Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle, a luxurious baronial castle hotel overlooking the breathtaking Ayrshire coastline

Glenapp Castle

A true hidden gem is Glenapp Castle; a luxury baronial castle hotel settled in 36 acres of sublime gardens and woodland overlooking the incredible Ayrshire coastline. A home away from home on your Private Tour of Scotland.

The hotel has twenty rooms and suites equipped to the guests’ high standards. If you are looking for more privacy, there is the Castle Penthouse Apartment called The Endeavour. Experience the finest deer stalking in Scotland, or under two hours, you’ll find yourself in the cultural hub that is Glasgow.

Immerse yourself in the exquisite Scottish cuisine that Glenapp Castle has to offer. When staying at the hotel, try stargazing or pay a visit to the Pinetum and Arboretum. Treat yourself on your Private driver-guided Tour of Scotland.

Romantic Scottish Baronial Style

At Glenapp Castle, there are various rooms and suites available and The Endeavour, a Castle Penthouse Apartment for guests who want more privacy.

Room options
Each room is designed uniquely with lavish furnishings and equipped to its guests’ high standards. Some overlook the garden and woodlands whilst others have a sea view.

Garden View Rooms with garden or courtyard and woodland views. Grand Garden View Rooms: The Dial Room overlooking the front courtyard and woodlands; Garleffin with sea and garden views; Knockdolian overlooking the gardens; Ballantrae with garden views.

Suite options
Junior Suites are ideal for extended stays with separate sitting areas featuring double sofa beds.

Grand Sea View Suites are spacious and offer views over Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran.

Master Suites are the grandest rooms, overlooking the estate and beautiful seascape of Ailsa Craig.

Self-contained accommodation
At Glenapp Castle, there are various rooms and suites available, but if you want more privacy or are travelling in a small group, you could stay at the Castle Penthouse Apartment.

The Endeavour is your Scottish four-bedroom home away from home, overlooking the extraordinary Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran and the Mull of Kintyre. Each of the four bedrooms has its own bathroom. If you want to entertain there is a media, library and games room.

The Westward Lounge and dining area can seat up to sixteen guests and has an adjacent period kitchen. If you want to unwind, make sure to use the sauna, beauty treatment and massage room.

Glenapp Castle is known for its award-winning restaurant that offers a fine dining experience with all ingredients being locally sourced and stunning views to make the setting perfect.

Glenapp Castle has an abundance of various activities on the property. There are games such as croquet, quoits and french boules. If you want to practise sports, there is tennis, jogging and hiking or mountain biking. Relax in the garden by having afternoon tea in one of the walled garden tea rooms.

If you’re looking for something special, go stargazing, try archery, clay pigeon shooting, deerstalking or falconry. If you want to connect with nature, make sure to visit the Pinetum and Arboretum, go foraging or beekeeping.

The Earl of Orkney established The Glenapp Estate quite well when James Hunter, the industrialist, acquired the property. He commissioned David Bryce, a famous Edinburgh architect, to design him a marvellous home in 1870. Bryce was a leading supporter of the Scottish Baronial style.

In 1917 the castle passed to James Lyle Mackay, who later became the first Earl of Inchcape. After years of disrepair, the McMillan family of Scottish hoteliers bought the property in 1994, restoring it to its former glory. In 2015, Paul and Poppy Szkiler acquired the castle.

Touring Guide
Staying at Glenapp Castle offers a range of possibilities on your Private driver-guided Tour of Scotland. You could go deer stalking or visit Glasgow, Scotland’s cultural hub.

A Hidden Gem

Reflect, recharge and reconnect

  • Bespoke Amenities
  • Luxury Afternoon Tea
  • Pinetum and Arboretum
  • Archery and Falconry
  • Stargazing

Help us make your trip exceptional

Our UK, EU and US office-based staff will listen to what you want to see and experience.

Whether you are a honeymoon couple, a family or a corporate incentive group, our team’s collective resources will be brought together to build the experience that’s right for you.

We will require your arrival and departure dates, details of your personal preferences and places that you would like to visit as well as the events you would like to experience.

We will then prepare a draft itinerary and send it to you by email for your approval. Once agreed, we will send you a Booking Confirmation with Personalised Itinerary and Information Pack via email.

Contact information

From the UK: +44(0)20 8669 3666

FREE from Canada or the USA: 1-888-472-1799

Email: [email protected]

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