The image top is of the Ferry Terminal and
at Wemyss Bay. This scenic little Station
opened in 1865, allowing passengers to get off
the Train and straight onto a Ferry.
The Ferry trip takes about 35 minutes with a
Cafe on board both Ferries. A Ferry departs
every hour from about 07.00 - 20.00.
The Marina and Guildford Square are by the
Ferry Terminal at Rothesay, with most of the
Shops and Cafes around the Square, also where
Buses depart. The Victorian
Toilets by the Pier are a top
Open Top Buses
run from mid May to September visiting the top
attractions on the Island, including Mount Stuart Mansion.
Rothesay Castle is a short walk up behind
the Square, with it being involved in Battles
with Vikings, English, Oliver Cromwell, and
once a Royal Castle of the Stewart's. The Town
grew around the Castle.
You can visit the Castle and explore its
Grounds, Rooms, watch a History Video, and
climb to the top for great views. Castle
The Bute Museum is
across the road from the Castle, giving
information on the Island.
Just north of Guildford Square is the
Discovery Centre with large Gardens, Fountain
and Putting. The Discovery Centre has a Cafe,
Museum, and 90 seat Cinema. This Building was
completed in 1924 as part of the Winter
The United Church of Bute with the small
Chapel, has a Knights Tomb from the 1300s,
possibly a Stuart.
Saint Mary's is about half of a mile from
Rothesay centre, up the High Street.