Imagine the sheer majesty and romance of gliding up a tree-lined drive that ends at a fairytale Scottish Baronial castle.

The turrets, the battlements, the endless grounds and the magnificent rooms. Then imagine staying here. Welcome to Glenapp Castle.

Oak-panelled halls, roaring fires, sumptuous suites combined with Victorian elegance – this is the stuff of fable indeed. Then there’s the view. The volcanic outcrops of Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran, Holy Island and on a clear day as far as the hills of Northern Ireland.

Leave this story for another, head into the wild for a totally unique Hebridean Sea safari on Glenapp’s private boat. Your personal chef will be on board and the professional crew will navigate you towards remote islands, coastal castles and distant inns. You will spot bountiful sea and bird life and can explore the famous Island distilleries. Your luxury camp will be set up ahead of you, food prepared and a dram waiting. Glamping at its finest, under the clear Hebridean skies. Truly exceptional and memorable.

View Glenapp Castle’s entry in the Good Hotel Guide

 

Need to Know

The Endeavour penthouse apartment

The Endeavour, the hotel’s brand new penthouse apartment, launches on Monday 17th May.

Covering the Scottish castle’s entire top floor, guests will enjoy more than 4,500 square feet of luxurious accommodation with an interesting array of works of art and a carefully curated collection of artefacts, as well as stunning views of Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran and the Mull of Kintyre.

The penthouse comprises four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a lounge with dining room for up to 16 guests, a media room, sauna, library, a games room, a private lift and a personal treatments room. It also has its own kitchen dining room and can be offered on an exclusive and private basis with a full butler service and private chef.

Pricing

From £245 per room per night

What the Experts Say

“This five star hideaway is a superb example of the Scottish Baronial style of architecture with its mystical towers, turrets and crenellations. From the castle you have views to the famous volcanic outcrop of Ailsa Craig.”

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Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle Hotel, Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland KA26 0NZ

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Reservations

General Manager

John Orr

Offers & Packages

Our Best Deal

4 nights for the price of 3 at Glenapp Castle

Take advantage of our amazing ‘4-for-3’ offer!

Enjoy the freedom and travel to Glenapp to enjoy a few days exploring this remote beautiful part of Scotland.  110 acres of private estate and woodlands and fresh pure Scottish coastal air are just a few ingredients for this year’s staycation holiday.  Privacy, safety, our renowned five-star service and award-winning restaurant are the perfect combination for a short escape.

Take advantage of this amazing staycation deal this summer, enjoy an extended stay at Glenapp Castle and allow yourself time to explore this beautiful part of Scotland and participate in some of the 65+ activities that are on offer on and off our Estate.  You may never want to leave!

Stay with us on our Four for Three offer and receive the following:

Overnight accommodation in one of our magnificent castle Suites

Full table served Scottish breakfast each morning

Fourth night bed and breakfast free!

Flexible booking terms

Room upgrade when available

Complimentary Glenapp Scottish cream tea on arrival.

 

Prices from £137.50 per person per night.

 

Terms & Conditions: As this is a special offer, we ask for pre-payment at the time of booking, however should you need to cancel, just let us know 14 days in advance and you can modify your dates completely free of charge towards a future booking anytime within the next 12 months.    This offer is subject to availability, accommodation on the fourth night is on a complimentary bed and full Scottish breakfast basis.  Not available in conjunction with any other promotion. Promotion available on new bookings only.

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Inclusive Packages

A 7-night holiday at Glenapp, but only pay for 5!

A short stay at Glenapp is great, but a long one’s even better!  There is no better time to holiday in Scotland and this amazing offer will help you make the most of your holiday this year.

Fine food, fine dining in our award-winning restaurant guaranteed, 110 acres of private estate and local woodland to explore, tennis, cycling, boules, croquet at your fingertips, and another 65 + other experiences and activities for you to enjoy.  Foraging, stargazing, private falconry displays, wilderness survival, boat trips to the iconic Ailsa Craig, are just a few to mention.  Download the Glenapp APP to find out more.

