History and archaeological interest holidays on the Isle of Bute
The Isle of Bute has numersous sites of historic and archaeolgical interest. Rothesay Castle is located in the centre of the town and close by is Bute's natural history museum, the museum may be small but it is still very interesting and worth a visit. Further out of town is the magnificent Mount Stuart House, truly one of Scotland's most beautiful stately homes and a must see.
Dotted around the island are sites of Iron Age forts, 6th century chapels and standing stones, such as the St.Colmac stone circle near Ettrick Bay, Blackpark standing stones at Kingarth and the Cairnbaan Cairn hidden on the north west of the island.
Located on the southwestern corner of Bute is Dunagoil Bay, which is the site of an Iron Age hill fort, and just a short distance away atop a small hill is the atmospheric ruin of St. Blanes Chapel, which dates back to the 6th century. A stroll along the beautiful Scalpsie Bay to the rocks, home to a large colony of seals, will take you to the location of another small Iron Age Fort.
The island also played it's part during WWII, and a walk from Rhubodoch ferry terminal along the Balnakailly Loop path will take you to a WWII bunker, apart from its historic interest it is a beautiful walk with views out across the Kyles of Bute
Located in the Straad on the west coast of the island is Seaview Cottage. The property is only a few minutes walk from the beach at St. Ninian's Bay, and the bay itself is also the sight of some prehistoric standing stones and the remains of a 6th century chapel. Recently renovated, this five star rated 3 bedroomed property sleeps up to 6 people and is fully equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday. The property is well suited for days spent outdoors with a boot room for removing those muddy boots, a pulley for drying off damp jackets and a cosy log burner for relaxing in front of after a day out.
Seaview Cottage Straad has private off street parking for up to two cars, and an electric vehicle charger is available. The fully enclosed garden is ideal for dogs.
There are few truly quiet spaces left these days, however Seaview Cottage Straad is one of those places - this makes it the ideal location to truly get away from it all.
Prices from £426.00
Seaview Cottage is situated within the small community of the Straad on the west side of the island, a short 5 mile drive from Rothesay town centre. This cosy single-storey cottage enjoys a very picturesque and peaceful setting with spectacular views toward the Arran and the Island of Inchmarnock. Recently renovated, the 3 bedroomed property sleeps up to 6 and is fully equipped with everything you need for a self-catering holiday. Just an hour from Glasgow, the Isle of Bute is one of Scotland's most accessible islands. Dog Friendly. Electric Vehicle Charger onsite. Beachside Location. Luxury Self Catering Accommodation. Ideal Coastal Staycation.
- Beachside Location
- 5 Star Rated Luxury Self Catering
- Sleeps up to 6 people
- Dog Friendly
- Stunning Sea Views