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Glenapp Castle Hotel

Ayrshire, United Kingdom

Glenapp Castle Hotel

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Excellent hotel. Good for sightseeing. Fantastic service. Awesome vibe.

High above the dramatic coastline of southwest Scotland, overlooking the Irish Sea and the iconic Ailsa Craig Island, sits Glenapp Castle. This baronial castle is hidden from the rugged surrounding landscape by 15 hectares of magical parkland including an Italian garden designed by the renowned horticulturalist Gertrude Jekyll.Underneath its fairytale towers and turrets are imposing rooms with rich fabrics, art and antiques echoing the splendour of a bygone era. With award-winning international cuisine, Glenapp Castle is the ideal base for country sports and world-class golf. Glenapp’s all-weather boat allows guests to explore the surrounding Scottish isles and whisky distilleries, or to fish and observe the spectacular wildlife.

Many visitors to Glenapp don’t even feel the need to venture out of the castle grounds! As well as many walks to explore, the 110 acres of private estate and local woodland also boast herb, fruit, and flower gardens, a 150 foot Victorian glasshouse, and an all-weather tennis court and croquet lawn. The grounds are bounded on all sides by yet more woodland and open countryside to explore. Guests staying at the castle can enjoy a range of country sports from shooting, high pheasant and partridge shooting, deer stalking as well as salmon fishing on the River Stinchar, or trout fishing on a nearby loch. Glenapp are proud to have their very own apiary nestled within the beautiful Estate that surrounds the Castle (beekeeping).
Hotel Address:
  • Glenapp Castle Hotel
  • Ballantrae
  • Ayrshire, Scotland KA26 0NZ
  • United Kingdom

Location Summary
Ayrshire, lying on the south west coast of Scotland, faces out to the Firth of Clyde and is steeped in history with links to William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Robert Burns. South Ayrshire, Dumfries, and Galloway are full of surprises for castle guests. The beautiful isles off the west coast of Scotland with their whisky distilleries and wildlife are there to be discovered and accessible by the castle's boat. On land, the history of the region can be seen through its ancient monuments and castles while the local traditions are celebrated in the many music and arts festivals and country shows.

Glasgow International Airport is one and a half hours from the castle. The castle is just a one hour drive from Glasgow Prestwick Airport. The largest local railway station is Ayr.

Arriving from the North, the castle is one and a half hours south of Glasgow by car taking the A77, and two and a half hours South West of Edinburgh taking the M8 then the A726 then the A77.

Directions to Hotel
In order to preserve the peace and privacy of Glenapp Castle and grounds for guests, the property is not signposted from the main A77. The hotel grounds are accessed via automatic gates so a reservation is essential for both resident and non-resident guests.
Fine Dining On Site
A leading destination for delicious cuisine, with its fine dining and 3 AA Rosettes.
Tennis Courts On Site
All-year tennis court. Guests have access to all the Glenapp tennis equipment, automated ball machine or enjoy a private lesson to perfect the different strokes and skills needed to be a master of this fantastic sport.
Unleash your inner Robin Hood and master the highly enjoyable skills of the longbow. Glenapp trained archery instructors have all the equipment on site to test your capabilities within the woods of Glenapp. Instructors will introduce the sport and teach the basic skills to take part in progressive games and fun tasks. From balloon popping to points games an archery session is great fun for all ability levels. This is a great fun sport suitable for all the family all year round.
Biking, Mountain
Mountain biking provides the opportunity to explore coastal paths and forest trails with terrains to suit all abilities. The Ayrshire Coastal Path at the edge of the estate.
All of the courses available in Turnberry - a world-renowned bucket list golf destination. Examples include Ailsa Course Turnberry, King Robert The Bruce Course Turnberry, Royal Troon, Prestwick, Western Gailes, Dundonald Links
Horseback Riding
Horseback riding is available at Turnberry Stables.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Meeting Space
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Spa Facility
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Archery
    - Biking Mountain
    - Boating
    - Skeet Shooting
    - Dining
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Fly
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Hiking
    - Hunting
    - Jogging Running
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums
    - Winery Tours