Explore the beautiful Isle of Bute

See Bute by open top bus

The Isle of Bute Open-Top Bus Tour

Our open-top bus tour on the Isle of Bute is a great way to explore this beautiful island.  All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the fantastic views.

Our tours will be running again from the 27 May 2022!  You can book your tickets here

View tour map View timetable


Great Value

At around 1 hour 30 minutes, our tour allows you to see the best of the Isle of Bute at a fantastic price.


Top Class Commentary

Our open-top bus tour comes complete with commentary courtesy of our friendly drivers.


Stunning Scenery

Take in the breathtaking beauty of Bute on our open-top bus.

Explore historic Rothesay Castle

Hop off at stop 1 and discover the ruins of Rothesay Castle, once the Isle of Bute’s key defence against Viking forces. Dating back to the 1200s, the castle was built by the Stewart family with an immense circular curtain wall and four round watchtowers.

It played an important role in the Scottish Wars of Independence and the English Civil War, having been occupied by both Robert the Bruce and Oliver Cromwell’s forces.

Discover the grandeur of Mount Stuart

Hop off at stop 6 to see the impressive neo-Gothic mansion, Mount Stuart. Built in 1877, it was one of the most technologically advanced homes of its time, being the first home in Scotland to be lit by electricity and reportedly the first home ever to have an indoor heated swimming pool. It was built as home for the Stuarts, Marquesses of Bute and descendants of Robert the Bruce.

In 2016, a genuine Shakespeare First Folio was discovered in the library. Soak up the grandeur of this historic mansion and then relax in its stunning grounds and gardens.

Adults - £12       Child - £10       Concession - £10       Family (max 2 adults & 3 children) - £25

Tours Return 2022

Hop-off at these top attractions

Rothesay Castle

Built in the early 13th century, Rothesay Castle is often described as one of the most remarkable in Scotland.

Port Bannatyne

A stunning coastal village, Port Bannatyne is well known for it's amazing harbour, yacht marina and 13 hole golf course.

Mount Stuart

A category A listed building, Mount Stuart House was designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson in the late 1870's.

Our tour departs daily - 09:30, 11:30, 14:00 & 16:00


We are committed to delivery safe and responsible tours. We are certified as meeting the industry ‘Good To Go’ standard, which means we adhere to public health and Government guidance.

Face Coverings

Face coverings are mandatory on our tours - please remember to bring yours.

Buy Tickets in Advance

We encourage you to buy non-contact tickets in advance or pay by contactless on arrival

Free Hand Sanitiser

We provide customer hand sanitiser on our tours

Physical Distancing

We thank you in advance for physical distancing at bus stops and on tours.

Maximum Ventilation

Our tour buses have maximum ventilation with an open top roof and open windows on the lower deck

Think of Others

Please be aware of the impact of restrictions on the needs of fellow sightseers who may have impairments, disabilities or mobility issues

Our Team

All our team are provided with PPE. Our tour bus is fitted with a dividing plastic screen in the driver cab area so the option of face coverings will be decided by the driver.


Our vehicles are thoroughly cleaned every night by our amazing cleaning team and key hot spot areas such as hand poles, seat backs and buzzers are disinfected throughout the day.

Food & Drink

At this time, it is recommended you do not eat or drink on the tour bus. Remember to take your belongings and not leave any items or rubbish