The working community on the Estate is a mix of rural, leisure and agricultural enterprises. There are over 180 staff employed by the Estate and these range from chefs and spa therapists to foresters and gamekeepers. There are also several other businesses on the Estate that include Masham Snooker Club, Jonny Baghdads Café, The Gallery, Farm Adventure, Warren Gill Clay Pigeon Shooting ground, Swinton Trout Farm, Ruskill Bank Cross country course and Masham Trekking Centre. The Estate is about an hour from York and Leeds and some that live on the Estate commute daily, although the majority live and work locally.
The Swinton Estate has supported the local community over the years in numerous ways. As well as gifting land and buildings, such as the Almshouses, Masham School, Healey Church, Fearby Village Hall and Masham Town Hall, it also leases the Market Place and playing fields at the Recreation Ground and Shooting Holme to Masham Parish Council on a rent free basis. The family currently or have previously been actively involved in supporting Masham Sheep Fair, Masham Steam Rally, Masham Community Office, Masham Almshouses, Masham Roadside Campaign, Burn Valley Run, Masham School and Acorns Pre-School. Support also extends to organisations further afield that include Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust, Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution and the Ocean Youth Trust North.
There is also the charitable Swinton Foundation, set up by the Estate to provide a permanent structure of support for initiatives that help regenerate the rural landscape and provide a catalyst for enterprise and development within the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding area. Please see Swinton Foundation for further information.
Tel: 01765 689224
Swinton Estate Office, Swinton, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4JH
Following the Government announcement on the 30th December 2020 the Harrogate District will be placed into Tier 3 and therefore Swinton Park Hotel, Swinton Bivouac, Swinton Cookery School, and The Terrace Restaurant & Bar will be closed until further notice and pending the next Covid assessment tier review.
As permitted under tier 3 guidance the parkland, spa and leisure areas will remain open but with limited opening 8am-4pm for members and spa customers.
Exercise classes for members will not be available.
We would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to all our guests and members who have supported us during these difficult times and look forward to seeing you again so very soon!
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