An Island Adventure by Coach


My lovely mum and step-dad have just returned from a fantastic week away on the Isle of Bute, with Shearings Holidays. This obviously isn’t an “Island Adventures With Kids” holiday but as it involves part of our family, I think this blog post is worthy of inclusion.

After being collected from their local pick up point, Mum and Keith were transported to the lovely port of Wemyss Bay, where they caught the Calmac ferry to Rothesay.



They stayed at the Glenburn Hotel in Rothesay, which my mum described as “very comfortable, with lovely food”. They are regular visitors to Bute and always look forward to staying at the Glenburn. The pictures below show why; what a fantastic view!



Whatever age you are, the Isle of Bute has many charms. It has the lovely, relaxed island feel, yet is within commuting distance of Glasgow. It is steeped in history from its heyday as a Victorian holiday destination, offering impressive architecture from this period. Mount Stuart is one of the best examples of a Victorian mansion in the whole of the U.K. Bute also has stunning, quiet, sandy beaches and secluded bays. It really is a lovely place to chill out and unwind.


Their holiday also included excursions to Glasgow and Campbeltown, located on the Mull of Kintyre. Mum said that it was “really good value” and they thoroughly enjoyed their time away. If you fancy an island holiday but have concerns about the transport aspect, this trip that Shearings offer may well be for you.

Rothesay Harbour





2 thoughts on “An Island Adventure by Coach

  1. I’m glad you posted this as I had thought that the Isle of Bute was probably not worth a visit, but it looks nice and I’ve put it back on our places to visit list.


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