In the fifteenth century, Castle Law was constructed as a wedding gift for Princess Mary, the eldest daughter of James II of Scotland upon her marriage to Thomas Boyd the Earl of Arran. Over six hundred years later, Scotland's most luxurious and exclusive holiday home is available to hire for self catering (vacation rental) stays.
Castle Law lies at the foot of Law Hill in West Kilbride, just inland from the Ayrshire coast. It sleeps up to 14 people in 7 rooms and is equipped with all the modern amenities of today’s world, yet offers a true castle experience. It can be rented on a self-catering basis for weekly stays and is perfect for families or a group of friends.
Just 25 miles from Glasgow and 70 miles from Edinburgh, it is a great base from which to explore what Scotland has to offer. For those who are keen to stay at the castle, we have compiled a list of ideas of things to see and do in the area!
The City of Glasgow
Just under an hour’s drive takes you to the city of Glasgow. Glasgow is Scotland's largest city and is renowned for its culture, offering a host of museums, galleries and impressive architecture. The city also has vibrant nightlife, fantastic shopping and a wide variety of restaurants and bars.
A Round of Golf
For the keen golfer, Castle Law is ideally placed, with the following golf courses all within easy reach:
Turnberry Golf Course
Situated on a magnificent stretch of the Atlantic coastline, with the gently rolling Scottish countryside at its back, Turnberry is unquestionably one of the finest golfing destinations of all.
Prestwick Golf Club
Prestwick Golf Club extends a warm welcome to all golfers from all around the world wishing to come and enjoy their testing traditional Links.
Royal Troon Golf Course
One of the great links courses in Scotland, the Old Course is a challenging test of golfing ability.
Robert Burns Country
Around a 45-minute drive from the castle takes you to Robert Burns Country, where you can walk in the footsteps of Tam O'Shanter in "Alloway's auld haunted kirk" and across auld Brig O'Doon, where Tam's mare, Meg had her narrow escape from the witches. View Robert Burns' beloved Ayrshire countryside from the roof of Burns Monument and experience the humour and excitement of Robert Burns best-loved tale in the Tam O'Shanter Experience.
Loch Lomond, one of the worlds most famous Lochs is just an hour from Castle Law. Loch Lomond has been much written about, both in song and verse. The area is renowned for its beauty and tranquility and offers picture postcard views around every corner.
Visit the Beach
Ayr beach (a predominantly sand beach) is a great place for family fun, take a picnic, go for a paddle or enjoy a spot of sandcastle building. Other facilities close by include a putting green, crazy golf, a children's play area, indoor soft play. Fishing and boat trips are available in and around the harbour area and The National Cycle Route runs along the seafront.
Visit the Isle of Arran
Take a wildlife cruise or boat trip to the Isle of Arran. This is an excellent way to explore the wildlife of the area. Sail alongside seals and dolphins swimming in the Firth of Clyde and the waters around the Isle of Arran. This is also a great opportunity for bird watchers.
In addition to all the ideas listed, there are plenty of other activities which can be arranged in the area including paint-balling, 4x4 off-road experiences, yacht hire, quad biking, rock climbing, abseiling, helicopter rides or a visit to Ayr Racecourse.
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