Bute’s leading visitor attraction, Mount Stuart, has extended the opening hours of its house and visitor centre until the end of September.
The attraction was originally due to close for the season at the end of August, but the house, gardens and grounds, gift shop and tea room will now stay open to the public until September 30, with tours of the house - built in the Victorian Gothic style under the instruction of the third Marquess of Bute between 1880 and 1912, to replace a Georgian house gutted by fire in 1877 - available every hour.
Due to private events the house will be closed on three Saturdays next month - September 13, 20 and 27 - and also on Sunday, September 21.
The September 20-21 closure is to accommodate the global conference of the World Open Water Swimming Association, expected to attract some five hundred people to Bute - the first time the event has been held in Scotland, and only the second time it has taken place outside the United States.
Last year the house and grounds remained open to the public until the end of October.