We are always thrilled when visitors take the time to let us know what a great time they had with us on Bute.
It’s especially great to hear that visitors had a great visit in JANUARY!
Here’s what Wayne and Becky from Cumbria said about their recent visit to Bute:
“With being a keen outdoor enthusiast I have spent quite a considerable amount of time in various places throughout the West Coast of Scotland, but surprisingly the Isle of Bute had somehow slipped through the net – until now.
“I noticed a fb advert for Bute and from this I was drawn to it. Funnily enough this was on a Sunday and by the Friday afternoon, myself and my wife Becky, were boarding the ferry from Wemyss Bay to this fab island from our home in Millom, Cumbria which is also on the West Coast and so similar weather fronts to Bute’s!
“It was dark and wet by the time we arrived in Rothesay, but we parked up the car outside our residence and had a quick reccy of the town: obviously the important bits first with a few pints and our Evening Meal in the Black Bull.
“That was when we discovered it was actually Burns Night – although neither of us had Haggis but we did purchase a few of them along with some “Blaggis” from the local Butchers in the morning. In the Black Bull was where we first noticed how friendly the residents on the island are; lovely staff.
“Saturday morning arrived after a comfy nights sleep in our digs and we were off in our car before daylight. Our plan of attack was to travel the full island and pick out the key bits this weekend such as checking out the West Island Way walking routes, for a later visit to Bute.
“We travelled the length and breath of the island, frequently stopping off at various locations such as Rhubodach on the North through to Kilchattan Bay in the South to walk a few miles and take photos of the outstanding scenery along the way.
“As we arrived early for the next Ferry time we finished our weekend by leaving our car in the ferry queue while we grabbed a chip shop supper, and of course is there a better place anywhere else to spend a penny than in the Victorian Toilets? We think not!!
“The Isle of Bute has so much to offer from friendly people through to bagfuls of historic sites. We will be coming back – in a fortnight! Until then Thank you for our experience and memories!
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Bute’s heritage is unsurpassed. Thousands of years of history await your arrival on Bute where people have lived for over 8,000 years. Standing stones, cists, Iron Age forts, grand mansions, a 13th century castle and memorabilia from Bute’s importance as a submarine...read more
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