4 High Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9AR
Tel: 01700 502001




Rothesay (grid reference NS087645) is the only town on the Isle of Bute and lies just off the west coast of Scotland. Separating these two islands Firth of Clyde. The Isle of Bute is within close proximity of a number of other Scottish islands including Arran and Cumbrae.


Rothesay is less than two hours from the City of Glasgow. There are two possible routes to the island, the first being the scenic drive through Loch Lomond and Loch Fyne, taking the five minute ferry journey from Colintraive to Rhubodach on Bute.


The main route to the island is by ferry from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay Harbour which takes thirty minutes approximately. Wemyss Bay can be accessed by road or rail, taking approximately forty-five minutes from Glasgow City Centre.


If traveling by the air, the local airports are Glasgow International and Glasgow Prestwick Airport.


The Esplanade Hotel is situated prominently behind Rothesay Harbour.


Useful links to help you plan your trip

Rothesay map (interactive)
Calmac - Wemyss Bay to Rothesay sailings
Calmac - Isle of Bute primer
Glasgow Airport
Prestwick Airport
Rail Journey Planner
Traveline Scotland
Scottish Holidays - A Travel Guide to Holidays in Scotland