Rothesay is one of the more unusual castles in Scotland, with a number of features you won't find in the designs and layouts of any other, including the circular curtain wall – much of which still stands today. The Great Hall has been restored and now holds exhibits and displays about the castle's history and owners. There is a gift shop selling souvenirs.
Mount Stuart House
Mount Stuart House is a truly impressive manor with a quality restaurant, expansive gardens and more, alongside the eye-catching architecture of the building itself. There is fun to be had for all ages, with an outdoor play area and chickens to be fed, whilst guided tours showcase the best features and hidden history of the house.
Bute Museum is a fine looking collection located close to the centre of this community. It has a rich series of artefacts, documents, paintings, maps and other pieces of interest that have been collated in order to tell the story of the town, and the people that live within it.
Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park
Situated on the beautiful island of Arran, Brodick Castle's history can be traced back as far as the Vikings. The setting is staggering - fronted by the sea, bedecked with gardens, surrounded by hills and overlooked by the majestic mountain of Goatfell.
The walled garden was acquired by Rothesay Town council in 1970,and latterly by Argyll and Bute Council, and has been developed to create a propagation, education and show garden. Extensive bedding and fuchsia displays contain some of the best cultivars available.