Swinton Bivouac

“Rustic retreat in idyllic Yorkshire Dales” - VisitEngland Assessor


Masham, North Yorkshire

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On the two hundred-acre Swinton estate, Swinton Bivouac is a wonderful setting in which to get away from it all in a choice of secluded woodland tree lodges built using traditional round wood timber framing or meadow yurts with a panoramic North Yorkshire view. The woodland on site is home to a fascinating eighteenth-century folly, the Druid’s Temple.

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Swinton Bivouac
Bivouac at Druid’s Temple, Masham, RIPON, North Yorkshire, HG4 4JZ


Opening times
  • Open all year
Site Information
  • Glamping types: 6 log cabins, 8 yurts

About the area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.


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