This stunning Victorian Scottish castle hotel has a rich history. Glenapp Castle was designed in 1870, by David Bryce one of Edinburgh’s celebrated architects, for one of Scotland’s most well known shipping families. Later in 1944, when the castle was owned by James Lyle Mackay (the first Earl of Inchcape), Winston Churchill stayed at the same time as General Eisenhower was staying at nearby Culzean Castle where they discussed the future D-Day Landings with Lord Inchcape.
Glenapp Estate, having fallen into disrepair, was rescued over twenty years ago by Scottish hoteliers, who completely restored the castle and gardens back to their former glory. The castle now sits in the transitional area of the South Ayrshire and Galloway Biosphere. This area is the only UNESCO Biosphere in Scotland. Biosphere’s are areas of world-class environments that are used as places to learn sustainable development where communities learn to live and enhance the natural environment rather than wearing away at it. This is one of the most unspoilt parts of Scotland.
90 minutes drive from Glasgow airport and 2 1/2 hours from Edinburgh.
Glenapp Castle sleeps 34 guests in 17 very individual and luxurious bedrooms and suites, including two palatial master rooms. There is an award winning restaurant and the castle is a 5 star hotel.
This Scottish castle hotel offers exclusive use for family holidays, family reunions, big events and other occasions where you would like to get a group of family and friends together and be looked after with incredible service. It is situated in a magnificent spot over looking the sea with amazing views of Ailsa Craig. There are wonderful coastal walks and plenty of championship and non-championship golf courses nearby. Easy access to beautiful gardens such as Castle Kennedy and Logan Botanic gardens. There are beautiful unspoilt beaches to enjoy and the castle also has it’s own boat for guests to use, called ‘The Glenapp’! If you’re interested in Gin Distilleries, Hendrick’s Distillery is only 1/2 hours drive away and worth a visit.