Swinton Park Hotel

on the Swinton Estate


Welcome to Swinton Park Hotel

The Swinton Park Hotel is an opulent, Grade II* castle set in 200 acres of stunning gardens and parkland at the heart of the 20,000-acre Swinton Estate.

Owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family since the 1880s, and the ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton, guests at the hotel enjoy a fabulous, yet informal stately home experience.

There is a sense throughout the Castle of it being more of a lavish country home than a hotel, with individually designed bedrooms, each with generously sized bathrooms and exceptional views.

Swinton Park Hotel is warmed throughout by our eco-friendly biomass boiler, just part of our sustainability drive, we also plant a tree on the Estate for every stay. 

Bedrooms and suites

Rooms are beautifully furnished to the highest standards with en-suite bathroom, spacious bedrooms and a perfect blend of antique furnishings, opulent fabrics and contemporary styling. Bedrooms are located in either the Castle or Coach House. 

Public Rooms

From the Morning Room bathed in sunlight, the Drawing Room steeped in heritage and grandeur, our intimate Sitting Room; through to the Billiard, Cinema and Den Room – the public rooms of Swinton Park are beautiful, comfortable and sumptuous.

Parkland and Gardens

Two hundred acres of historic parkland and gardens surround Swinton Park Hotel, offering spectacular views and an abundance of seasonal flowers and blossoms, with plenty of walking routes throughout.

Dining on the Swinton Estate

From intimate fine-dining at Chef’s Table by Josh Barnes; the opulence of dinner in Samuel’s Restaurant; a relaxed lunch or supper in the contemporary Terrace Restaurant and Bar; a quintessential Afternoon Tea in the Drawing Room; scrumptious and leisurely breakfasts; private dining experiences; through to a hearty lunch or piece of cake at Swinton Bivouac Café…

Three brown dogs sitting on the ground near snow drops in the Parkland and Gardens at the dog-friendly Swinton Park Hotel near Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales

Dog-friendly accommodation

Dogs are most welcome across the majority of accommodation on the Swinton Estate. With miles of walks and trails on the doorstep, Swinton Estate offers the perfect location for a dog-friendly stay.

Events and complimentary activities

We have a full schedule, and a wide variety of events, to keep the whole family occupied throughout the year. As a guest staying at Swinton Park or Swinton Cottages, you have access to a range of complimentary daily activities to enjoy; from fly-casting, bread making, cocktail making and birds of prey experiences!


The Swinton Estate is the perfect location for family stays and holidays, with 20,000 acres of space and 20,000 (give or take a few…) things to do! Whether that is kicking leaves in autumn, school holiday activity clubs, getting on two wheels to explore, deer park exploration with the Deer Ranger, cinema and ‘den’, cookery school courses, birds of prey experiences, or perhaps clay pigeon shooting or fly-fishing lessons!

Enhance your stay

Upgrade your stay with any of our red carpet level experiences.


From inclusive stays, seasonal breaks, foodie experiences and wellness-boasting spa stays, we have a variety of packages to suit all tastes and preferences.

Upcoming events

Two bottles of rose wine in an ice cooler, outside at The Terrace Restaurant and Bar's summer Rose Bar on the Swinton Estate near Harrogate

Swinton Rosé Bar

Burger served at Swinton Bivouac Burger nights.

Burger Nights

Delicious woodfired pizza served at Swinton Bivouac Pizza night.

Pizza Nights

Dame Susan Cunliffe-Lister in the walled garden at Swinton Park

Garden Lunch


Stay elsewhere on the Swinton Estate

A range of self-catering Country Houses and Cottages lie close to Swinton Park Hotel; with Swinton Bivouac, a fabulously off-grid glamping experience on the edge of Swinton’s vast moorland.

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