2. Over the centuries the Isle of Bute has attracted many people who savour the peace & quiet and the friendly reception afforded to incomers. Lord Attenborough, the acclaimed film director and actor has a home on the island, but one of Bute's most colourful past residents was the 19th century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean. Kean came from a humble background, but he became one of the most famous and wealthiest actors of his time. In 1824 he moved into Woodend House on the shores of Loch Fad. He had bought a lease on 20 acres of land and built this beautiful Georgian home in a very secluded spot.
As we approached the beach we could see that the natives were of the four legged variety.
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