Swinton Park

At a glance

  • Fishing


    Country pursuits such as fishing, golf, falconry, riding, and shooting are all available in the grounds of the hotel as well as a cookery school!

  • Romantic


    The historic building, scenic location, and luxury touches make it an ideal romantic getaway.

  • Hotel spa

    Hotel Spa Venue

    The hotel has a wealth of leisure activities and luxury treatments available in separate locations in the grounds. There is no exercise pool.

  • Scenery

    Scenic Location

    Surrounded by the Swinton Estate, you are engulfed by beautiful, peaceful views.

  • Restaurant


    The restaurant has three AA Rosettes to its name and much of the produce is from the estates walled garden.

  • Architecture


    The historic house dates back to the 1800s and remains as elegant as ever.


Swinton Park

Swinton Park, Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire

Spa & Leisure

In the grounds of the hotel, leisure time can be experienced at its finest, with country pursuits such as walking, cycling, fishing, golf, falconry, riding, and shooting all available. There are running tracks within the 200 acres of landscaped parkland that surround the hotel, where guests can enjoy seeing the resident fallow deer, lakes, woodland and a four acre kitchen garden. Meanwhile, the serene setting is the perfect backdrop for the spa. Also in the grounds of the hotel, it has six treatment rooms, a cedar hot tub and sauna (available on an exclusive use basis by the hour, at an extra charge), and a relaxation area, to compliment a menu of treatments and therapies using Thalgo, Jessica, Daniel Sandler and Perron Rigot products.

Hotel & Accommodation

The ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton, dating back to the 1880s, Swinton Park is a luxury castle hotel in the Yorkshire Dales. Situated at the heart of the 20,000 acre Swinton Estate which stretches from the River Ure in Wensleydale up onto the moors, the lavish country house combines warmth and grandeur as well as contemporary conveniences across 31 rooms that are located on both the first and second floors. There are five suites, including one set on three floors in the Turret, all with spacious sitting rooms.

With three AA Rosettes to its name, Samuel’s Restaurant is overseen by chef, Simon Crannage, and has multiple awards for its menu of seasonal and local produce, much of which is from the hotel’s own four acre walled garden. For the real foodies, an upgrade to the Tasting Menu is highly recommended and afternoon tea in the Drawing Room or, in summer months, on the Terrace is a must-try. A Chef’s Table dining experience in the Cookery School, run by Chef Director Steve Bulmer, is also something truly unique, or you can get an apron on and join him for a whole host of cookery courses that run throughout the year.