Swinton Park: take a break in a fairytale castle

Surrounded by woods, gardens and lakes, Swinton Park is one of the most exclusive and charming hotels in Yorkshire.


Swinton Park blends the warmth of a family home with all the modern conveniences of a contemporary hotel, and offers the perfect combination of daytime outdoor activities and evening sophistication.

A visit to this luxury stately home gives guests a unique opportunity to stay in a castle set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. The 25 lavishly-decorated rooms - graded from Knights up to Dukes - and the five suites look out over the gardens and lakes of the family estate and have all been individually designed. If you really want to indulge yourself, then make sure you opt for one of the suites, the star of which is clearly the Turret room, laid out over three floors connected by a steep curved staircase.

A wide range of country pursuits are available to guests, including fishing, golf, falconry, croquet and off-road driving. There's also an extensive calendar of events throughout the year, themed breaks, art exhibitions and lunchtime events for guests and non-residents. The Cookery School, directed by chef Simon Crannage, has a well-earned reputation for excellence, and offers day, evening and residential courses.

The award-winning restaurant serves a menu with special emphasis on seasonal and local produce; fruit, vegetables and herbs from the hotel's own four-acre walled kitchen garden combine with game and fish from the estate. The serene surroundings are an ideal setting for the exclusive spa facilities which offer a range of health and beauty treatments including a list of treatments for men and the Teen Spa Zone developed specifically with younger bodies in mind.

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