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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mount Stuart House, Splendid Setting For Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference will be held between September 19th and 21st at the renowned Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute in Scotland.

The Conference speeches, lunches, dances, and awards dinners will take place within Mount Stuart House, a Neo-Gothic country house with extensive gardens located on the east coast of the Isle of Bute, Scotland that took 20 years to build.

In addition to its renowned gardens, it has been described as an architectural masterpiece and one of the world's great houses, designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson for the 3rd Marquess of Bute in the late 1870s.

Among the interesting facts of the Mount Stuart House, it contains the world's first heated pool in any house and was the first home in Scotland to be lit by electricity.



The gardens were recently voted one of the top ten in the world. They reflect a rich tapestry of design and great planting artistry that was the hallmark of Edith, Lady Londonderry. The formal areas exude a strong Mediterranean feel and resemble an Italian villa landscape, while the wooded areas support a range of plants from all corners of the world.



For additional articles on the 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference, visit:

* Olga Kozydub To Be Honored In Scotland
* Pádraig Mallon To Be Honored In Mount Stuart Castle
* Colleen Blair To Kick-off Global Open Water Swimming Conference
* The Man Who Swims Better Than He Walks
* Joining In The Sea Goddess At The Hall Of Fame
* St Ninian's Bay To Host International Swim Conference
* Mercedes Gleitze To Be Honored In Scotland
* The 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference

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