Star Light, Star Bright: Stargazing and Two-Night Stay at Glenapp Castle for Two

  • Upgrade to a Luxury Master Room +
    £200
  • Upgrade to a six-course tasting menu for one night +
    £50

Star Light, Star Bright: Stargazing and Two-Night Stay at Glenapp Castle for Two

Ayrshire, Scotland

£1,540
  • Upgrade to a Luxury Master Room +
    £200
  • Upgrade to a six-course tasting menu for one night +
    £50

“Baronial castle set in an area of outstanding and unspoiled natural beauty” Relais & Chateaux

Why we love it

Enjoy a memorable night under the stars, on this romantic stargazing break for two. Relax with luxurious accommodations in a five-star castle hotel, and enjoy an evening of guided stargazing on the edge of Galloway Forest Park; the UK’s first accredited Dark Sky Park. Steve Owens, a Royal Astronomical Society Fellow, and named “Astronomer of the Year” in 2010 by the Federation of Astronomical Societies, will personally instruct this awe-inspiring, celestial experience.

What's Included?

  • Relax with two nights' luxury accommodation for two people, in a Sea View Room or East Wing Suite at the five-star Glenapp Castle
  • Enjoy a private stargazing experience in the castle grounds with renowned astronomer Steve Owens
  • Indulge with a three-course gourmet dinner each evening
  • Wake up each morning to a full Scottish breakfast
  • A welcome glass of André Roger Grand Cru Champagne each upon arrival

Exclusive to TRULY

  • Further prepare with a complimentary welcome pack in the room, including pocket star charts

Description

Glenapp Castle is a stunning venue nestled in the Scottish woods, and overlooking the Irish Sea. Restored and redesigned as a luxury five-star hotel, the castle has been a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux Association since 2001. The former home of Scottish nobility including the Earl of Inchcape, each guest room is individually decorated and furnished with antiques and fine oil paintings. Set on the Ayrshire coastline, the grounds provide spectacular views of the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig.

The restaurant at Glenapp is itself a reason to visit, and holds 3 AA Rosettes. The Glenapp dining rooms showcase the impressive Scottish larder and feature fresh and local Ayrshire produce.

Heading out to the castle grounds one evening, just outside Galloway Forest Park, you will be joined by leading astronomer Steve Owens for an unforgettable, guided stargazing experience. Steve Owens is a planetarium manager, award-winning astronomer, writer, and the person who established Galloway Forest Park as the first International Dark Sky Park. There are only three accredited Dark Sky Parks in Europe, and Galloway provides one of the best spots in the UK for stargazing. This memorable break is the perfect way to celebrate an important birthday or anniversary, or really, what better place is there to ask a very important question than under a clear, starlit night sky?

Description

Glenapp Castle is a stunning venue nestled in the Scottish woods, and overlooking the Irish Sea. Restored and redesigned as a luxury five-star hotel, the castle has been a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux Association since 2001. The former home of Scottish nobility including the Earl of Inchcape, each guest room is individually decorated and furnished with antiques and fine oil paintings. Set on the Ayrshire coastline, the grounds provide spectacular views of the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig.

The restaurant at Glenapp is itself a reason to visit, and holds 3 AA Rosettes. The Glenapp dining rooms showcase the impressive Scottish larder and feature fresh and local Ayrshire produce.

Heading out to the castle grounds one evening, just outside Galloway Forest Park, you will be joined by leading astronomer Steve Owens for an unforgettable, guided stargazing experience. Steve Owens is a planetarium manager, award-winning astronomer, writer, and the person who established Galloway Forest Park as the first International Dark Sky Park. There are only three accredited Dark Sky Parks in Europe, and Galloway provides one of the best spots in the UK for stargazing. This memorable break is the perfect way to celebrate an important birthday or anniversary, or really, what better place is there to ask a very important question than under a clear, starlit night sky?

We also recommend

  • Play a round at Stranraer Golf Club, designed by five-time Open champion James Braid
  • Add a deer stalking session to your Scottish break
  • Book in a relaxing spa treatment at the Luxury coastal spa nearby

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue.

Glenapp's dining room menu changes daily. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Glenapp Castle is open from late March until mid-December.

Cancellations must be made 14 days in advance.

Stargazing is subject to weather conditions. Your evening stargazing may be swapped due to the weather to give you the best opportunity for Stargazing. however if both nights are cloudy, Steve will host a private lecture on stargazing in the library.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 4 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

We also recommend

  • Play a round at Stranraer Golf Club, designed by five-time Open champion James Braid
  • Add a deer stalking session to your Scottish break
  • Book in a relaxing spa treatment at the Luxury coastal spa nearby

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue.

Glenapp's dining room menu changes daily. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Glenapp Castle is open from late March until mid-December.

Cancellations must be made 14 days in advance.

Stargazing is subject to weather conditions. Your evening stargazing may be swapped due to the weather to give you the best opportunity for Stargazing. however if both nights are cloudy, Steve will host a private lecture on stargazing in the library.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 4 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland KA26 0NZ

Glenapp Castle Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland KA26 0NZ

Star Light, Star Bright: Stargazing and Two-Night Stay at Glenapp Castle for Two

  • Upgrade to a Luxury Master Room +
    £200
  • Upgrade to a six-course tasting menu for one night +
    £50

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