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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No lift access on 26th, 27th and 28th February Date: 09 January 2024

Please note that on the 26th, 27th and 28th February 2024 the corridor in the main hotel where the lift is will be unavailable due to minor refurbishment. There will only be stair access.

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6 Special Offers for this hotel.

Luxury Lazy Break

£149.50 pppn, for a 1 night stay

Stay in a Knights room and receive:

  • A welcome drink on arrival
  • Dinner in The Terrace restaurant (value £55pp)
  • Full English breakfast
  • Access to the spa from 3pm on arrival day to 11am the day of departure
  • Access to the complimentary guest activity programme
  • Late check out at 12 noon (value £20)

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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
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

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

*Samuels is closed for dinner on Mondays and Tuesdays, The Terrace restaurant is  open 7 days per week

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 rooms, and all four suites have sofa-beds. Cots are charged at £40 per night, bed and breakfast for children sharing rooms with an adult are £50 per child, per night.

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. 

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 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.

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.

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

With some rooms being dog friendly, the charge of £30 per dog, per night would apply.  They 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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