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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 2147 Reviews
The spa is a wonderful new addition
Reviewed 16 hours ago

We have stayed at Swinton a good few times previously, and it holds a special place in our heart. The addition of a new, more modern menu and being able to eat in the Terrace restaurant was a huge bonus this time. The spa is beautifully done and somewhere we would look to return for the day, even if we couldn't fit in an overnight stay. Pure relaxation and more than your standard "spa offer"; we would recommend wholeheartedly.

Wonerful Spa Treat
Reviewed 16 hours ago

Great Spa facilities, lovely and clean and lots of options for a very relaxing and luxurious afternoon. The terrace restaurant was excellent also. Beautiful setting, we will definitely be back. Thank you Swinton.

2nd visit
Reviewed 20 hours ago

Our second visit to Swinton Park.
Used the spa which was very relaxing. Cream tea on the garden. Room lovely with the exception of the humming/buzzing noise that was constant throughout ( extraction unit from kitchen perhaps ). Evening meal at Terrace Restaurant. Fantastic meal. Had Pork belly which was amazing and the Roast carrots Lardo side was a beautiful addition. Another lovely visit. Will be back for more. Thank you

Amazing family friendly hotel
Reviewed 1 day ago

We loved Swinton Park, the perfect mix of activities for the children, a gorgeous spa and brilliant food options for both us and the children. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend we had a great two night stay and will definitely be returning.

Spa day with friends
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely spa facilities, but not the biggest so at times was busy. Spa treatments and therapists are the best in area and well worth charge. Delicious lunch using produce from Estates grounds. Would recommend spa.