 pm
Galatea Bar by Mike and Sue rowe
Visited Bute last month, dropped into the galatea for a few, staff very friendly and great atmosphere, will certainly be back!
07/01/2017 @ 12:49 pm
Commodore Guest House by Jules Goghan
After a hard sail and finding details for The Commodore from a pier hand we phoned to see if they could accommodate us, and they could, (after being on our small boat for 3 days in cramped conditions we needed a decent sleep), the facilities were fab, we had everything you could want for the weary traveller, a hot shower, cosy room and a comfy, comfy bed to sleep in and the best was the next morning at breakfast, freshly brewed coffee, a full scottish breakfast, fruit, toast and a brilliant Host Harry, he's so funny and very knowledgeable of the island and what to do through the day, places to visit etc..., we will hopefully be back next year and will not hesitate in where to stay as we know it will be the one and only COMMODORE in Rothesay. Thank You
15/12/2015 @ 7:32 am
The Dressing Room Bute by Mary Grogan
Loved this clothes shop beautiful pieces at reasonable prices
15/10/2014 @ 9:53 am
Commodore Guest House by Shona & Graham
What a find, had a fab Breakfast here last Sunday morning, when we arrived at the Marina on Saturday late afternoon and after enquiring as to where was recommended for Breakfast on Sunday morning, another yacht's crew said the Commodore, so we telephoned, well what a superb Breakfast and served in such a relaxed atmosphere & everything was so fresh, we will definetly be back and Thank you all at the Commodore see you all again next year.
13/07/2014 @ 8:30 am
India Pavilion by Big Roge
Some friends and I ate here last night, thumbs up but word of warning if you fancy a drink you bring your own, luckily we were able to run round to the Co Op round the back.
04/07/2014 @ 11:05 am
Broxburn Properties by Alex
Amazingly priced apartments opposite Rothesay Marina and Ferry terminal, worth a look.
26/06/2014 @ 5:17 am
India Pavilion by Paul
Chicken chat is on the starter section and is delicious and is a meal in itself.
25/06/2014 @ 7:32 am
Roseland Holiday Park by H.G.crew
Having a great time in my glamping pod, very peaceful up here and sleeping similar to a log.
25/06/2014 @ 7:28 am
Chandlers Restaurant by Paul H.Guides
I visited Chandlers restaurant the other night and had the signature starter dish Chandlers Seafood Chowder:- Langoustines, mussels, haddock & Salmon with crusty bread, delicious.
I opted for Roast Loin of Pork on crushed potatoes & leek with stilton & cider cream for my main, and found this to be just as good.
Had no room for dessert but left with no regrets.
20/06/2014 @ 4:12 pm
Commodore Guest House by Jim
Fantastic stay here, its a must to have their now Famous "Full Scottish Breakfast", sets one up for the whole day, they also do Breakfast for yachts people as long as you phone and book it the day before and they will do all they can to accommodate you, a Fab place in a Fab town.
Click here to visit our sponsorClick here to visit our sponsorClick here to visit our sponsorClick here to visit our sponsorClick here to visit our sponsorClick here to visit our sponsorClick here to visit our sponsorClick here to visit our sponsorClick here to visit our sponsorClick here to visit our sponsorClick here to visit our sponsorClick here to visit our sponsorClick here to visit our sponsorClick here to visit our sponsorClick here to visit our sponsorClick here to visit our sponsor