Swinton Park

Swinton Park Near Ripon, Yorkshire

Romantic luxury castle hotel in North Yorkshire


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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.

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4 Special Offers for this hotel.

Ultimate Luxury Break - Baron's room

From £200 pppn for a 1 night stay, to £201.43 pppn for a 7 night stay

Stay in a Barons room and receive:

  • A complimentary bottle of Champagne in your room on arrival (value £80)
  • Dinner for two each evening in the Terrace Restaurant (allowance £55 pp, food only)
  • Full use of the leisure facilities during your stay from 3 pm on day of arrival to 11 am on day of departure 
  •  10% off spa treatments lasting 60 minutes or more (Monday -Thurs pre-booking advised)
  • Full breakfast daily
  • Complimentary noon late check out (value £20)
  • Stay 3 nights or more and receive a complimentary upgrade to Samuel's fine dining restaurant on one evening during your stay* (worth £20 pp)
  • Package non refundable within 14 days of arrival if cancelled

There are 4 special offers to choose from for this hotel.
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  • 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

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.

30 Bedrooms
Health Spa
Indoor Pool
Riding Nearby
Fishing Nearby
Four Poster Bed
Children Welcome
Wheelchair Access
Golf Course Nearby
CD Player in Rooms
Car Charging On-site
Satellite TV in Rooms
Internet Connection in Rooms
Dogs May Be Accepted by Prior Arrangement
1 AA Rosette Dining

How to find Swinton Park

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

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Good to know

Hotel check-in time:

3:00 PM

Hotel check-out time:

11:00 AM


Opening Times

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

*From 5th September 2022, Samuels will be closed for dinner on Mondays and Tuesdays, The Terrace restaurant will remain open 7 days per week

Dress Code


Parking Facilities

Private parking available

Electric car charging:

8 chargers at a cost of 50p per Kwh and the Brand Type is Power EV. (Price correct 20/10/2022)

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, the coach house does not have a lift but does have a selction of ground floor rooms.  The coach house is a separate building to the main castle.

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. Cots are charged at £40 per night. 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.

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.

They 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 bridle paths (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
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.

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.

Dogs Policy

All rooms are dog friendly.  Charge of £30 per dog per night and are welcome in all public areas where food is not served


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.

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