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Ardbeg Baptist Church

7 King Street Rothesay

A God-centred, Jesus-led Spirit-filled community

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Ardbeg Bowling Club

Ardbeg Road Ardbeg

Bowling club in the village of Ardbeg

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Ardbrannan Riding Centre

Eastlands Road Rothesay

Horses and ponies to suit all levels of rider

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Ardencraig Garden

Ardencraig Lane Rothesay

Argyll & Bute council's show garden

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Ascog Hall Gardens & Victorian Fernery

Ascog

Sunken Victorian fernery, gardens and plant hunter trail

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Bogany Wood

Rothesay

Lovely mile-long walk through ancient woodland with stunning bay views

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Bute Community Forest

Rhubodach

Community forest with lots of woodland activities for visitors

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Bute Golf Club

Kingarth

Golf club on the south side of the island overlooking Arran

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Bute Museum and Natural History Society

Stuart Street Rothesay

Independently run natural and historical museum of Bute

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Bute Noir

Rothesay

Crime writing festival held on Bute

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Bute School of Art

Ballianlay

Tranquil and inspiring studio for the teaching of art classes for adults

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ButeFest

Ettrick Bay

Annual family friendly music festival

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City Sightseeing Bute

Rothesay

Explore the beautiful Isle of Bute on an open top bus

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Craigmore Bowling Club

Mountstuart Road Rothesay

Bowling club and clubhouse with gorgeous views overlooking Loch Striven

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Ettrick Bay Bird Hide

near Ettrick Bay South Ettrick Bay

Bird hide overlooking large sandy bay and adjacent farmland

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Isle of Bute Sailing Club

West Bay Rothesay

Sailing club for all levels of expertise

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Kelspoke Castle

Kilchattan Bay

Ruined castle overlooking Kilchattan Bay

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Kilmichael Chambered Cairn

Glecknabae

Ruins of a chambered Neolithic cairn

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Kirk Dam Bird Hide

by Loch Fad Rothesay

Bird hide overlooking freshwater loch with extensive reed beds

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Loch Fad Fisheries

Lochly Rothesay

Trout & Pike fishing with boat hire on lochs Fad and Quien

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Loch Quien Bird Hide

near Scalpsie Bay Scalpsie

Bird hide overlooking freshwater loch, woodlands and farm land

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Lodge Rothesay St John No. 292 (292 Club)

3 Chapelhill Road Rothesay

Bute's only masonic lodge established 1821

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Mill Cottage Hall

Barone Road Rothesay

Multi-function community venue available to hire

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Mount Stuart House

Rothesay

One of Britain's most outstanding Victorian mansion houses

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Port Bannatyne Golf Club

Bannatyne Mains Road Port Bannatyne

13-hole golf course with stunning sea views

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Port Bannatyne Marina

Marine Road Port Bannatyne

Fully operational marina accommodating visiting boats

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Rothesay Bowling Club

Ballochgoy Road Rothesay

Bowling club and clubhouse

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Rothesay Castle

Castlehill Street Rothesay

Part-ruined moated castle in use until 1660 set in the centre of town

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Rothesay Christian Fellowship

31-33 Bishop Street Rothesay

Modern guitar-led worship with childrens church

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Rothesay Golf Club

Glebelands Road Rothesay

Bute's only 18 hole golf course

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Rothesay Leisure Centre

96 High Street Rothesay

Municipal leisure centre with 25m swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room

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Rothesay Library

Stuart Street Rothesay

Public lending library

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Rothesay Marina (Bute Berthing Company)

The Weighbridge Rothesay

Operators of Rothesay Harbour Pontoons

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Rothesay Putting Green

Esplanade Rothesay

Traditional seaside miniature golf putting green

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Royal British Legion Scotland

Dean Hood Place Rothesay

Local RBLS branch drop-in centre and museum

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Rubh' An Eun Lighthouse

Glencallum Bay

Unmanned lighthouse on the edge of stunning isolated Glancallum Bay

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Skeoch Wood

Rothesay

Ancient woodlands on a steep hill climb overlooking Rothesay Bay

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St Andrew's Catholic Church

10 Columshill Street Rothesay

Bute's Catholic church

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St Blane's Church (Ruin)

Kingarth

Extensive ruins of a 12th century Romanesque church with far reaching views

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St Colmac Church (Ruin)

Port Bannatyne

At-risk gothic church in partial ruin

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St Ninian's Chapel (Ruin)

Straad

Ruins of a middle ages chapel

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St Paul's Episcopal Church

79 Victoria Street Rothesay

Small but welcoming church community

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St Pauls Church Hall

9 Deanhood Place Rothesay

Hall available to hire for exhbitions, groups, classes etc.

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The Old Tramway

Port Bannatyne

A 2 mile coast-to-coast walk following the old tramway

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Trinity Church Rothesay

Castle Street Rothesay

Popular local church with lots of regular activities in their three halls

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United Church of Bute

Townhead Rothesay

A community active Christian group

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West Island Way

Isle of Bute

A long-distance waymarked path traversing most of Bute

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WildBute

Rothesay

Private tours of scenery, wildlife, stone circles, castles and more!

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Waverley Excursions

Glasgow

Ride on the last ocean-going paddle steamer in the world

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Places to visit on Bute

Places to visit on Bute

If you like being outdoors and being by the sea, Bute is the ideal destination to relax and unwind! You're rarely more than a few hundred yards from water, we have an abundance of gorgeous beaches, forest and hill walks, and plenty of wildlife and history to boot.

Throughout the year we also host a number of events, from music festivals to highland games for visitors to spectate and participate in. Have browse around and see what takes your fancy!

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