Rothesay Castle, Rothesay Isle of Bute Posted on 15 Jan 23:24

In the centre of Rothesay you will find the impressive ruins of Rothesay Castle, built for the Stewarts of Scotland in the 13th century and cared for now by Historic Scotland. The impressive corner towers were added to the castle after the attempted invasion by the vikings in 1263, but today all nationalities are warmly welcomed across the drawbridge to visit the castle.

Walk through the atmospheric ruins and visit the restored Gatehouse to see the displays that detail the history of this ancient building. You can even peer down into the windowless prison!

The Castle is not only a popular attraction for the tourists that visit Bute, but it is also a magnificent venue that can be hired for weddings, events and conferences.

This site is closed for now. Historic Scotland are working hard to gradually reopen the places you love while making sure the experience is safe for everyone. Find out more about reopening plans: