A castle in Ayrshire has been named among the best places to stay in Scotland with it being the region's only hotel on the prestigious list.

The list, which was compiled by Conde Nast Traveler, showcased a number of hotels across the country such as Rusacks in St Andrews and The Caledonian in Edinburgh.

Speaking of the list, it said: "Whether you're looking for a cosmopolitan city break or hoping to explore Scotland's stunning coastline on the road trip of a lifetime, there's somewhere stunning for any type of traveler."

South Ayrshire hotel named among the best to stay at in Scotland

Glenapp Castle near the South Ayrshire town of Ballantrae was named among Scotland's best hotels by the Conde Nast Traveler website.

The hotel was praised for its location in a "criminally overlooked corner of Ayrshire" featuring "grand baronial-style architecture, moody coastline, rolling moorland, picturesque livestock, and eccentric aristocrats."

The castle was recently reopened in 2021 after extensive renovation work saw the unveiling of a brand-new four-bedroom penthouse suite.

Speaking of the castle, the reviewers said: "This pleasantly disorientating sensation is dispelled as you emerge at the threshold of the castle itself, a textbook affair of towers, turrets, and battlements.

Irvine Times: Glenapp Castle reopened in 2021 after major renovation.Glenapp Castle reopened in 2021 after major renovation. (Image: NQ Archives)

"From one side, you look onto an immaculately ordered walled garden by Gertrude Jekyll; from the other, across the Irish Sea towards Ailsa Craig, the Mull of Kintyre, and the Isle of Arran."

They added: "The entire place is a paradise for families and anyone with an outdoorsy bent. The hotel’s Hebridean Sea Safari—a tour of the neighbouring islands with an experienced RNLI skipper and a marine biologist, glamping in fancy tents on remote shores, catered to by a private chef—is not to be missed."

Find out more about the list on the Conde Nast Traveler website.