The Gardens

110 acres of private estate and local woodland to explore

Overlooking the Firth of Clyde, out to the iconic Ailsa Craig, the beautiful, secluded, and peaceful gardens of Glenapp Castle offer the perfect location to relax, recharge, and take afternoon tea.

Take time to fully enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents of 110 acres of private estate and local woodland, strolling the carefully tended lawns and pathways, surrounded by a vast array of exotic plants that have been collected since Victorian days. We even have our own wooded glen to follow. Visit the stunning walled garden, and of course our Italian garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll.

Gertrude Jekyll and the Italian garden

Gertrude Jekyll is considered by many to be the pre-eminent garden designer of the early 20th century. She is perhaps best known for her work with Edwin Luytens, taking inspiration from the wider Arts and Crafts movement, she brought an air of freshness and science to garden designs.

After exploring the grounds you can relax over afternoon tea, a freshly prepared salad or savoury dish from our famous kitchens in our newly restored Azalea Glasshouse Restaurant.


Stunning Scottish cuisine

Our award winning restaurant is a one of the finest dining experiences available in this part of Scotland.

UNESCO Biosphere

Working alongside nature

The area around Glenapp has been designated by UNESCO as Scotland's first biosphere - one of 650 biospheres around the world

Immerse yourself in nature

Wake up each day to gorgeous views of the sea or our gardens and immerse yourself in nature as you wander through our estate.

Relais & Chateaux

Glenapp Castle is a member of an exclusive collection of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants across the world

Luxury hotels


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

Explore Glenapp


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

Step back in time