Hotel description & info
|Hotel name||Turnberry Resort|
|Star rating||5 Star|
|Distance from airport||55 miles fm Glasgow ( 1 hr drive)|
|No of rooms||192|
|Description of hotel /history etc||Built in 1906 by James Miller|
The stately Turnberry Resort is a hotel in the style of an opulent Edwardian country house & was built on a 800-acre estate at the turn of the 20th century, and its grandeur has been carefully preserved ever since. Owned by Lesiure corp Turnberry resorts is now part of the Starwood portfolio.
Starwood’s highly acclaimed Luxury Collection®, a portfolio of distinctive hotels and resorts, each of which offers an authentic experience that is a unique expression of its location. Turnberry’s spectacular setting, world-class leisure facilities and impeccable service make the property an ideal fit within The Luxury Collection brand.
Rooms and suites in Turnberry’s magnificently restored, historic hotel have remained true to the resort’s aristocratic roots as a grand country house. Each room is individually designed with rich woods, fine fabrics and genteel décor that create an elegant atmosphere. Many offer breathtaking views of the estate or the Irish Sea, Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran.
With a spa, restaurant ( fine dining options) & a elaborate bar this is a world class experience. Activities around the hotel include – Falconry, Trout angling, Clay target shooting, Rifle target shooting, Clydesdale horse riding, Walking tours & a Kids club.
Trivia : A member of the STARWOOD Luxury Collection portfolio.
- City center – in the city
- Glasgow – 1 hour
- Edinburgh – 2 hours
- Ailsa course – Next door
- Kintyre course – Next door
- Prestwick course – 35 kms – Takes 40 minutes
- The Royal Troon courses – 36 Kms – Takes 40 minutes ( this course shares a boundary with Prestwick)
Things to do & nearby attractions
The coastline provides endless pastimes ranging from beach picnics to sea angling, from island hopping boat trips to watersports. The Ailsa Craig bird and seal colony is a short boat trip from the fishing village of Girvan. Further up the coast at Largs you can take the car ferry to the Isle of Arran and spend the day in ‘miniature Scotland’.
Nearby through the village of Maidens, is Culzean Castle, one of Scotland’s oldest and most famous houses and ancestral home of the Marquess of Ailsa. The interiors have been beautifully restored and the estate also offers scenic walks through its Red Deer Park with attractions such as The Walled Garden, The Swan Pond and The Pagoda to enjoy.
Drive along the Carrick coast and you will encounter the Electric Brae, a gravity hill where cars appear to be drawn uphill by some mysterious attraction, and the dramatic ruins of Dunure Castle. Further along you will quickly come into the village of Alloway, birth place of one of Scotland’s favourite sons Robbie Burns. Here you can take in the Tam O’Shanter Experience, Brig O’Doon, The Burns Monument and The Burns Cottage. For those who have the energy left, Ayr town offers shopping, restaurants and nightlife to carry you through to the twilight hours.