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Swinton Park

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Swinton, Ripon, HG4 4JH, Yorkshire
England, United Kingdom

A real jaw-dropper - a fantasy country-house hotel with spectacular interiors and a couple of thousand acres to roam

Swinton is utterly glorious, a fabulous old pile that flaunts its beauty with rash abandon. It stands in 200 acres of parkland, part of a 20,000-acre estate. You get the full aristocratic works: five lakes and a huge kitchen garden outside, then stately interiors at every turn within. Expect marble pillars, varnished wood floors, vast arched windows, roaring fires. The drawing room is stupendous, a little like the salon of a 17th-century French château, but the dining room is equally impressive, its magnificent ceiling worth the trip alone. The main corridor is an art gallery, there's a bar in the old chapel, a hugely popular cookery school in the old stables, a small spa, too. Bedrooms come in grand style: plush fabrics, huge beds, marble bathrooms, decanters of complimentary gin and whisky. One of the suites occupies the turret, some rooms have sublime views over Home Lake, a couple interconnect, so perfect for families. As for the food, game from the estate and vegetables from the garden are plentiful, while hampers can be left in bothies for walkers wanting a rather good lunch. Magnificent.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Pets allowed in bedrooms (not on the bed).
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
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Booking enquiries: Mark & Felicity Cunliffe-Lister
+44 (0)1765 680900(landline)

  • 25 Twin/doubles
  • 6 Suites for 2
Price:(i) £195 to£555 per night

Dinner, B&B from £132.50 p.p.

Booking info:


Lunch from £25.95. Dinner £52. Tasting menu £60.




Swinton, Ripon, HG4 4JH, Yorkshire

Hotel 25 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) £ 195 to £ 380 per night
Hotel 6 Suites, each sleeping 2
Price: (i) £ 330 to £ 555 per night
Booking enquiries: Mark & Felicity Cunliffe-Lister
+44 (0)1765 680900(landline)