Swinton Park Hotel

Amy Lindsay
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"The welcoming and knowledgeable staff and excellent facilities, including wonderful food. A delightful hotel with a very interesting history."
Apr 13, 2019 - Shipley, United Kingdom
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"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.



  • 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


  • 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


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


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


  • Complimentary parking


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


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

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request, for children 4 and under: £10 per night.
Extra bedding 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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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.

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(79 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Swinton Park Ltd over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The welcoming and knowledgeable staff and excellent facilities, including wonderful food. A delightful hotel with a very interesting history.
Other Comments
All in all , a first class venue with both fine dining and modern cuisine options. The modern spa is one of the best we have visited. The staff are very helpful and the room was spotless and very comfortable. We appreciated the wide range of leisure facilities. We will return.
Robert Apr 13, 2019 Shipley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The stunning countryside setting of the estate, walks, activities and spa.
Other Comments
The staff were on hand to offer any assistance, they were pleasant friendly and knowledgeable about the many facilities on the estate.
Vivien Apr 13, 2019 Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Been pampered
Nico Apr 11, 2019 Gainsborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful parkland. Food in Terrace Restaurant excellent.
Judith Apr 11, 2019 Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Spa experience, excellent food, great location.
Other Comments
Advised we would be in Barons room, was in Aysgarth, quite small and only one chair for two people sharing a room.
Vivienne Apr 10, 2019 Harrogate, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Caroline Apr 10, 2019 Petersfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Unique atmosphere - felt like being a guest in someone's country house not a hotel.
Other Comments
The spa & Terrace restaurant are excellent
KAREN Apr 10, 2019 Wakefield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the room was lovely. staff were so helpful. very relaxed atmosphere. spa was great. food was excelent
Other Comments
a totally relaxing break
Pauline Apr 10, 2019 Chester le Street, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great spa, amazing views from the room and beautiful grounds to walk around
Nick Apr 09, 2019 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything, but especially the spa
Jane Apr 08, 2019 York, United Kingdom

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