This tour is 22 miles long, please allow at least 1 hour to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.
This route highlights many of Bute’s hidden treasures alongside well-established tourist favourites. Explore the mostly residential charm of Ascog with its links to Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and enjoy the mock-Tudor model village at Kerrycroy. Those with an interest in archaeology should journey south to Kingarth to visit St Blane’s Chapel and Monastery. Families will find something for everyone in the bustling seaside resorts of Rothesay and Port Bannatyne, with plenty of stops for eating, drinking and entertainment in these coastal villages.
Rothesay is a smart Victorian seaside resort and the main town on the east side of Isle of Bute.
Ascog is a small, mostly residential village on the Isle of Bute, located about 2 km south east of Rothesay.
Kerrycroy Village is a small residential area on Bute’s east coast, around 3km from Rothesay.
Kingarth is a historic village and parish on the Isle of Bute, off the coast of south-western Scotland.
Port Bannatyne is a coastal village on the Isle of Bute.
Ardbeg is a small settlement on the island of Bute in Scotland, in Argyll and Bute, located on the south side of Port Bannatyne.