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Isle of Bute and St Blane

From £105 per adult

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January — December

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Crossing the Clyde on a ferry to the Isle of Bute provides a day full of variety from the extravaganza of a Gothic mansion to the Celtic monastic ruins of St Blanes. Walks, a pub lunch and a stroll along the sands make this a fulfilling day.

Day's Itinerary:

-       Drive to the ferry at Wemyss Bay & enjoy a scenic crossing to this jewel of an island in the Firth of Clyde, viewing sea birds en route and possible porpoise.

-       Visit the outstanding Gothic marvel of Mount Stuart (perhaps Scotland’s best kept secret mansion). 2 options here:

-        EITHER go around the house interior an extra cost £5 house adult; child: £6.75; Concession: £9.50

-        OR walk its gardens and tree fringed sea shore. Grading; easy and flat along paths to the arboretum, gardens, coast and woodlands. Distance: 3km Height: level walk

-       Picnic lunch - please bring your own.

-       Afternoon hike to Scotland’s finest monastic site from the era of the Celtic saints of 6th century. It still exudes a deep peace in its remote, upland setting. Grading: Easy climb to the monastic ruins. Distance: 1km. Height Gained: 50m.

Possibility of making it a longer walk by going down the glen and up over the hill to Glencallum Bay. Grading: Moderate to strenuous over some boggy and stony ground. Distance: 6kms. Height gained: 200m including the walk up to St Blanes.

-       Drive up the west coast to Ettrick Bay and paddle its fine sandy shore, or if you’re brave, swim!

-       Home again on the ferry.

Cost includes ferry fares and admission to Mount Stuart grounds.

Pickup: 09:00 Drop off: 19:00

Contact details

Roaming Scotland
Gartgreenie House
FK10 3QG
Glasgow City Centre
Driver guide Minibus
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
English Tagalog
Adventure History Island Hopping Landscapes Walking Wildlife

Tour prices


  • £105 Per Adult
  • £105 Per child
  • £105 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour company information

Roaming Scotland

We do small group excursions with walks to see the less-explored wilds of Scotland with a focus on its ancient peoples and walking in their footsteps.

Opening times

8am-6pm everyday.

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