Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle is a magnificent five-red-star hotel in Ayrshire, surrounded by seascapes at every turn. It has 21 bedrooms including a rooftop penthouse suite, all with beautiful period furniture and an award-winning restaurant that boasts views across the Ayrshire coastline. With a rich history that dates back to 1870, this Scottish baronial style property offers a grand and elegant escape.

For those seeking romance and splendour in an iconic Scottish castle.

  • Nearest Transport
  • Cairnryan Port, Stranraer - 10 miles, 20 minutes
  • Girvan Train Station - 15 miles, 25 minutes
  • Ayr Train Station - 35 miles, 1 hour
  • Glasgow Airport - 75 miles, 1 hour and 40 minutes
  • Edinburgh Airport - 115 miles, 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Nearest Attractions
  • Castle Kennedy Gardens - 17 miles, 25 minutes
  • Galloway Forest Park - 25 miles, 40 minutes
  • Culzean Castle - 25 miles, 45 minutes
  • Logan Botanical Gardens - 30 miles, 50 minutes
  • Dumfries House - 45 miles, 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and cottage: 35 miles, 55 minutes

5 Reasons to Stay

  1. Glenapp Boat for sea safari advenure
  2. Winner of 'Independent Hotel of the Year' 2019
  3. Views to the sea and Ailsa Craig, a famous volcanic outcrop
  4. Exclusive use for your own Scottish castle
  5. Italian garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll

About the Hotel

Set in 36 acres of gardens and woodlands, Glenapp Castle offers a magnificent escape. Guests can savour one of the finest dining experiences available in Scotland, with ingredients in every dish coming directly from the extensive kitchen gardens. 


Each of Glenapp’s 21 bedroom suites is individually and luxuriously styled with a unique combination of fabrics, furnishings, antiques and art. All are spacious, many with fires for the winter months. The Master Suites, in particular, are furnished to reflect the opulent history of the castle and provide the ultimate experience for a stay in a stunning five red-star luxury castle hotel.


The award-winning restaurant offers guests the choice of the McDowall and Invergordon dining rooms, both of which have large windows offering spectacular sea views. Guests have the choice of a three-course gourmet dinner or a superb six-course tasting menu, with both options including canapés, coffee and handmade petits fours. 

Hotel Details

At a Glance
  • Check-in time: 3pm 
  • Check-out time: 11am
  • Helicopter Transfer
  • Porter Services
  • Chauffeur
  • Master Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Grand Sea View
  • Master Sea View
  • Grand Garden View
  • Garden View
In-room Services
  • Complimentary still and sparking water
  • Toiletries by Penhaligon's
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Freeview television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Safe
  • From 58 SQM
  • The castle's restaurant's fish and shellfish are line-caught or hand-dived just off Scotland's west coast, and the game comes from local estates from across Ayrshire; all within 17 miles.
  • The Azalea Brasserie, situated in the Victorian Glasshouse & original Bothy are adjoining, giving guests the choice of the surrounding gardens or picturesque views of the Azalea Pond, making it the perfect spot for private dining.
Diner Information
  • Award-winning, fine dining restaurant with two dining rooms
  • The six-course menu changes daily and includes canapés, coffee, and petits fours
  • Three-course gourmet dinner
  • Six-course tasting menu
  • Decadent afternoon tea
  • All fish and shellfish line-caught or hand-dived off Scotland’s west coast
  • Extensive wine cellar
  • Glenapp kitchen gardens
Glenapp Kitchen Gardens
  • The gardens provide many of the ingredients for the exquisite dishes
  • Breakfast preserves
  • 150 foot long glasshouse
  • Walled garden
  • Newly installed polytunnels
  • Independent or guided walks within the gardens, Glen or surrounding woodland
  • Award-winning restaurant with two dining rooms
  • Afternoon tea in the Drawing Room or Victorian tea room 
  • Business conference facilities 
  • Exclusive use of the castle and 36 acre estate 
  • Mountain bikes rental
  • All weather tennis court
  • 21 suites including rooftop Penthouse Suite
  • Tesla charging points at the Castle and electric charging point in local village, Ballantrae
On Site Activities
  • Croquet
  • Quoits
  • French Boules
  • Stargazing
  • Horse and carriage rides
  • Tennis
  • Falconry
  • Mountain Biking
  • Jogging and Hiking
  • Deer stalking and photography
  • Mini Highland games
  • Archery
  • Clay Pigeon shooting
  • Fireworks
  • The Pinetum and Arboretum
Off Site Activities
  • Mountain biking
  • Pheasant shooting
  • Deer stalking
  • Fishing with Eagles
  • Hiking/Running
  • Golf
  • Tank Driving
  • Curling
  • Kayaking and Canoeing
  • Horse Racing at Ayr race course
  • Zip wire, Segway & Water balling
  • Mull of Galloway trail
  • Great car journeys of Scotland
  • McLaren Tours
  • Helicopter to a variety of Hebridean Island distilleries
  • The Glenapp Castle Hebridian Sea Safari
  • Machrihanish Golf Course by boat
  • Distillery tour
  • Cookery school
  • Photography and painting courses
  • Genealogy and Heraldry
  • Indoor entertainment
  • Wine tasting
  • Whisky tasting
  • Hendrick’s Gin tasting
Main Contact

Glenapp Castle

01465 831212