A Ancient Castles in Rothesay and Cowal
Rothesay Castle was a favourite residence of the Stewart Kings. It is a wonderful example of a 13th century circular castle of enclosure with 16th century forework containing the great hall. Attacked by Vikings in its earlier days. Opening Times: Open all year. Winter: closed Thursday/Friday.
Rothesay Isle of Bute
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Rothesay and Cowal
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.