Relais & Châteaux

High standards, unique experience

Glenapp Castle is a member of the Relais & Châteaux group: an exclusive collection of 480 of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in 58 countries across the world. Each of the member hotels has had to demonstrate the highest levels of service, exceptional cuisine, and offer a unique, luxurious setting to be accepted into the group.

Relais & Châteaux across the globe

Established in France in 1954, the association's mission is to spread its unique ‘art de vivre’ across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character. Guests who choose a Relais & Châteaux hotel know they will receive the kind of special experience which money alone cannot buy.

Glenapp Castle is one of just 30 properties across the British Isles that reaches the standards required by Relais & Châteaux. Furthermore, Relais & Châteaux is a family of hoteliers and grand chefs from all over the world who share a passion for and a personal commitment to ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony. To choose Relais & Châteaux is to experience an unforgettable celebration of the senses.

From the vineyards in Napa Valley to the beaches in Bali, from the olive trees in Provence to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Châteaux offers a chance to explore the Route du Bonheur and discover a special place in a variety of destinations.

Relais & Châteaux stamp of approval

Relais & Châteaux only work with luxury hotels with a proven record of excellence. Relax in luxury safe in the knowledge that you are staying in one of only 30 Relais & Chateaux properties in the UK.


Explore the many aspects of Glenapp Castle's past over the last 150 years

Step back in time


Take a tour of our stunning castle, gardens, and grounds

Explore Glenapp

The Gardens

Beautiful, secluded, and peaceful gardens designed by world renowned Gertrude Jeykll

Discover the gardens

What our guests say

Standing high above a dramatic coastline overlooking the Irish sea, in the south west of Scotland’s historic lowlands, Glenapp is a family owned and occupied baronial castle set in an area of outstanding and unspoiled natural beauty.

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