Swinton Park

Romantic luxury castle hotel in North Yorkshire

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Just £154.50 per person £309 per room

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Swinton Park is an exclusive luxury castle hotel set in 200 acres of parkland, lakes and gardens. The castle is surrounded by the family estate with access to rivers, moorland, dales and beautiful countryside bordering the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

  • Renowned 4 star luxury hotel set in extensive grounds in North Yorkshire
  • A choice of award winning restaurants
  • New Spa & Country Club
  • Stunning elegant guest bedrooms
  • Cookery house
  • Family owned since the 1880's
  • 200 Acres of parkland to explore, with woodlands and 3 lakes
  • Green Tourism Gold Award

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  • Dinner each evening in the Terrace restaurant (£45pp allowance)
  • Full English or Continental breakfast each day
  • 12.00 noon check out (value £20)
  • Use of the Country Club and Spa facilities from 3pm on the day of your arrival to 11am on the day of departure

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Facilities at Swinton Park

Swinton Park is an exclusive luxury castle hotel set in 200 acres of parkland, lakes and gardens. The castle is surrounded by the family estate with access to rivers, moorland, dales and beautiful countryside bordering the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The ground floor consists of south facing rooms overlooking the lake and deerpark - the library, sitting room and private dining room, the drawing room and the dining room.

The courtyard houses a spa and fitness area in the conservatory with a variety of health and beauty treatments available. There is also the bar (in the family museum), a private cinema and a snooker and Victorian games room for your enjoyment and relaxation.

FALCONRY DISPLAYS AT SWINTON ESTATE

A number of falconry experiences for families, groups and individuals are on offer at the aviary and surrounding parkland at Swinton Estate. The Bird of Prey Centre offers educational and fun experiences, available to visitors upon arrangement. We seek to provide as much hands on interaction with our guests as possible, and to enjoy the personalities and behaviour our large variety of friendly owls, hawks and falcons display.  - please book in advance

 

20,000 ACRES TO EXPLORE

They have a vast area of beautiful countryside to explore at Swinton Estate, a true walkers and runners paradise.

The parkland is divided from the castle by the serpentine stretch of water, Home Lake, designed to give the impression of a river. It supports a herd of approximately 100 fallow deer, including 10 stags. Some of these are very pale in colour – commonly mistaken for albino!

The moorland Dales comprise 8,000 acres of heather on the Estate, and rise up to a height of 540 metres above sea level. The scenery is breath taking, and from here you can see east to the North Sea and North Yorkshire Moors to the east, and westward the moorland landscape continues across the Pennines.

There are 665 hectares of mixed woodland on the Estate, which is managed commercially for timber, conservation, green energy and for the Estate's sporting interests. All the timber is Forestry Stewardship Council accredited and is certified as being from a renewable source under the UK Woodland Assurance Scheme.

The River Ure runs along the boundary of Swinton Estate, and flows the length of Wensleydale. It is 74 miles long, and feeds into the River Ouse which flows through York, draining into the Humber Estuary where it reaches the North Sea. The bridge at Masham was built in 1754, and there are records of an earlier ford further downstream.

The River Burn flows through the heart of the Estate, rising on Masham Moor and flowing down through Colsterdale, past the villages of Healey and Fearby and joining the River Ure just south of Masham.

 

FISHING FOR BEGINNERS TO THE EXPERIENCED...

Swinton Estate has fishing for wild brown trout, grayling and salmon along its 4 miles of single bank River Ure, and the River Burn has over 6 miles of double bank. Leighton reservoir, also on the Estate, is stocked with rainbow trout. For guests staying on the Estate, the Orvis Rod Room in Swinton Park Hotel is well equipped with fly rods and flies, jackets, waders, coarse rods – and a drying cupboard for those caught out in the elements! A refundable deposit of £50 applies for use of rods. Day permits are £25, guided days are available.

The River Ure is a typical "freestone" Dales river and fish can be caught with a wide variety of fly-fishing styles. The most famous style in these parts is the use of traditional Yorkshire Spiders. However, other methods such as dry fly, wet fly, upstream nymph and Czech nymphing can all be used to great effect - please book in advance.

 

PONY TREKKING

Swinton Estate offers pony trekking and lessons at the Trekking Centre adjacent to the Swinton Park Hotel.

Guests at the hotel are also able to enjoy Racing Breaks which include accommodation, a trip to the races (nearby racecourses being Ripon, Thirsk and York) and a morning visit to the stables and gallops at Middleham please enquire with when making a reservation.

