For lovers of Castles and History, one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in Scotland. Built by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson in the 1870s, this was to replace an earlier house that burnt down. The building has an incredible history, being prominent in Scottish history throughout its existence. The building is said to be the first home in Scotland to be powered via electricity and strangely boasts the world’s first heated pool in a house. Mount Stuart also has an impressive garden that patrons can explore as part of your admission fee. The garden has around 300 acres which are home to world-famous selections of plants. You can even visit the rock garden which was designed by Victorian architect Thomas Mawson.
The gardens are closed from the first of November onwards but reopen in spring. Opening hours vary throughout the different facilities within the house. The garden opening times are from 10 am- 5 pm and the garden opening hours are from 12 pm-3 pm both are also open daily.