Two-Day Visit to Mount Stuart
18 – 19 May 2011 - 09:30 until 19:00
The Lothians Art Fund Committee have organised a two-day visit to Mount Stuart.
On the first day: a visit to Ardgowan, a late 18th Century country house bordering the Firth of Clyde and set in a tranquil 400- acre estate dating back to the 15th Century. After a cup of coffee, there will be a guided tour of Ardgowan from its owner Lady Shaw-Stewart followed by lunch. Accomodation will be at Gleddoch House Hotel. Once the home of shipping baron Sir William Lithgow, the hotel is set in 360 picturesque acres giving on to the Clyde Estuary. There is a spa and those keen on golf should bring their clubs as there is a course on site.
The second day begins with a ferry ride to Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute. There will be a private guided tour of Mount Stuart with lunch and a wander around the wonderful gardens to follow. Mount Stuart is a wonderful example of Victorian Gothic architecture and is set in 300 acres of designed landscape, formal gardens, woodlands, and beaches overlooking the Firth of Clyde.