Getting to Us

 London Kings Cross to Thirsk

2.5 hours direct to Thirsk (25 minutes from Swinton Park)
Grand Central

London Kings Cross to York / London Kings Cross to Northallerton
Runs hourly. York is 50 minutes and Northallerton 35 minutes from Swinton Park.
2 hours to York / 2.5 hours to Northallerton
East Coast

Edinburgh to Darlington / Edinburgh to York (direct)
2 hours to Darlington / 2.5 hours to York
East Coast

Manchester Airport to Thirsk (direct)
2 hours
First Transpennine Express

Birmingham to York (direct)
3 hours.
Cross Country Trains

See below for information about taxis and chauffeur driven cars for transfers between the train stations to Swinton Park.

Taxis

Please contact reception (01765 680900) if you need any taxis booking.

The approximate costs and journey times to Swinton Park from the following destinations are:

  • Northallerton Station: ¬£24; 25 minutes
  • Thirsk Station: ¬£23; 25 minutes
  • Darlington Station: ¬£45; 35 minutes
  • York Station: ¬£59; 50 minutes

Chauffeur Driven Car Service

If you would prefer to travel in a chauffeur-driven car, we recommend the Yorkshire Chauffeur Company. Howard Smelt-Webb and his colleague Darren Thompson operate two black Range Rovers, licensed and insured to carry up to four passengers in luxury and comfort. The elevated position of the Range Rover will enable you to see over the hedges and walls, offering you a full view of the countryside during your journey.

Please contact reception (01765 680900) to make a booking for you. Guideline prices for collection and travel to Swinton Park are below: 

  • Thirsk railway station – ¬£45
  • Northallerton railway station – ¬£45
  • Harrogate railway station – ¬£55
  • York railway station – ¬£90
  • Teeside Airport – ¬£75
  • Leeds/Bradford Airport – ¬£90
  • Newcastle Airport – ¬£140
  • Doncaster/Sheffield Airport – ¬£145
  • Manchester Airport – ¬£160
  • Heathrow Airport – ¬£300

The Kitchen Gossip

It’s lovely to see new season’s ingredients coming in, heralding the delights of the year to come. As well as Yorkshire rhubarb, the wild garlic is now in season and it wont be too long before new season’s lamb is available. Click Rhubarb to find my favourite spring recipe, which is very versatile and easy to make at home.

2014 has got off to a flying start with busy classes right across the schedule. Our Thursday Cookery Club Mornings and Supper Evenings have been very well received and our Barbecue Cook and Lunch courses get going over the Easter weekend.