Glenapp Castle

| United Kingdom | Ballantrae | Scotland | Ayrshire |
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Glenapp Castle is a five star hotel in South West Scotland and is a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux Association. This luxurious property is situated in 36 acres of breathtaking gardens and woodland with enchanting views of the Irish Sea.

Guests staying at the Glenapp Castle enjoy true exclusivity, superb cuisine, impeccable service and an intimate house party atmosphere.

The castle offers 17 bedrooms including suites and Master Rooms and can accommodate a maximum of 34 adult guests.

The hotel is open to individual resident guests from the end of March to the 3rd of January each year excluding Christmas week and is also available to hire on an exclusive use basis throughout this period.


Glenapp Castle is located in Ballantrae, Ayrshire and overlooks several well known Scottish Islands: Ailsa Craig, Arran and Mull of Kintyre. It is close to Galloway Forest Park, Mull of Galloway, Culzean Castle and some other significant Scottish botanical gardens such as Logan Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens. 

The nearest airport is Glasgow International, which is about 90 minute drive to the castle.  If you fly to Edinburgh International Airport, it will take about 2.5 hour drive. There is also a helicopter landing area in the castle grounds.


Activities - activities

- Horse-riding, canoeing, kayaking, boat trips, cycling and walking
- Golf on Championship course nearby or numerous local courses
- Country sports – shooting, salmon & trout fishing, deerstalking
- Foraging, falconry displays, wildlife photography, stargazing

Afternoon Tea - afternoon-tea

Glenapp Castle offers delightful afternoon tea which includes a wonderful variety of teas, sandwiches and other delicious delights.

Kids - kids-club

- Children under 5 years stay free of charge when sharing a room with two adults.
- Baby-sitting, child-minding services are available. Must be booked prior to arrival 
- Children’s menu available
- The hotel's concierge services team are available to book activities

Meetings And Events - meetings-events

Glenapp Castle is an exceptional venue in an inspiring part of South West Scotland offering guests privacy, innovative cuisine and exceptional service. The Castle is the perfect exclusive use venue for:

- Weddings
- Family gatherings
- Corporate meetings and incentives
- Event and activity days
- Group celebrations and weekend house parties
- Private lunches and dinners

Dining - restaurant

Indulge yourself with a delightful afternoon tea, or enjoy an evening meal in the gracious surroundings of the Castle's elegant dining rooms with the restaurant's six course gourmet menu which includes canapés and coffee and petits fours, whilst watching the sun set over Ailsa Craig, the Mull of Kintyre and across the beautiful Ayrshire coastline.

Spa - spa

Glenapp Castle does not have spa facilities on site, but it cooperates with a local spa, which is set on the seashore, approximately five minutes by car from the castle, and has incredible views out across the Irish Sea to Ailsa Craig and Arran.

On payment of an entry fee, resident guests of Glenapp Castle may use the luxury facilities of this normally private membership spa. Guests can also enjoy a full range of treatments and massages.

The spa is open to Glenapp Castle guests from 7.00am until 10.00pm seven days ...

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Weddings - weddings

Glenapp Castles offers truly magnificent setting for your wedding celebrations, where guests can enjoy full use of the castle grounds and its thirty-six acres of glorious gardens.

The castle is available from mid-March until the 2nd of January each year for individual guests, and is available to host exclusive use weddings throughout the season, except for Christmas and New Year.



Earl of Inchcape, Earl of Orkney, The Arran Suite

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The largest and grandest rooms at the hotel are the two Master Rooms and the Arran Suite. The Master Rooms are very spacious and feature high ceilings and large windows with excellent sea and garden views. The Arran Suite is similar in floor area but consists of two separate rooms, a bedroom and a living room.

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The Ballantrae And Kilantringan Suite

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The family suite, The Ballantrae Suite, consists of two ground floor bedrooms, which can be reserved separately, but which can also interconnect giving a large two bedroom suite with two bathrooms.

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Bryce And Hunter

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These are the two East Wing Suites, offering a large bedroom, and a small separate living room. They are popular for longer stays and for families with one older child or two smaller children as there is a double sofa bed in the living room.

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Countess Of Inchcape And Ailsa Craig Rooms

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Countess of Inchcape and Ailsa Craig are the premier second floor rooms. Both are spacious and offer breathtaking panoramic sea views.

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The Dial Room, Garleffin, Knockdolian And Ballantrae

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The Dial Room is a large second floor room which offer beautiful views out across the front courtyard of the castle to woodland, but no sea view. Also in this price grouping are Garleffin, a smaller, but very bright first floor room with sea and garden views. The bathroom is small in comparison with others so it is recommended for a longer stay. Ballantrae is a spaicous ground floor room. It has excellent sea and garden views, and Knockdolian, the most spacious ground floor room, has lovely garden views but no sea view.

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Viscount Glenapp, Beneraird, Kilantringan, Ardstinchar, Auchencrosh And Altimeg

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In the lowest price category is Viscount Glenapp, the smallest room offering 198 sqf. On the second floor, this room has courtyard and woodland views. It also has an original fireplace with real flame fire. The remaining rooms in this category are Beneraird, Kilantringan, Ardstinchar, Auchencrosh and Altimeg. They all are ground floor rooms which have lovely garden views except Auchencrosh which has courtyard and woodland views.

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