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News Release - Issued by The Black Swan at Helmsley

Make Easter Eggstra-special this year...

With Easter only a hop, skip and jump away, it’s time to make plans for an eggstra-special treat to make the most of this special Bank Holiday weekend.

Nestled in the heart of Helmsley, The Black Swan offers the best of town and country life for your Easter egg-scape. Two and three-night stays, including meals and lots of egg-stra goodies are on offer this Easter, from just £395 per couple.

Surrounded by the fields and woodlands, Helmsley has its very own Walled Gardens and country walks right on the doorstep to enjoy the warmer days, daffodils, lambs and birdsong as nature awakes. Whilst the cluster of individual shops, galleries and boutiques around the marketplace offer tempting delights from pastel-coloured fashions, artisan chocolates, fruity wines and fresh flowers.

Those with a sweet tooth will also be tempted by the award-winning tearoom located within the hotel, where delightful cakes, patisserie, traditional afternoon teas and light meals are served each day – just the ticket after a lovely country stroll by the river, or perhaps through Duncombe Parks’ parkland or the medieval Castle ruins.

Two night stay from £395 per couple or eggs-tend your stay and spoil yourselves with a full three night long weekend stay from £485 per couple.
2 night Easter Weekend Stay includes:

- A chilled half bottle of champagne & a chocolate Easter egg in your room on arrival
- Dinner on both evenings, chosen from the à la carte menu
- Two nights accommodation in a Classic double or twin bedroom
- Full English breakfast each morning

3 night Easter Weekend Stay includes:

- A chilled half bottle of champagne & a chocolate Easter egg in your room on arrival
- Dinner on two nights of your stay, chosen from the à la carte menu
- A three-course lunch served in The Gallery on Easter Sunday
- Three nights accommodation in a Classic double or twin bedroom
- Full English breakfast each morning

Offer price is based on a Classic bedroom (double or twin occupancy) and is available on any consecutive evening stays between Friday 2nd April and Monday 5th April. Room upgrades are available for Easter at £45 per night per room.
For full details and terms and conditions, see our website.

The iconic Black Swan stands proudly at the head of Helmsley’s market place and has been enjoyed its reputation as a place of excellent hospitality for well over 500 years now. The boutique hotel is suited to walkers, lovers, history buffs and gourmands, with its superb location on the edge of the North York Moors.
Call 01439 770466

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Sarah Proctor at SP Media Relations (
email: tel. 01904 488422 (07808 586 512)

Editor’s NotesThe Black Swan is a four star country boutique hotel with 45 bedrooms and one of the county’s most superb tea rooms is part of the hotel’s award-winning food offering, along with their award-winning 3 AA rosette Restaurant, ‘The Gallery’ which features stunning original artwork from the Helmsley Galleries. French Head Chef Patrick Bardoulet is passionate about sourcing only the best local ingredients on which to base his seasonal menus.
Long established as a coaching inn, since the C15th, and then as a hotel since the C18th, The Black Swan sets the tone for standards of hospitality in this affluent and rural part of Yorkshire, on the edge of the North York Moors. Awards include North East Regional Winner of The Wedding Industry Awards’ Best Venue 2012 and 2013, Yorkshire Life Hotel of the Year (2008-9) and The Tea Guild’s ‘Top Tea Place’ (2010) and ‘Award of Excellence’ (2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013)

Helmsley is one of the prettiest market towns in Yorkshire, with C12th Helmsley Castle ruins and the adjoining Helmsley Walled Gardens to explore. It has the added attraction of being located on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park with miles of unspoilt countryside, as well as being part of the Cleveland Way, it is ideal for keen walkers. Seaside towns within easy driving distance are Whitby and Scarborough and the city of York with its many historic attractions, river and cosmopolitan restaurants and shopping is half hour drive away.

An exciting new gallery space in a unique dual hotel location which forms one of the most important commercial collections in the North of England. Original artwork is displayed in both The Gallery Restaurant of The Black Swan, as well as The Feversham Arms, allowing works from a selection of fine artists to be viewed in a natural home-from-home setting in the interiors of these acclaimed hotels. The collection is curated by Stephen Jacks.