In the beginning - Glenapp Castle
One of the finest boutique hotels in Britain, this five red star Relais & Châteaux hotel provides an intimate level of service, with genuine attention to detail. It has great beauty in its period furnishings and interiors and through the breath-taking gardens, forest and seascapes that surround the castle.
As you sweep up the long tree-clad drive you will glimpse the beautiful facade of the castle, encapsulating the romance of the Scottish baronial style with magical towers, turrets and crenellations.
Once inside, a world of Victorian splendour is yours. Oak-panelled halls lead to the heart of the castle, offering stunning views out to sea, taking in the famous volcanic outcrop of Ailsa Craig, then on to the Isle of Arran, Holy Island and, on a clear day, the hills of Northern Ireland.