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  • 30 Bedrooms
  • Riding
  • Fishing
  • Health Spa
  • Indoor Pool
  • Four Poster Bed
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • CD Player in Rooms
  • Satellite TV in Rooms
  • Internet Connection in Rooms
  • Dogs by Prior Arrangement
  • 1 AA Rosette Dining

Home truths

The hotel does apply a 5% discretionary service charge to all food & beverage purchases.
The charge is not compulsory, and should you object, please just mention it and the hotel will deduct it at check out.


Good to know

  • Hotel check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Hotel check-out time: 11:00 AM

Parking Facilities

Private parking available

The hotel have two electric vehicle charging ports, these are free to residents and must be booked in advance. Cars must be brought to the charge points by the owner.

Disabled Access

Ramp, ground floor disabled toilet, additional bedroom equipment, deaf and alarm, four bedrooms with additional hand rails and access  Lift in the main building.

History of the hotel

Owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family since the 1880s, and the ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton, guests at the hotel enjoy a traditional, yet informal stately home experience.

Rooms are furnished with antiques and family portraits, with the warmth and grandeur of a traditional English country house.

Child Policy

All 30 bedrooms have room for a cot, with space for a z-bed or another cot in most of our rooms, and all four suites have sofa-beds. For a real fairytale experience try the Turret suite set on three circular floors!

Children under 8 years are not permitted in Samuel's Restaurant. Children aged 8 and over are welcome to eat from the restaurant menu in Samuel's. There is also a children's menu, which can be served as room service or in one of the ground floor public rooms. We are always very happy to puree, blend or warm up food, or to cater for any special requests for those with particular tastes.

With a playroom full of toys including an XBox (which converts into a private cinema) and a boot room full of kites, bikes and other outdoor games, there is no shortage of entertainment. There is also an outdoor play area and hours of walking in the parkland. Children can use the pool from 9:30am – 10am and 4:30pm – 5:30pm, with adult supervision.

The charges for bed and breakfast for children sharing rooms with an adult are £40 per child.

Dogs Policy

All rooms are dog friendly.  Charge of £25 per dog per night and are welcome in all public areas where food is not served

The grounds

Swinton Estate is one of the largest estates in England, situated in North Yorkshire and stretching from the River Ure in Wensleydale up onto the moorland Dales.

Thye have a wide range of active pursuits at the Estate in the great outdoors from shooting to walking, to horse riding to mountain biking and from falconry to fishing.

Access to the countryside on the Estate comprises an extensive network of approximately 63 miles of public footpaths and bridlepaths (please see an OS map for detailed routes), with car parking available at Nutwith Woods, Druid's Temple, Gollinglith Foot, Leighton Reservoir, Roomer Common, Ellington Firth and Masham Town Square.

Other Information

Private spa and treatment rooms, Cookery School, Bird of Prey Centre, shooting, golf, fishing, horse riding, walking.

Picnic Hampers
If you are heading out exploring the Yorkshire countryside and venturing onto the Swinton Estate, we have picnics to help you enjoy your day. There is also a Bothy Hut on the moors for those wanting to enjoy some shelter with great views in the summer and a blazing fire in the winter.* Picnics are only available to hotel residents and are bookable in advance.
Rucksack Picnic for the more active 
£12.50 per person 
The packed lunch contains a selection of freshly cut sandwiches, kettle chips, fruitcake, Yorkshire cheese, a selection of fruit and shortbread. We also include orange juice and bottled water.
Swinton Hamper for those wanting a more relaxed affair! 
£18.50 per person 
The hamper contains Yorkshire Ham with Walled Garden Chutney, homemade breads, pates and olives, Yorkshire cheeses, fresh scones with clotted cream and local strawberry jam and fruit cake. We also provide you with orange juice and bottled water.
Deluxe Hamper for a little indulgence
£23.50 
Along with the food provided in our Swinton Hamper, they also offer Smoked Salmon with fresh lemon and a supply of hot soup and tea & coffee.
*Please note that there is a hire charge for the use of the Bothy Hut (which includes the delivery of the picnic to the hut leaving you un-encumbered to enjoy your walking, or a lift there and back), and it is available for guests ordering any of the picnic options. The charge is £25 for groups of up to four, and £45 for groups of five or more. Prices correct at time of writing. Please contact our reservations team on 0845 2871 005 to arrange.

Eco-friendly

Green Tourism Gold Award

Installed a wood-chip boiler, which is used to provide all heating and hot water requirements. This avoids the use of oil and, as it uses a renewable energy source, it is a carbon neutral operation.  All residual waste is used for a "waste to energy" scheme which means it is treated at the Thirsk plant and then shipped to Rotterdam where it is incinerated to create hot water for local manufacturing plants and electricity that is fed into the grid.

The Rooms at Swinton Park

Barons

All rooms are on the first or second floor, with double or twin accommodation, and are equipped with direct telephone and modem points, CD player, flat screen TVs, trouser press, drinks tray and coffee/tea facilities. There is complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel.

Barons rooms:
Constable Burton
Harlow Carr
Knaresborough
Masham
Headingly
Pickering
Whitby
 

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Knights

All rooms are on the first or second floor, with double or twin accommodation, and are equipped with direct telephone and modem points, CD player, flat screen TVs, trouser press, drinks tray and coffee/tea facilities. There is complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel.

Knights rooms:
Ripon,
Swaledale
Jervaulx
Bedale

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Earls

All rooms are on the first or second floor, with double or twin accommodation, and are equipped with direct telephone and modem points, CD player, flat screen TVs, trouser press, complimentary drinks tray and coffee/tea facilities. There is complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel.

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Dukes

All rooms are on the first or second floor, with double or twin accommodation, and are equipped with direct telephone and modem points, CD player, flat screen TVs, trouser press, drinks tray and coffee/tea facilities. There is complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel.
Dukes rooms: 
Harrogate
Bradford
Fountains Abbey
Middleham
Bolton Castle
Thorp Perrow
Newby Hall



 

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Samuel's Restaurant

A spacious and airy room with sweeping views over the gardens and home lake, the most distinctive features in Samuel's are the ornate gold leaf ceiling and enormous mantelpiece.

The seasonal restaurant menus emphasise seasonal and local produce inspired by the fruit, vegetables and herbs grown in the hotel's four acre walled garden (the largest hotel kitchen garden in the UK). Surrounded by the 20,000 acre estate, stretching from Wensleydale's River Ure up onto the Dales Estate, venison, rabbit, smoked trout and game are a few examples of the local ingredients sourced for the kitchen.

We strongly recommend that guests reserve tables in advance.

Open Wednesday – Sunday 7pm-9:30pm and Sunday Lunch is served 12:30-2pm.

The restaurant has been awarded membership of the esteemed Chaine de Rotisseurs association, and is listed in Hardens as a "Top Scorer”. 


Opening Times

Breakfast
7.30am-10am daily
Lunch
12.30pm-2pm (every day except Monday)
Dinner
7pm-9.30pm daily
Afternoon Tea
3pm- 6pm Mon- Sat
4pm-6pm Sundays


Dress Code

Smart/casual


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Terrace Restaurant & Bar

Located within the Swinton Country Club & Spa, The Terrace's seasonal estate to plate menu is defined by the fruit, herbs and vegetables grown in the neighbouring walled garden, prepared by Sam Miller and his team of chefs in the showcase kitchen.

An AA Rosette restaurant with a stunning small plate collection, ideal for sharing, combines the best of Swinton produce with globally inspired flavours. The Terrace is open Monday to Sunday and has a relaxed and casual dress code. Please note: The Terrace restaurant is open seven days a week.

The seasonal menus are comprised of our produce and orchard fruit, with herbs and vegetables grown within the four-acre walled garden.

Ever-changing, inspired and to suit any dietary preference, they endeavour to offer fresh, healthy and classic dishes.

Dress Code: Relaxed & Casual

 

Terrace Bar

Monday – Sunday: 10am-11pm

Terrace Restaurant

Please note:  The Terrace restaurant and bar is open every day of the week.

Brunch: 10am-11.30am (Sat & Sun only)

Lunch: 12pm-2.30pm

Dinner and set menu: 6pm-9.30pm.

Terrace Teatime: 12pm-5pm

All Day Menu & Salads: 12pm-9.30pm


Opening Times

Breakfast
7.30am-10am daily
Lunch
12.30pm-2pm (every day except Monday)
Dinner
7pm-9.30pm daily
Afternoon Tea
3pm- 6pm Mon- Sat
4pm-6pm Sundays


Dress Code

Smart/casual


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The Spa at Swinton Park

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As a hotel guest, you have use of the Country Club and Spa facilities from 3pm on the day of your arrival to 11am on the day of departure. These include the Pulse gym, an 18-metre indoor pool and a hydrotherapy pool, a classic steam room, an aroma steam room and a Finnish sauna.  For outdoor relaxation, our spa garden offers an alfresco sauna and shower as well as a 10-metre outdoor pool that offers environmentally friendly, natural bathing in bio-filtered water.

