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$377 – North Yorkshire castle stay inc meals & spa access

Swinton Park Hotel
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Swinton Park is a "welcoming 17th-century castle exuding luxury and extravagance", according to The AA, which awards it four coveted Red Stars, signifying "excellent" quality and "outstanding" hospitality. Save up to 39% on a break at this award-winning North Yorkshire retreat, including:

What's Included

  • Overnight accommodation in a Knights Room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • £30 credit per person towards dinner in The Terrace Restaurant & Bar 
  • Cream tea served in the Drawing Room (worth $17 per person)
  • Two hours' complimentary early spa access from 1pm on the day of arrival (worth $45 per person). Use of the spa is then included from check-in (3pm) until 11am on departure day
  • Late checkout until 12pm (worth $36)
  • Access to the parkland from 1 February only (worth $9 per person) 
  • It's $720 for a 2-night stay with spa access, breakfast and dinner credit on both days, late checkout and afternoon tea (worth $38 per person) 
  • It's an extra $54 per night to stay in a Barons Room

Why We Love It

  • This AA 4-Red-Star hotel occupies a "castellated English stately home wrapped in parkland" (The Daily Telegraph)
  • Fountains Abbey is a 25-minute drive way, and Castle Howard takes around an hour to reach by car
  • Swinton Park is a "foodie heaven" (Red Magazine) with a "sleek and airy" (The Daily Telegraph) spa
  • Spacious country house-style guestrooms overlook the extensive landscaped grounds

Overview

"A more impressive Georgian country pile is hard to imagine," says The Times of Swinton Park Hotel. This Grade II-listed castle hotel offers characterful country house accommodation in "a gorgeous location" (The Good Spa Guide). 

Set in 200 acres of parkland on one of the largest private estates in England, bordering the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this Baronial hotel occupies an ivy-clad 18th-century castle "complete with battlements, a tower, and a turret" (Fodor’s). Owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family since the 1880s, and the ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton, the hotel offers an authentic stately home experience. 

Nearby attractions include tours of the Black Sheep Brewery, a 5-minute drive away, Thorp Perrow, with its historic arboretum, about 15 minutes' drive away, and "the picturesque ruins" (Lonely Planet) of Fountains Abbey, which take 25 minutes to reach by car. The National Rail Museum and Castle Howard -- "arguably the most spectacular stately home in England" (The Independent) -- are within 70 minutes' drive of the estate.

Swinton Park Hotel's interiors have an "opulent" (The AA) feel, with "acres of polished-wood floors and dark-red rugs, vast corridors hung with gilt-framed portraits and massive windows framed with pelmeted curtains" (The Daily Telegraph). Plush public areas include a cosy sitting room with a fireplace and a terrace, a lavish lounge where afternoon tea is served, and a bar in a converted chapel. 

The hotel's "excellent" (Daily Mail) main restaurant has an "elaborate" (The Daily Telegraph) dining room and showcases local produce, including herbs, fruits and vergatables grown in Swinton Park's 4-acre kitchen garden. The Terrace Restaurant & Bar offers a "cool, contemporary" (The Daily Telegraph) dining option, serving light seasonal dishes that are "really something to shout about" (Daily Mail). 

The spa holds a 5-bubble rating from The Good Spa Guide and its extensive facilities include an 18-metre indoor pool, a hydrotherapy pool, an aroma steam room and a Finnish sauna, plus an eco-friendly 10-metre outdoor pool.

Guests can enjoy a range of country pursuits, including fishing, shooting and walking in the deer-filled grounds. Other activities on the estate include falconry, a cookery school and biking (arranged on request, fees apply). 

Offering "sumptuous views of parkland, gardens or distant moors" (The Daily Telegraph), the hotel's rooms and suites are "individually designed, traditionally decorated and absolutely lovely", according to The Times. All include free Wi-Fi and tea- and coffee-making facilities, while individual features include canopy beds, sitting rooms, roll-top baths and antique furnishings. One suite is spread over three floors within the castle turret, and there's also a self-catering cottage for up to six people.

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Cot available upon request, for children 4 or under: £10 per night.
Extra bed not available for older children and adults.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.
Breakfast is included.
Extra bed available upon request, for children 5 to 12: £35 per night.

Extra beds available and allowed in Barons Rooms only.

Pets: Dog are are allowed on request and will be charged at £25 per night. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.
Dogs are not to be left in room unattended and can't be taken in to rooms where food is served.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

up to 39% off

$377 / night

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When You Can Go

Sun-Thu until 30 Apr; +$54 Fri-Sat

100%
Enjoyed This
(11 Member Ratings)
"All of it as it was so relaxing"
Marilyn
05. Feb 2019
Darlington, United Kingdom

Getting There

Parking is free. The hotel is around a 15-minute drive from the A1. The nearest railway station is in Thirsk, about 25 minutes’ drive away.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

100%
Enjoyed This
(11 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Swinton Park Ltd over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.8 Rooms
5.0 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
All of it as it was so relaxing
Marilyn 05. Feb 2019 Darlington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent spa
Stephanie 05. Feb 2019 Bradford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The extra care and attention of staff and little added extras made for an extra special experience
Other Comments
High quality all round
Deborah 04. Feb 2019 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The spa facilities, the friendliness of the staff in spa and hotel. The hotel and grounds are amazing, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Patricia 04. Feb 2019 Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Spa and Dog Walks
Matthew 04. Feb 2019 York, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The spa and food
sue 03. Feb 2019 Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff couldn't do enough for you. Beautiful building stunning views excellent spa.
sandra 02. Feb 2019 Grimsby Nth East Linconlnshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything!
Other Comments
Beautiful building and grounds. Fabulous drawing/dining room and lovely bedroom. Spa and Terrace Restaurant exceptional!
Caroline 29. Jan 2019 North Ferriby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Room & spa
Denise 28. Jan 2019 Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom

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