As graceful as the bird it's named after, the Black Swan Hotel has stood for centuries as a landmark of warmth and hospitality for travellers journeying through this beautiful corner of North Yorkshire. Set in the picturesque market town of Helmsley, The Black Swan, once a traditional coaching inn with a history dating back over 500 years, is now a stylish boutique hotel with a comfortable array of antiques blended with contemporary classic interiors. The bedrooms are all stylish and individually designed. Think country chic with warm furnishings, blissfully snug duvets, Molton Brown toiletries, fluffy towels and flatscreen TVs. The food at the Black Swan is exceptional and will you want to experience the acclaimed cooking in the three AA Rosette-winning Gallery Restaurant. Home to an important collection of commercial art during the day, The Gallery transforms at night into a showcase for Yorkshire's gastronomic variety. The finest ingredients are sourced (many from within 30 miles of the hotel) and cooked with a combination of classic simplicity and passionate creativity. In addition to that delicious Yorkshire fayre in the restaurant, don’t miss the charming Tearoom boasting a clutch of awards (awarded one of the coveted Tearoom of Excellence 2013 by the Tea Guild) with monthly seasonal variations to choose from, as well as one of the best traditional English afternoon teas you will find anywhere.