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Mount Stuart

Agyll and Bute Category Historic Sites
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The spirit of nineteenth-century invention is embodied in Mount Stuart – a feat of Victorian engineering, this neo-gothic mansion was one of the most technologically advanced houses of its age. Ironic, when you consider the medieval inspiration of the Gothic Revival.

Truly a house of firsts, we believe Mount Stuart was the first home in the world to have a heated indoor swimming pool, and the first in Scotland to be purpose built with electric light, central heating, a telephone system and a Victorian passenger lift. Most of which are, quite remarkably, still in use today.

Mount Stuart is testament to generations of Stuart passion and flamboyance. Explore this wondrous gothic structure and its labyrinth of gardens and you cannot fail to be impressed.

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