Menstrie Castle was built c1560 as a manor house by the Alexander family. It was the birthplace of Sir William Alexander, who had an illustrious career during the reign of James VI and I, becoming Principal Secretary of State for Scotland in 1626. In 1621 he began to establish a new colony called Nova Scotia, but the scheme failed and Sir William lost money. Nonetheless, he improved Menstrie Castle and his town house in Stirling (Argyll’s Lodging) in 1633, when he was invested 1st Earl of Stirling and Viscount Canada. In 1640, however, he died a bankrupt in London.
From your first sight of Inglewood House, you know you have arrived somewhere truly special. Set in 25 acres, this stunning Jacobean mansion house has been sympathetically transformed into a luxurious boutique hotel and spa with new woodland lodges. It is now the perfect destination for weddings, relaxing spa breaks, romantic weekends, conferences and other events or celebrations.