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.

RE-OPENING 15.07.20


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.”




Glenapp Castle

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

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General Manager

John Orr

Offers & Packages

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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

Savour the flair and authenticity of the castle with our ‘Taste of Glenapp’ offer

Calling on all foodies! Stay with us on our ‘Taste of Glenapp’ offer and you can enjoy a sumptuous three course gourmet dinner each evening all served in our award winning dining room whilst sipping on a glass of wine. Afterwards, enjoy relaxing in one of our magnificent bedroom suites or watch the sunset over Ailsa Craig and across the beautiful Ayrshire coastline from the castle’s elegant drawing room or library.


Dinner at our award winning restaurant is a one of the finest dining experiences available in Scotland. Our kitchen uses only the best of British and local ingredients including fruit, vegetables and herbs coming from our own kitchen garden. All our fish and shellfish are line-caught or hand-dived off Scotland’s west coast and the game comes from local estates from across Ayrshire. Our Executive Chef, David Alexander, has created a truly mouth-watering, memorable dining experience which includes canapés, coffee, and petits fours with menu changes every night. You won’t be disappointed!


Terms & Conditions: Subject to availability. A deposit of the first night stay is required at the time of booking. Not available in conjunction with any other promotion. Minimum two night stay.


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The Early Bird catches the worm

Book your stay at Glenapp at least 60 days prior to your arrival and take advantage of our very special offer.


Enjoy a 15% discount on all room types when you book with us 60 days prior to your date of arrival. Choose from any of our large bedroom suites, enjoy a sumptuous 6-course gourmet dinner, relax and let us take care of you. Don’t forget to ask about our range of activities.


Terms & Conditions: Offer must be booked at least 60 days prior to arrival. Not available in conjunction with any other promotion and excludes the festive period. Applicable for 2 people staying in one room, minimum 1-night stay. Full non-refundable payment is taken at the time of booking, date change subject to availability.

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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)