Or simply connect with the space, the fresh Scottish air, the remoteness of our coastal location and enjoy the peace and quiet which is so evident at Glenapp.

 

What’s included

2 complimentary nights

The famous Glenapp table served breakfast – a feast for the eyes and a delight for your taste buds!

Full use of all Glenapp activities and its 110 acres of gardens and grounds.

Accommodation in one of our magnificent castle suites

Bottle of champagne in your room on arrival.

Six course gourmet dinner on one evening

Room upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Complimentary archery lesson on the castle lawns

 

From £275 per room per night.

 

Terms & Conditions: Excludes Christmas, Easter and New Year.  As this is a special offer, we ask for pre-payment at the time of booking, however should you need to cancel, just let us know 7 days in advance and you can modify your dates completely free of charge with the monies paid offset towards a future booking anytime within the next 12 months.  This offer is subject to availability, not available in conjunction with any other promotion, available on new bookings only.  Complimentary upgrade will be by one room category.

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Scottish Fiddle Experience

The Scottish Fiddle – one of Scotland’s finest and instruments, has remained vibrant throughout the country for many years, and is guaranteed to get everyone’s toes-tapping.  You can learn how to start playing the Fiddle with a break in the luxury of Glenapp Castle.  Taught by local expert fiddler, Mark Mitchel, you will spend one-on-one time with him for a beginners introduction to the magic of the Scottish Fiddle and you will certainly learn your Reels, from your Jigs and your Strathspey’s!

 

Our ‘Learn the Scottish Fiddle’ break includes the following:

 

2 nights in a Garden View Suite (higher category rooms also available)

Full Traditional Scottish Breakfast served daily

Two hours morning and afternoon with a private beginners fiddle lesson with Mark.

Tea/Coffee and biscuits during your Fiddle lesson

Use of a Fiddle for the lessons

Scottish Fiddle Certificate, personalised by Mark.

 

Starting from £210 per person per night.

 

Terms & Conditions: Price quoted is for twin or double room occupancy.  6-8 hours of private fiddle lesson will be offered over the two night/3 day break. As this is a special offer, we ask for pre-payment at the time of booking, however should you need to cancel, just let us know 7 days in advance and you can modify your dates completely free of charge towards a future booking anytime within the next 12 months.    This offer is subject to availability, Not available in conjunction with any other promotion, available on new bookings only.

Available until 29/10/2021

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Map

Directions

By Road

If you're arriving by car from the north, the castle is 1.5 hours south of Glasgow via the A77, and 2.5 hours south west of Edinburgh along the M8 then M77/A77.

If arriving from the south and east, the castle is two hours west of the M6 at Gretna Green, taking the A75 and A77.

By Train

The nearest railway station to Glenapp Castle is Girvan.

By Air

The castle is a one-hour drive from Glasgow Prestwick Airport, while Glasgow International Airport is 1.5 hours away.

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Weddings at Glenapp Castle

There are few more magnificent settings for your wedding day than this spectacular fairytale Scottish castle.

Enjoy full use of the castle grounds and its 36 acres of stunning gardens as you celebrate with friends and family. Set atop a hill looking across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Arran, the Mull of Kintyre and the magical Ailsa Craig, Glenapp Castle is a unique wedding venue.

The castle is available all year round to host exclusive weddings, both in the castle itself and with the benefit of a marquee for larger parties.

House Parties at Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle offers guests privacy, superb cuisine and exceptional standards of service. If you’re looking for a stunning exclusive venue, then this Scottish location if perfect. Glenapp Castle can be hired exclusively for weddings, family gatherings, corporate meetings and incentive, event and activity days, group celebrations, weekend house parties and private lunches and dinners.

Meetings at Glenapp Castle

24-hour delegate rate: from £265 based on a two-night stay
Maximum number of overnight delegates: 74 ( including 40 guests in the five-star local cottage along the Stinchar River)