Sports Off Site
Mountain bikes at Glenapp will provide an opportunity to explore coastal paths and forest trails with terrains to suit all abilities. The Ayrshire Coastal Path at the edge of our estate is a hidden gem. You're unlikely to see to many people but you will come across remote beaches and ancient woodlands and, on a good day, panoramas all the way to Ireland.
Only a short distance from the Castle are five of Scotland’s magnificent shooting estates where seasoned parties from around the world are able to shoot pheasant from October through January.
A unique and challenging sport available within a beautiful landscape and with professional guides.
Fishing with Eagles
As part of a unique experience with our partner company, Elite Falconry, we are able to take with us on boat trips a Fish Eagle, who is a total natural at catching fish before your eyes. This is a truly extraordinary experience.
With some of the purest air in the United Kingdom, enjoy coast, hill, forest and glen hikes or jogging from 2 to 30 miles all in the same day.
In past years Glenapp was designated the golfing hotel of the year. This was fascinating from our perspective as we don’t have a golf course! However, and quite incredibly, we do have the highest concentration of open golf courses in the world on our doorstep ranging from Turnberry and Dundonald to Prestwick and Troon. Let Glenapp be your base as we transfer you to arguably some of the best courses in the world.
Less than 25 minutes along the coast is a well known quad-biking facility for those with an urge for speed.
Described by a Sunday Times journalist as a “wonderful and memorable experience”, one hour from Glenapp is a tank driving range where you can drive your own tank. Yes, a real tank!
Our local area of South Ayrshire is quite famous for curling. Not only are Olympic curling stones fashioned from the granite on Ailsa Craig, our local island, but also one of the finest curling rings in Scotland is only 20 minutes from the Castle.
Kayaking and Canoeing
Can be arranged on the River Stinchar, five minutes from the front door of the castle.
Horse Racing at Ayr race course
Host to a season of memorable horse races, coordinate your calendar to enjoy the cuisine of Glenapp and the spectacle of the season’s races.
Zip wire, Segway & Water balling
Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre, an hour from Glenapp, is a magnet for children and young adults from all over the world with one of the longest zip wires in Europe and a variety of adventure sports available with a day pass.
Mull of Galloway trail
The Mull of Galloway is known as one of Scotland’s great trails. Enjoy guided tours in this Scottish wilderness.
Great car journeys of Scotland
The South West Coast 300 is a three hundred mile journey encompassing some of the finest roads and scenery in this part of Scotland.
McLaren, our local travel partner, have both half and full day tours for guests, where you will be treated to a bespoke guided tour around beautiful Ayrshire.