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$209 – North Yorkshire castle stay inc meals & spa access

Swinton Park Hotel
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"Welcoming" Swinton Park is built around an 18th-century castle "exuding luxury and extravagance", says The AA, which awards it four coveted Red Stars, signifying "excellent" quality and "outstanding" hospitality. Save up to 34% on a break at this highly rated North Yorkshire retreat this summer. 

What's Included

  • Overnight accommodation in a Knights Room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • £30 credit per person towards dinner in the AA-Rosette-awarded The Terrace Restaurant & Bar
  • Two hours' complimentary early spa access from 1pm on the day of arrival (worth $31 per person). Use of the spa is included from check-in (3pm) until 11am on departure day
  • Late checkout until 12pm (worth $25)
  • Complimentary access to the parkland 
  • Extra perks for Travelzoo members include a 20% discount on pre-booked spa treatments (maximum saving £23 per person) and 2-for-1 on cookery school courses during your stay (maximum saving up to £160)
  • It's an extra $31 per night to stay in a Barons Room

95%
"Better experience second time around."
Heather
Jul 3, 2019 - Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This AA 4-Red-Star hotel occupies a "castellated English stately home wrapped in parkland" (The Daily Telegraph)
  • Fountains Abbey is a 25-minute drive way, and Castle Howard takes around an hour to reach by car
  • Swinton Park is a "foodie heaven" (Red) with a "sleek and airy" (The Daily Telegraph) spa
  • Spacious country house-style guestrooms overlook the extensive landscaped grounds

Overview

"A more impressive Georgian country pile is hard to imagine," says The Times of Swinton Park. This Grade II-listed castle hotel offers characterful country house accommodation in "a gorgeous location" (The Good Spa Guide). 

Set in 200 acres of parkland on one of the largest private estates in England, bordering the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the hotel is built around an ivy-clad 18th-century castle "complete with battlements, a tower, and a turret" (Fodor’s). Owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family since the 1880s, and the ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton, the hotel offers an authentic stately home experience. 

Nearby attractions include the Black Sheep Brewery, which is a 5-minute drive away and offers tours, Thorp Perrow, with its historic arboretum (about 15 minutes' drive away), and "the picturesque ruins" (Lonely Planet) of Fountains Abbey, which take 25 minutes to reach by car. The National Rail Museum and Castle Howard -- "arguably the most spectacular stately home in England" (The Independent) -- are within 70 minutes' drive of the estate.

Swinton Park's interiors have an "opulent" (The AA) feel, with "acres of polished-wood floors and dark-red rugs, vast corridors hung with gilt-framed portraits and massive windows framed with pelmeted curtains" (The Daily Telegraph). Plush public areas include a cosy sitting room with a fireplace and a terrace, a lavish lounge where afternoon tea is served, and a bar in a converted chapel. 

The hotel's "excellent" (Daily Mail) main restaurant has an "elaborate" (The Daily Telegraph) dining room and showcases local produce, including herbs, fruits and vegetables grown in Swinton Park's 4-acre kitchen garden. The AA-Rosette-awarded Terrace Restaurant & Bar offers a "cool, contemporary" (The Daily Telegraph) dining option, serving light seasonal dishes that are "really something to shout about" (Daily Mail). 

The spa holds a 5-bubble rating from The Good Spa Guide and its extensive facilities include an 18-metre indoor pool, a hydrotherapy pool, an aroma steam room and a Finnish sauna, plus an eco-friendly 10-metre outdoor pool.

Guests can enjoy a range of country pursuits, including fishing, shooting and walking in the deer-filled grounds. Other activities on the estate include falconry, a cookery school and biking (arranged on request, fees apply). 

Offering "sumptuous views of parkland, gardens or distant moors" (The Daily Telegraph), the hotel's rooms and suites are "individually designed, traditionally decorated and absolutely lovely", according to The Times. All include free Wi-Fi and tea- and coffee-making facilities, while individual features include canopy beds, sitting rooms, roll-top baths and antique furnishings. One suite is spread over three floors within the castle turret, and there's also a self-catering cottage for up to six people.

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request, for children 4 and under: £10 per night.
Extra bedding not available for older children and adults.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
Breakfast is included.
Extra bed available upon request, for children 5 to 16: £40 per night.

Extra beds available and allowed in Barons Rooms only.

Pets: Dog are are allowed on request and will be charged at £25 per night. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.
Dogs are not to be left in room unattended and can't be taken in to rooms where food is served.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

up to 34% off

$209 / night

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When You Can Go

Sun-Thu 1 Jul-30 Sep; +$42 Fri

Getting There

Parking is free. The hotel is around a 15-minute drive from the A1. The nearest railway station is in Thirsk, about 25 minutes’ drive away.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

95%
Enjoyed This
(109 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Swinton Park Ltd over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Sheelagh Jul 12, 2019 Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The building, the grounds and the setting were beautiful.
Other Comments
1 there was an issue with tv the whole stay. However we were not advised of this on arrival. Only when we notified reception that we had an issue. 2. The duvet cover on the bed was torn 3. The restaurant staff came across of very attentive but missed some basic serving skills and did not really listen to what was asked of them. 4 the flush in the toilet was faulty
Susan Jul 12, 2019 Stockport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Better experience second time around.
Other Comments
Lovely grounds to walk around
Heather Jul 03, 2019 Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything
Other Comments
Excellent hotel,rooms are beautiful,staff excellent and English breakfast excellent
Dawn May 22, 2019 Northallerton, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Minor niggles that distracted from what should have been an exceptional experience. However, Having advised staff of our concerns we were surprised to receive a call from their Mr Martin Kenny offering us a return complimentary visit which we have accepted. Can not fault their customer service and am sure we will enjoy our return visit to this beautiful facility.
leslie May 14, 2019 Cramlington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The building and grounds were super. Seeing the birds of prey was a bonus
Other Comments
The room was quite nice but not exceptional even though I paid an extra £30 to upgrade
Joyce May 05, 2019 Beverley, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Exceptional spa and meal in The Terrace was excellent.
N A May 04, 2019 Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
THE GROUNDS AND THE SPA
Julie May 02, 2019 Stockton on tees, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The spa was amazing and all staff were very professional and polite.
Cheryl Apr 29, 2019 Skipton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Spa is lovely,facilities are excellent.Wasn't busy so able to access everything.Relaxed atmosphere.
Other Comments
A lovely hotel ,staff very friendly .Breakfast delicious.
Fiona Apr 28, 2019 Northallerton, United Kingdom

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