Things To Do

The Isle of Bute offers a wonderful range of activities to its visitors and the excellent island website has a wealth of information for those interested in walking, riding, fishing, golf, sailing, gardens and local history.


WildBute offers a range of interesting walks, talks and tours on Bute.  For example, wildlife tours, visit of early Christian sites and a tour of Rothesay.  WildBute are also happy to provide custom made tours.  Please consult their website or Facebook page for further details.

Adventure Park

Bute Cycling

Bute is a fantastic destination for cyclists. It’s big enough to offer a wide range of cycling options, but not too big that the main town of Rothesay is ever that far away. The short ferry journey means that it’s ideal for a day out with the bikes and it has some truly splendid views and scenery.


Waverley Paddle Steamer

Waverley is one of the world’s greatest historic ships – the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world – magnificently restored with towering funnels, timber decks and gleaming varnish and brass. You can see and hear the mighty steam engines as they propel the paddles that take Waverley majestically through the sea.  Waverley’s Scottish sailings will include trips to visit Arran, Dunoon, Rothesay, Tighnabruaich and Tarbert, with cruises of Loch Fyne, Loch Long and Ailsa Craig also on offer. A visit to the Western Isles with sailings out of Oban will also take place.


Explore beautiful Bute - bus tour
This open-top bus tour on the Isle of Bute offers visitors to this beautiful island the best way to discover all that Bute has to offer including its stunning gardens and wonderful beaches.This great, round-island tour offers visitors to beautiful Bute the chance to see the whole island while enjoying, interesting and informative commentary courtesy of our friendly drivers.


Local History and Genealogy

Restaurants (The Russian Tavern, Port Bannatyne)

Cycle Hire

Local Art and Art Courses
Ruth Slater is a contemporary artist creating truly unique art in various media from her purpose built studio on Bute's west coast. Ruth also runs Bute School of Art from her studio. Please consult her website to find out about her inspiring courses from her tranquil studio.