Glenapp Castle

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Glenapp Castle
Ballantrae, South Ayrshire, KA26 0NZ
  • Telephone 01465 831212
  • Seasonal times Closed 2 Jan–mid March.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 7.45—10.45am, 12.30—2pm, 3—5pm, 7—9.30pm.
  • Average price £37.50 (set lunch); £60 (6 courses)
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Glenapp Castle

A grand and luxurious setting for upmarket dining including a six-course gourmet menu based around produce grown on the estate.

  • Average price: £37.50 (set lunch); £60 (6 courses)
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Once the seat of the Earl of Inchcape, Glenapp Castle retains an aristocratic air. Set in a majestic location, complete with sweeping drive and acres of beautiful gardens – which supply the castle kitchen with fresh herbs and vegetables – the impressive venue and lavish menu make for a high-end dining experience. With a number of different menu options to choose from, Glenapp caters for every occasion. Afternoon tea, served in the elegant drawing room, includes an array of finger sandwiches, warm home-made scones and delicate patisserie, while the set menu gourmet lunch consists of impressive, expertly prepared dishes including seared red mullet with squid ink quinoa. The decadent six course dinner menu continuous the luxury theme, with choices including poached lobster tail and honey duck breast with Jerusalem artichoke. Glenapp Castle is committed to using locally sourced produce, including seafood from the waters of the West Coast and game from neighbouring estates, a commitment which shows in the high quality food that is served in this luxurious establishment.

Experience peace and tranquillity in the luxurious surroundings of this spectacular Scottish Baronial Castle, a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux Association.

The award winning, five-star Glenapp Castle offers internationally renowned standards of quality and service.

The castle is set amid 36 acres of magnificent gardens and woodland on the beautiful Ayrshire coast, just ninety minutes south of Glasgow. Guests enjoy strolling through the gardens and grounds and the surrounding countryside of Ayrshire and the vast Galloway Forest Park is ruggedly beautiful with many places to visit and sights to see.

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  • No. overnight rooms: 17
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 40
  • Open since: 2000 April

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