Argyll & the Isles
Beautiful Bute, as the slogan goes, is one of the most accessible Scottish islands just a wee ferry ride across the Firth of Clyde. It is a short trip from Wemyss Bay to the Victorian meets art deco-style resort of Rothesay, with its palm trees and promenade. Attractions include Rothesay Castle, the stately home at nearby Mount Stuart, and some of the country’s best toilets!
For such a compact island, Bute has some extraordinarily varied landscapes. From the lush, fertile and rolling hills of the island’s heart to the craggy, heather-covered moorlands of the north and the delightful sandy beaches around the coastline, the island is a haven for walking, cycling, fishing and wildlife.