“You’ve always wanted to stay in a real castle? Then look no further than Swinton Park, ancestral home of the Cunliffe-Lister family. Set in a 200-acre park, complete with lakes and walled garden, the house is richly furnished but with an unpretentious air. The award-winning food is mostly sourced from the Swinton estate, and there's a cookery school, run by Chef Director Stephen Bulmer, in restored Georgian stables. A determinedly eco-friendly hotel.”
Written by Fiona Duncan
“Why do people love staying in your hotel? Set in a stunning location, award winning cuisine, luxurious surroundings, attention to detail, and exceptional customer service
What is there to do in the area or on site? On site, there is a cookery school, spa and beauty treatments, falconry, shooting, riding, team building activities, fishing, golf, off-road driving.
What kind of breakfast do you offer? Traditional English, Continental and local meats and cheese, fresh fruit and cereals
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? Signature and Tasting menus in Samuel’s restaurant, lighter meals, picnics, Afternoon Tea, Themed Lunches, Gourmet Weekends, Demonstration Dining and Summer Barbeques
Which are your most popular rooms, and why? Bradford (Dukes category) as it has splendid views of the Deer Park
Scarborough (Earls category) as every guest loves the bathroom!
Wensleydale (Suites) – due to the size with an added feature of an open fire in the Sitting Room in winter, huge bed and lovely views.
The Turret Suite – a fairytale suite, set on three circular floors with a free standing rain bath on the 3rd floor.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers? Voted by TripAdvisor as 7th best hotel to stay in the UK – January 2013. A visit to Swinton Park is a must if you haven’t already done so!”