Swinton Park

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Set within 20,000 acres of breathtaking Yorkshire landscape, the Swinton Estate boasts the luxurious Swinton Park Hotel at its epicentre. Situated in Masham, 10 miles from Ripon and on the fringes of the Yorkshire Dales, the estate provides an idyllic setting for both leisure and adventure.


  • Conveniently located 20 minutes from the A1(M)
  • Equidistant from London and Edinburgh
  • Midway between York and the Lake District
  • Northallerton and Thirsk train stations just 25 minutes away


The Cunliffe-Lister family, proprietors since the 1880s, currently oversee the Estate. Mark and Felicity Cunliffe-Lister, the Earl and Countess of Swinton, assumed stewardship in 2000 and launched the Swinton Park Hotel in 2001 following significant renovations. They took control of the entire estate in 2006.

Activities and Adventures

Whether a local in search of experiences or a traveller scouting unique accommodations, the Swinton Estate has something for everyone:

  • Wild swimming
  • Mountain biking
  • Falconry
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Fly fishing

Guests can relish a host of activities without the need to venture beyond the estate’s confines.

Weddings and Celebrations

Recognised as one of Northern England’s premier wedding venues, the Swinton Estate offers customised experiences, catering from intimate, eco-friendly unions to grand, castle-wide festivities.


Committed to eco-conscious practices, the Estate leads in green tourism:

  • On-site biomass boilers for heating
  • Menu collaborations with local, independent farmers
  • Award-winning sustainability efforts



Swinton Park, Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4JH
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