Five star award for Blairquhan Castle

Blairquhan Castle has been awarded a five star rating by Visit Scotland as an ‘exclusive use’ venue.

The awarded was presented by Scotland’s tourism organisation for the castle’s quality and high standards following a recent assessment.

The venue is available for a variety of events including weddings, private parties, corporate meetings, Christmas breaks and golf parties and is currently owned by Ganten Scotland.

VisitScotland’s quality assessments evaluate all the aspects of an accommodation and the service provided as consumer research shows that cleanliness, hospitality and friendliness, service, efficiency and the quality of food, bedrooms and bathrooms are most important to visitors.

The castle, a piece of Regency architecture, is located in 200 acres of parkland, with original 1816 landscaping including a unique walled garden. Well established woodlands, beautifully manicured lawns, an avenue of 18th century lime trees and many other magnificent vistas, mean this location is a particularly popular choice for wedding photography.

Blairquhan is a Platinum Member of Ayrshire Golf Scotland and also offers exclusive use to golfing parties where players can enjoy their own space along with quality food and drink in the luxurious interiors of the castle. And for those looking for an exceptional stay at Christmas or Hogmanay Blairquhan Castle offers an experience like no other with period furniture and an exquisite ambience.

Annique Armstrong, VisitScotland Regional Director, said; “I am delighted Blairquhan Castle has achieved a VisitScotland five star award. Blairquhan Castle is an exceptional venue which can be hired for a huge variety of different needs catering for both the leisure and business customer. It is a hugely valuable asset to Ayrshire bringing groups from all over the UK and beyond to enjoy this part of the world.”

Nan Li, General Manager of Blairquhan Castle, said: “We are so thrilled to have received the five star grading from VisitScotland. This award is highly regarded within the Scottish tourism industry and is a true affirmation of the superb facilities and high service standard Blairquhan Castle offers to our customers. Onwards and upwards, we are really looking forward to welcoming more UK and International guests to enjoy an unforgettable, exclusive experience at our stunning castle!”

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