|Location||Ballantrae, South Ayrshire, KA26 0NZ, Scotland|
|Town or city||Ballantrae, South Ayrshire|
|Opening||1870 (hotel: 2000)|
|Owner||Paul and Poppy Szkiler|
|Design and construction|
|Number of rooms||17 bedrooms/suites (73 room castle)|
The castle was built for the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of the County, James Hunter. It has no older origin. Designed by the famous Scottish architect David Bryce the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire at the time, the Castle was finished in 1870. It is a noteworthy example of the Scottish Baronial style of architecture The Inchcape family owned the castle from 1917 until the early 1980s. Pioneering aviator Elsie Mackay, daughter of the first Earl of Inchcape, lived at the castle until her untimely death in 1928 in an attempt to fly the Atlantic in a single engined Stinson Detroiter. The Castle opened as a hotel in 2000; entry to the castle and its grounds is only for guests with a room or restaurant reservation.
Glenapp Castle is near Ballantrae, Ayrshire and overlooks several islands: Ailsa Craig, Arran and Mull of Kintyre. The site is also close to Galloway Forest Park, Mull of Galloway, Culzean Castle and several botanical gardens such as Logan Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens. The actual castle and its buildings are almost a mile from the electronically gated entrance.
- History, glenappcastle.com, accessed online 2010-01-13.
- Home page, glenappcastle.com, accessed online 2010-01-13.
- Coventry, Martin (2001). The Castles of Scotland. Musselburgh: Goblinshead. p. 190 ISBN 1-899874-26-7
- Rosenberg, Tina (2010). Glenapp Castle: A Scottish Intrigue. Iuniverse. ISBN 1-4401-9714-8.
- BBC Radio 4 Making History - Elsie Mackay - article and downloadable broadcast