Children can use the pool from 9:30am – 10am and 4:30pm – 5:30pm, with adult supervision.

We offer many beauty treatments in our Spa which has 8 treatment suites plus relaxation rooms and a beauty cottage for manicures, pedicures and a blow-dry bar.

Opening Hours:
10.00 am – 8.00 pm Monday to Friday
10.00 am – 6.00 pm Saturday to Sunday

We are happy to accommodate bookings outside our normal opening hours by prior arrangement.


Swinton Park Location

Map & Directions

Address

Masham Ripon North Yorks A1 Onto Through Masham Turn R Into Swinton Terrace
Over Bridge and up Hill
Hotel on Right
HG4 4JH

Private parking available

The hotel have two electric vehicle charging ports, these are free to residents and must be booked in advance. Cars must be brought to the charge points by the owner.


How to get here

Travelling from the South

Leave A1(M) at Junction 50
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit, onto the A6055, signposted Masham
Follow the A6055 for 3.3 miles
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit, onto the B6267 to Masham
Follow the B6267 for 6.8 miles
At the end of the road, turn right to the join the A6108
Follow the A6108 for 0.7 miles, over the bridge
As the road bends, turn left onto Silver Street, continue along the road and take a sharp right hand bend to pass the market square
Continue along the road and take a sharp left hand bend, passing a newsagents on your left
Follow the road and turn right onto Swinton Terrace
Continue along Swinton Road for 0.8 miles, passing the golf course on your right
Enter Swinton Park through the main gates, directly in front of the junction

Travelling from the North
Leave A1(M) at Junction 51
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit, onto the A6055, cross under the A1(M)
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit, onto the A6055
Follow the A6055 for 0.7 miles
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit, onto the A684, Bedale Road
At the road end, turn Left to onto the A684
Follow the A684 for 1.2 miles, enter Bedale
At the end of the road, turn left, then immediately turn right onto the B6268, Masham Road
Follow the B6268 for 4.8 miles
At the end of the road, turn right onto the B6267
Follow the B6267 for 0.6 miles
At the end of the road, turn right to the join the A6108
Follow the A6108 for 0.7 miles, over the bridge
As the road bends, turn left onto Silver Street, continue along the road and take a sharp right hand bend to pass the market square
Continue along the road and take a sharp left hand bend, passing a newsagents on your left
Follow the road and turn right onto Swinton Terrace
Continue along Swinton Road for 0.8 miles, passing the golf course on your right
Enter Swinton Park through the main gates, directly in front of the junction


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Location & Local Attractions

Swinton Park is set in 200 acres of parkland, lakes and gardens. The castle is surrounded by the family estate with access to rivers, moorland, dales and beautiful countryside bordering the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The hotel is located close to the market town of Masham, near Ripon in North Yorkshire with access from the A1.

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CS, County Durham, stayed: January 2020

Great Locations and building - suffered by a shortage of staff. Mid week stay in January, clearly on minimal staffing levels which impacted on our enjoyment. Glasses from tables not removed - fires going out with no logs to place on the fire to prevent it from going out. No one in the bar to serve drinks. We did find a bell on the second night. Room was very chilly - we did eventually get a fan heater which took the chill off. Great hotel and location just needed more staff to make sure the guests had everything needed.

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Adrian, East Yorkshire, stayed: November 2019

Excellent location, superb buildings, very relaxing

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Maurice C, Tyne and Wear, stayed: August 2019

Receptionist did not know details of our booking refusing to give welcome drink which was part of deal. Evening meal in Samuels restaurant was booked for 8-15pm we did not receive our starter until 9-45pm and our final course at 10-45pm totally unacceptable.
Apart from the afore mentioned disappointment the hotel itself was excellent and spa staff and facilities were top class.

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Anthony, Tyne and Wear, stayed: August 2019

Excellent quality hotel in beautiful location. We had a Junior Suite with a terrific view of the grounds and the dales. Evening meal was interesting, very 'Haute Cuisine' but lovely nonetheless.

I recommend a walk around the grounds, and further afield.

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