The Black Swan – The Inn Collection Group

in Helmsley

Address: Market Place, Helmsley, YO62 5BJ, United Kingdom

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The Black Swan – The Inn Collection Group a Hotel to stay in for a visit to Helmsley and the surrounding region of Yorkshire.

Property Description

The Black Swan has been providing travelers with a warm welcome and famous hospitality for centuries.

Once the main stop off for weary travelers on a stagecoach route linking Leeds to York, The Black Swan dates back to the 15th century. With an Elizabethan building on one end, a Tudor one to the other and a Georgian House in the middle, the Black Swan is wonderfully higgledy-piggledy, with bags of character.

With its inviting open fires, cozy armchairs and warm welcome, The Black Swan is just the place to eat, drink, sleep and explore beautiful Helmsley from and attractions including nearby Rievaulx Abbey, Castle Howard, Helmsley Castle and Helmsley Walled Garden.

Offering views of either market square or beautiful gardens, these recently refurbished bedrooms have fresh, traditional décor and tea and coffee facilities. All rooms feature a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, desk and free Wi-Fi.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

The Black Swan – The Inn Collection Group has been welcoming guests since 28 Jul 2009
Hotel chain/brand: The Inn Collection Group

Property Highlights

  • Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)
  • Want a great night’s sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.
  • Breakfast Info: Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Buffet
  • Free parking available at the hotel

Owner’s Description

The Black Swan is a centuries old coaching inn, turned boutique hotel, situated in the heart of Helmsley, one of North Yorkshire’s prettiest market towns.

This 45-bedroom hotel is smartly appointed, blending antiques with classic contemporary design and its varied exterior, complete with black and white timbers, plus Elizabethan and Georgian elements, portrays a rich history dating back to the 15th century.

A stay here is time for you to unwind, savouring the enjoyment of your stay from the moment you arrive. Enjoy delicious menus in the hotel’s 3 AA rosette restaurant ‘The Gallery’, created with fresh produce from the Yorkshire area. Sink into the sofa with a malt whisky in front of a roaring log fire. The hotel is also very popular with non-residential local diners.

The Black Swan is ideal for those wishing to host private dinners and celebrations and there are several private dining areas to choose from, including the intimate Tudor Lounge, in one of the oldest parts of the hotel, The Crosland Room and also The Garden Room.

These private rooms are popular for weddings too, as a venue we are pleased to hold just one wedding per day, ensuring that each bridal couple and their guests have our full attention for their special day. In 2012 the hotel won the regional heat as the North East’s ‘Best Venue’ according to the Wedding Industry Awards.

Enjoy the timeless ritual of full afternoon tea in the hotel’s award-winning tearooms, in one of the comfortable lounge areas or even outside in the walled gardens in the summer months. (The Black Swan holds the coveted “Award of Excellence” from the Tea Guild, 2011 among its many national and regional awards).

All of the hotel’s bedrooms are individually styled and contemporary in design. Many enjoy views over the picturesque market place, and others over the well-stocked walled gardens. Each has private bathrooms with Molton Brown toiletries, and most have comfortable armchairs and sofas in which to relax. There is one suite, with its own separate lounge area.

Step out of the hotel’s relaxing ambience and onto the marketplace with its collection of individual boutiques selling gifts, crafts, artwork, designer fashions, country wear and fine foods, including local meats, cheese and liquors. Perhaps take a stroll in the tranquil delights of Helmsley’s Walled Gardens and the castle ruins or the riverside walks in nearby Duncombe Park Estate? For serious walkers, the hotel is situated within the southern boundary of the North York Moors National Park.


  • On-Site Parking
  • Wi-fi
  • Pets Accepted
  • Child Friendly

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