Very Good 1970 Reviews
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What We Love

  • A luxury spa hotel within a historic castle in northern England, with breakfast and discountsThe range of activities available, from country pursuits to relaxing in the spa
  • The beautiful castle features – clock towers, stables and turrets
  • Roaming the Dales and dreaming of hunky Heathcliff
  • Making the most of your spa-treatment discount

What To Know

  • The Turret Suite is perhaps the most unique room – it's spread across three floors – but going from the bedroom to the bath includes a flight of 20+ stairs
  • Free WiFi is hit or miss
  • There are plenty of onsite activities including falconry, clay pigeon shooting, fishing, biking, and more
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A sumptuous castle in the Yorkshire Dales, with award-winning dining and cooking courses on offer

The Lowdown

A grand old castle amid a vast country estate, Swinton Park offers a beautiful escape in northern England’s Yorkshire Dales. Surrounded by 200 acres of parkland holding no less than five lakes, this luxurious hideaway boasts plenty of wholesome country pursuits to indulge in, like shooting, riding, fishing and falconry. If you’re itching to roam further, the Dales are right on your doorstep, with their pretty villages and picturesque trails for walking and cycling.
This magnificent property has been in the Cunliffe-Lister family since 1880 and feels more like a high-end home than a hotel. Relaxed, welcoming social areas and excellent service combine to create a truly peaceful country house (which just so happens to don a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence). The bedrooms are beautiful and individually designed to the last detail, as is Samuel’s, the stunning dining room with an original gold-leaf ceiling and award-winning cuisine.
With a Michelin-trained chef on hand to impart his wisdom, you might want to join one of the popular cooking classes in the converted Georgian stable wing. Or if that all sounds too strenuous, make a reservation for the exclusive-use spa to relax in the hot tub or sample one of the many enriching Thalgo treatments on offer.
Good to know
Please note that in order to use the sauna and hot tub, you must book in advance; the facilities are open between 9am and 8pm.
Swinton Park is pooch-friendly – dogs are very welcome, with blankets, bowls and treats provided for a supplement of £25 per dog, per night.

How to Get There

Swinton Park
Ripon, HG4 4JH United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 1970 Reviews
Beautiful location
Reviewed 10 hours ago

Wonderful grounds, watched the deer and squirrels through the dinning room window while eating breakfast.
Samuels Restaurant excellent - had a truly memorable evening meal and the Afternoon Tea was one of the best I have had
Spa also good quality and spent a pleasant afternoon


luxury relaxation!
Reviewed 17 hours ago

The residence is very impressive, and our room was similarly spacious, unlike many hotels which have a grand original reception area ,but your bedroom is small and distant ,reached via long narrow corridors. The food is excellent and includes a good range of inexpensive alternatives.On our previous visit we called at nearby Fountains Abbey, which was also stunning

Swinton Park hotel
Reviewed 19 hours ago

Lovely place, nothing was too much trouble for staff and the facilities were fabulous. The countryside around was great for walking. A very peaceful,relaxing time. We would definitely go again. The spa facilities are amazing.

Always special
Reviewed 19 hours ago

Set in beautiful deer park with a number lakes, in the heart of Yorkshire. Swinton Park offers a different hotel experience. The rooms are named rather than numbered and few compared with the overall size of the property. Bigger in size than usual too, the rooms are beautiful appointed and the beds are kingsize as well.

The entire experience is like being on the set of Downton Abbey.

Don't go! Because if you go I won't be able to get booked in lol!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed 3 days ago

Swinton Park is absolutely incredible. There are no words to describe how fantastic it is to stay in such a beautiful hotel, Spa and estate grounds.
If you decide to go enjoy every single moment. We are already planning our next visit.