Glenapp Castle Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland

Castle overview

A luxurious and romantic Scottish Baronial style castle hotel with a Victorian splendour.

Located in the southeast of Ballantrae, the Glenapp Castle was once the family seat of the Earl of Inchcape. Built in 1870, this award-winning, luxury castle hotel offers stunning garden views and sea views. Featuring a beautiful facade, magical towers, crenellations, and turrets, this hotel encapsulates Victorian romance, elegance and splendour. The entire estate is just as stunning and romantic. Explore 36 acres of beautifully restored and designed gardens across the estate. Get a majestic view of the Ailsa Craig volcanic outcrop and the nearby islands of Isle of Arran and Holy Island. Part of an exclusive collection of hotels and gourmet restaurants, the Glenapp Castle also has a fine dining restaurant that offers a six-course gourmet menu.

Castle Highlights




1 / Design

The castle features a Scottish Baronial style architecture and the style and decor of the rooms are done in Victorian flair, in keeping with the castle’ ambiance.

2 / Dining

The award-winning Restaurant at Glenapp Castle offers a one-of-a-kind culinary experience, with a six-course menu that includes petits fours, canapes, and coffee.

3 / Location

Located at a stunning estate in Ayrshire just more than a mile from the Ballantrae centre, this castle hotel is surrounded with stunning woodland, 36 gardens, and a view of the Scottish southwest coast.




  • Award-Winning Dining
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Pet Friendly
  • Spa

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Glenapp Castle

Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland

services & amenities

Hebridian Sea Safari

Embark on a memorable journey aboard the Glenapp boat and enjoy their Hebridian Sea Safari. Explore the Hebridian islands and visit a whisky distillery, hidden castle garden, an archaeological site, and an ancient monastery, among others.

Glenapp Castle Restaurant

Restaurant Glenapp Castle offers a fine dining experience in a beautiful, elegant setting, offering beautiful views of the gardens, the countryside, and the sea. Choose between their 'Taste of Glenapp' three course menu or the more luxurious six-course menu.

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