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Rothesay, Scotland, United Kingdom
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About Rothesay

Overlooking the Firth of Clyde, Rothesay is a historic harbour town on the Isle of Bute’s east coast. At its heart lie the 13th-century ruins of Rothesay Castle, which has been attracting visitors since the Victorian era. During World War II, Rothesay Bay was the home port of the HMS Cyclops and the principal training base for British submariners.

Things to do in Rothesay

Dominated by a 13th-century curtain wall and four round towers, Rothesay Castle is a ruined fortification that is considered one of the most impressive in Scotland. Built by the Stewart family and now managed by Historic Environment Scotland, it houses exhibits detailing the castle’s storied past and its royal owners. A highlight of visiting Rothesay Castle is walking around its duck-filled moat to admire the immense stone wall.

A short walk from Rothesay Castle is the Bute Museum where you’ll find displays dedicated to the island’s natural history and archaeology. Get up close to Mesolithic microliths and stone tools used by Neolithic settlers, as well as the bones and beaded jewellery of a young Bronze Age woman. The museum also features artefacts uncovered at Rothesay Castle, including a rare Viking sword from a centuries-old attack.

Rising east of Rothesay is Canada Hill, which can be accessed along one of Scotland’s windiest roads. Serpentine Road contains no less than 14 hairpin bends, providing a challenge for both motorists and cyclists. From the top of Canada Hill, there are sweeping views across Rothesay Bay and the town below.

Getting around Rothesay

Regular ferries travel to Rothesay from Wemyss Bay in Inverclyde, with trains connecting to Glasgow. Buses travel from Rothesay to villages around Bute Island, although cycling is the preferred way of exploring the island. Most of Rothesay’s attractions are easily accessed on foot.

Facts about staying in Rothesay

  • What are the best hotels in Rothesay?

    411 reviews rated Cannon House Hotel with an average score of 7.2/10. It may also be worth looking into the One Marine Place, which received a rating of 8.7/10 from 161 reviews. Boat House Super Suites could also be a good option, with a score of 9.5/10 from 123 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Rothesay cost?

    ₹ 13,456/night is the average price of a hotel in Rothesay, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days. For 4-star hotels in Rothesay, the average price found is ₹ 9,157/night, and for 5-star hotels the average price is ₹ 27,071/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Rothesay?

    Prices for Rothesay hotels have been found for as low as ₹ 4,857/night over the last 3 days. For the coming weekend of 30 Sep to 2 Oct, prices for hotels in Rothesay start from as low as ₹ 4,857/night.

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    A hotel in Rothesay tonight has an average price of ₹ 12,182, but some deals have been found for as low as ₹ 6,927 in HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. Prices in Rothesay are changing frequently.