London Kings Cross to Thirsk
2.5 hours direct to Thirsk (25 minutes from Swinton Park)
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
Edinburgh to Darlington / Edinburgh to York (direct)
2 hours to Darlington / 2.5 hours to York
Manchester Airport to Thirsk (direct)
First Transpennine Express
Birmingham to York (direct)
Cross Country Trains
See below for information about taxis and chauffeur driven cars for transfers between the train stations to Swinton Park.
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 was a great thrill for me to win the Best Tutor category, at the recent 2014 British Cookery School Awards. Many thanks for all your very kind messages of congratulation.
With Christmas just around the corner, we’re all busy planning our seasonal entertaining. If you need some inspiration, come along to my Festive Fare cookery course for some great recipes and tips for preparing ahead. You’ll also find some of my seasonal recipes in the December issue of Yorkshire Life, with more to follow soon in the next issue of in Dales Life.