Rothesay and Cowal

Rothesay waterfront

Rothesay is the principle town on the Isle of Bute, which has a wonderful location dominating the entrance to the Clyde. From Bute a small ferry at Colintraive makes the hop over to the Cowal penninsula which like much of Argyll is stunningly beautiful. As part of a tour of Argyll there is much to recommend in taking the Portavadie to Tarbert ferry from off the Cowal penninsula to Kintyre and then travelling on to Islay.

Nearby Areas:

  • Beauty Spots

    Private House Stays has identified the following Beauty spots within the Rothesay and Cowal area for your consideration: The Kingarth Trail, Rothesay Walk - Loch Fad & Loch Trail, The Bute Trail, Glendaruel Forest, The Kyles of Bute and Pucks Glen.

  • Ancient Castles

    Both Mount Stuart and Rothesay Castle are both attractions worthy of a visit. The former is enormous and significantly over-the-top but full of all sorts of interesting treasures.

  • Gardens

    There are a oouple of significant attractions within the Rothesay and Cowal area for garden lovers: The Benmore Botanic Garden, Ardencraig Gardens, Ascog Hall Fernery and Garden and The Winter Gardens, Rothesay.