Hidden away in Ayrshire, Blair Castle sits within 250 acres of its own grounds, yet just twenty minutes from Glasgow International Airport. It is the perfect venue for a private hideaway house party, as well as an ideal base from which to experience Scotland’s magnificent scenery, history and world-class golf courses. Reputedly the oldest continually inhabited mansion house in Scotland, Blair combines its remarkable 900 year history, with the comfort of a family home. Though recently renovated, Blair has retained its unique charm and character. Outside, the beautifully landscaped gardens sweep down past the croquet lawn and the Bombo Burn, leading to the estate parkland and woodlands beyond. The outdoor heated swimming pool is available to guests during the summer months. A wide range of activities can be arranged, either on the Estate or at nearby locations, including Mini Highland Games, Falconry, Archery, Whisky Tastings, Murder Mystery & Clay-Pigeon Shooting, to name but a few.
Blair has 18 principle bedrooms, that can accommodate up to 36 guests. All have been recently re-furbished to the highest standards of classic luxury. Each bedroom offers stunning views over the gardens and parkland and has its own dedicated bathroom with luxury amenities. Every aspect of your stay will be tailored to meet your own requirements. Blair’s dedicated and professional staff will look after you from the moment you arrive, and ensure that you and your guests have a truly memorable visit. All members of staff have been security cleared.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Egyptian Cotton Linens & Fluffy Towels,
- Nespresso Coffee Machine
- WiFi Internet Access
- Private Bathroom
- Cashmere Throws
- Penhaligon’s Bathroom Products
- Turndown Service
The Dining Room was added by Captain William Fordyce Blair in the 1800s. It can seat twenty people around the beautiful dining table which was originally made for the Zoffany family, and can seat up to eighty for larger functions.
Blair’s Executive Chef will work with you to tailor the menu to your individual requirements. Produce is sourced from the best local ingredients and served by the professional staff. Seasonal produce will be used throughout and to our knowledge no genetically modified produce will be used in the dishes produced.
Blair has an alcohol licence and you are therefore welcome to supply your own wines and alcoholic beverages, to be served by Blair’s bar staff. If required Blair can provide a recommended list of suppliers. No corkage is charged.
Included Daily Meals & Facilities:
- Luxury Continental Breakfast
- Morning Coffee and Homemade Biscuits
- 2-Course Chef’s Choice Buffet Lunch
- Afternoon Tea & Homemade Cakes
- 3-Course Dinner Menu
- Unlimited Teas & Coffees
- Award-Winning Executive Chef
- Duty Manager
- Housekeeping Staff
- Waiting Staff
Nearby Cities: Ayr – 30 Minutes to the South:
On The Map: Ayr is located in the southwest of Scotland. The town is accessed via the M77/A77 road from Glasgow – 45 minutes to the north. The A70/A76 roads connect to the town od Dumfries to the southeast.
Ayr is the largest town in southwest Scotland, and has been a popular seaside resort since Victorian times. The town’s two miles of wonderful sandy beach, along with the most important racecourse in Scotland, continue to draw visitors in numbers from nearby Glasgow. Ayr is probably best known for its association with Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, who was born in the neighbouring village of Alloway. Burns famously praised the town for its ‘honest men and bonnie lasses’. Ayr’s streetplan dates to the 1200s and the town contains many fine buildings constructed during the intervening centuries. The River Ayr was first bridged 800 years ago, and the current ‘Auld Brig’ stone bridge was constructed in 1470. The Auld Brig is now pedestrianized with the New Bridge (pictured & originally built in 1788) handling major traffic. Both the Auld and New Bridges are very attractive, as are the Town Hall with its remarkable spire, and the nearby Wallace Tower, which dates back to 1833. Close to the river lies Loudoun Hall, a magnificent restoration of Scotland’s oldest merchant’s house, built in 1513. Less well known is St John’s Tower – all that remains of a church that once stood within the old Citadel.
Nearby Cities: Glasgow – 35 Minutes to the Northeast:
On The Map: Glasgow is located in the southwest of Scotland. The city is well served by a good network of roads and motorways, including the M8 from Edinburgh to the east, and M74 from Carlisle, England to the south.
Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, is vibrant and downright sassy. It bubbles with sensational cuisine and raucous nightlife. Along the revitalized River Clyde, you’ll discover Glasgow’s seagoing heritage as you wander the riverfront walkways. Museums, galleries and trendy street-cafes abound. The extraordinary Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a marvel. Listen to the music pouring out of pubs—it’s among the best home-grown sounds in Britain. Step inside and nurse a pint of local brew in one of the city’s perfect watering holes. Scotland’s largest city is a cultural dynamo–no false pretences in Glasgow. Its urban mayhem and offbeat style lets you know that this city is all about fun, friends, and the joy of life. Glasgow is a metropolis that is 100% gregarious and down-to-earth.