Set amid 36 acres of gardens and woodlands on a sweeping hillside with views to the mountainous Isle of Arran, this splendidly restored Victorian castle is just 90 minutes from Glasgow. The 21 exquisite accommodations are enhanced by rich fabrics and wallcoverings, but they lack A/C. Request the Ailsa Craig or Countess of Inchcape premium second-floor Grand Sea View rooms for the height of comfort. Polished oak paneling and original oils embellish the stylishly appointed lounges, charming bar and gourmet dining room. Of the multiple restored tearooms, the secluded Victorian Tearoom nestled within a walled garden (open April-October) is the most exclusive. The property also has a tennis court and a croquet lawn, and sea safaris aboard the hotel's private boat can be arranged.
Lowest Rate: Garden View Room, $540; Editor’s Choice: Grand Sea View Room, $750 (meal plan available).
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.