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Adamton House Hotel

Adamton House Hotel, Prestwick (Ayrshire)

Impressive 19th Century country hotel, close to Prestwick Airport.

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  • 19th century buildings
  • 20th century buildings
  • Free car parking (on site)
  • No smoking
  • Historic Property


  • Free broadband access (wired)
  • Shared gardens
  • Tennis court
  • Children's cots
  • Woodland walks
  • Television
  • 24 hour security
  • Pool/snooker table
  • Towels included
  • Common room
  • Sitting room
  • Hair dryers
  • Central heating

Food and Drinks

  • Restaurant
  • Dinner available (at additional cost)
  • Bar
  • Picnic area

Nearby recreations

  • Recommended walks
  • Beach (a short drive)
  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (a short drive)
  • Gardens
  • Golf course (a short drive)
  • Recommended restaurants (a short drive)


Adamton House is an historic country estate dating back to the 11th Century, and has accommodated some interesting residents from (reputedly) Elvis Presley to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s children. The Executive Double Ensuite rooms are in the main house.

Also situated within the grounds are The Express Rooms, a new annexe which offers rooms for those requiring a budget overnight stay. This lodge-style accommodation offers Twins, Doubles and Singles.

History to the present day

Sir John Blair acquired a charter to the lands of "Adamtoun" under the great Seal, June 16th 1430. The land of Adamtoun and the parish of Monktoun were originally the property of the Monastery of Paisley. While it is known that a house has been on this site since the 1100s, not a great deal has been documented.

The last private occupier of the Mansion and estate was Mr.Carlow and his wife, but with the outbreak of World War II, the entire property was commandeered by the war department. The Mansion served as accomodation for American servicemen stationed at Prestwick throughout the war.

Psychic Visitors have also reported on many occasions that there is a ghostly presence at Adamton. Several sightings of "The White Lady" and "Old TAM" have also been reported on many occasions. 

From the early 1940s until 1971, Adamton House was owned by and used as the Officers' Mess by the USAF. One notable American flyer stationed here was Clark Gable. It is also believed that Elvis Presley spent a very short time here on his one and only visit to the UK.

A recent visitor from Australia, whose forebears were employed on the estate, had researched one of her relatives who was employed as a butler at Adamton House. She claimed to find documented evidence that one of Bonnie Prince Charlie's children was hidden at Adamton.

Food and Drinks

Continental buffet and a hot Full Scottish Breakfast is served in the restaurant on the ground floor within the main house, Monday to Friday: 7.00am - 10.00am Saturday - Sunday: 7.30am -10.30am

Sit in Harry's Bar at Adamton House Hotel for a relaxing evening drink. An excellent selection of home cooked bar and restaurant meals are available.

Grounds and gardens

Within the grounds there are three full size tennis courts which are available to all guests at no extra charge. Follow the walks and paths throughout the 19 acres of grounds.

Other facilities

Two full size snooker tables are available free of charge. Free Wi fi is available throughout the ground floor public areas.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Adamton House Hotel, Baird Road, Monkton, Prestwick, Ayrshire, KA9 2SQ, United Kingdom

Check In: From 2.00pm Check Out: By 11.00am 

Directions: From Glasgow or Edinburgh. From M77, follow the signs for Prestwick Airport. Take the first turning for Monkton. Follow the road bearing to the left (Baird Road). Continue past HMS Gannet and under the road bridge. Adamton House is on the left.
From the South: Take the M74 then A71 to Kilmarnock. You will connect onto the M77 and follow the signs for Prestwick Airport and Ayr. En route you will see a sign for Monkton. Follow the road bearing to the left (Baird Road). Continue past HMS Gannet and under the road bridge. Adamton House is on the left.
The closest railway station is Prestwick Airport, 2 miles away. Trains run every half-an-hour to Glasgow Central Station and the journey takes approximately 45 minutes.  
By Bus: Buses to Glasgow and the local towns run regularly from Prestwick Airport just under 2 miles away.
By Air: Prestwick Airport is just under two miles away and approximately 5 minutes drive. Glasgow Airport is approximately 45 minutes drive. Alternatively shuttle buses run from outside the airport terminal throughout the day, connecting to Paisley Gilmour Street Railway station. The train journey takes approximately 40 minutes to Prestwick Airport station.

More photos of Adamton House Hotel, Prestwick

Adamton House Estate Reception Main House bedroom Main House Bathroom Hotel Lounge
Guest Lounge Historic Staircase Main Entrance Side view Main House Side view Express Wing
Adamton House Entrance View Bonnie Prince Charlie's Tree

Customer feedback

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, May 2012: Staff were exceedingly cooperative when we had hassles with plumbing -basin not emptying, the blind not working and shower didn't work; second room offered was smaller and hotter and no view; third room was fine. We were offered a complimentary drink to compensate. Furniture and interior carving is beautiful throughout and worth a visit. Marble fireplace is spectacular. 4/5