An Isle of Bute & Cowal Peninsula holiday will offer a mixed bag for visitors. On the one hand you have the peace, tranquillity and stunning views of the sea and land on the wonderful Island of Bute. On the other, the Cowal Peninsula is a great place for those who love exciting outdoor activities, particularly watersports. Whichever option you choose, an Isle of Bute & Cowal Peninsula holiday rental cottage will offer comfortable surroundings and all the comforts of home.
An Isle of Bute & Cowal Peninsula holiday is the perfect option for those who love nature and outdoor pursuits. It is also the ideal choice for those who wish simply to relax and recharge in some stunning surroundings. The area offers a range of outdoor activities including horse riding, walking, cycling, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, snorkelling, bird watching, sledding and small game hunting.
In terms of attractions, the Isle of Bute has some wonderful things to be seen including the stunning Mount Stuart House. The house was built in a neo-Gothic style in the 19th century and has extensive gardens to stroll through. Also worth visiting on the Isle of Bute is the 16th century Rothesay Castle. The Cowal Peninsula town of Dunoon has several attractions worth seeing including the 15th century ruins of Castle Toward and the largest Highland Games gathering in the world, the Cowal Highland Gathering, which takes place each year at the end of August.
If you feel the need to leave your comfortable Isle of Bute & Cowal Peninsula holiday rental cottage for the day, then it is worth taking the hour and a half trip to the city of Glasgow. Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and is home to many great attractions including the National Piping Museum. Here visitors can learn all about the national instrument and hear pipe music at its best. Also popular to visit in the city are The Burrell Collection and the magnificent Glasgow Cathedral.
For those considering booking an Isle of Bute & Cowal Peninsula holiday rental cottage, they can expect to experience mild summers and cold winters. The warmest time of year to have an Isle of Bute & Cowal Peninsula holiday are the months of June, July and August when the daytime temperature can reach as much as 15°C. The colder months of the year of December and January see the temperature fall to around 5°C during the day. The annual precipitation amount for the area is 40 inches.
Travellers on an Isle of Bute & Cowal Peninsula holiday will likely land at Glasgow Airport (GLA) which is approximately 85 miles away from the area. Air operators offering affordable, regular flights include British Airways, BMI, easyJet, BMIbaby and Flybe. Passengers can depart from several UK airports such as Manchester (MAN), London Gatwick (LGW), East Midlands (EMA), Birmingham (BHX) and Southampton(SOU). Once you have landed at the airport, it is easy to reach the Isle of Bute via ferry from the mainland (at Wemyss Bay and Rhubodach) which takes only 35 minutes.