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. Learn about the castle’s history through an interactive display in the restored great hall.