Swinton Park Hotel
From the second you enter Swinton Park Hotel, you will understand why it holds the White Rose Award for Hotel of the Year 2009.
This luxury castle hotel sits in 200 acres of landscaped parkland in the Yorkshire Dales, and has played host to many country house parties of legendary style and grandeur.
The castle dates from the late 1600’s with subsequent alterations by the Danby and Cunliffe-Lister families, combining both Regency and Victorian Gothic style and architecture.
Samuel Cunliffe-Lister bought Swinton Park in 1880, having amassed a fortune in the Bradford wollen mills. His great-great-great grandson, Mark (the current Baron of Masham), now owns the hotel and surrounding 20,000 acre estate with his wife Felicity.
Lavishly furnished with family portraits and antiques, the hotel combines all the traditional warmth and hospitality of a stately home with every creature comfort that a contemporary hotel could provide.
Relax and absorb the timeless elegance of a quintessentially English country house. Enjoy traditional afternoon tea in the luxurious drawing room with its warming log fire where attentive staff will serve you delicious food. The hotel holds the Tea Guild Award of Excellence 2009 and boasts its very own blend.
It’s not just popping in for afternoon tea. Swinton Park offers thirty bedrooms, each individually designed, drawing inspiration from the nearby dales, castle, abbeys and towns.
Sweeping views over the surrounding gardens, parkland and gatehouse are in abundance.
Enjoy exclusive use of The Spa; an oasis of calm. Relax in the Jacuzzi pool, relaxation zone, or sit for a while in the sauna. The Treatment Rooms offer face, body, beauty and complementary therapy treatments. Individual treatments, day spa and spa accommodation packages are available throughout the year.
Try your hand in the Cookery School with celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager, using the freshest ingredients from the hotels own walled garden and surrounding countryside.
Recent Awards & Accolades:
Hotel of the year 2009, White Rose Awards
Sustainable Tourism Award 2009 (Highly Commended), White Rose Awards
Green Business Award 2009, Yorkshire Rural Awards
Tea Guild Award of Excellence 2009
Green Tourism Business Scheme 2008
Top Ten Cookery Schools 2008, Sunday Times
Taste of Yorkshire 2007, White Rose Awards
Top Ten European Castle Hotel 2007, Trip Advisor
Outstanding Customer Service Award 2006, White Rose Award
50 Most Romantic Hotels 2006, The Independent
Hotel of the Year 2004, Excellence in England Awards
Swinton Park Hotel
North Yorkshire, HG4 4JH
Tel: 01765 680900
Written by: Ellen Dean