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 at Helmsley has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jul 28, 2009

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


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4 reasons to choose The Black Swan at Helmsley

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English
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Hotel area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Helmsley Castle
    0.2 miles
  • Rievaulx Abbey
    2.3 miles
  • Ampleforth College Golf Club
    4.4 miles
  • Flamingo Land Theme Park
    10.5 miles
  • Castle Howard
    10.7 miles
Closest Airports
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport
    23.4 miles
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport
    35.6 miles
  • Doncaster Sheffield Airport
    53.5 miles
How to get to The Black Swan at Helmsley from Leeds Bradford International Airport
    Taxi
    Free parking is available.
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Restaurant

    Food: European

    Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner

Amenities of The Black Swan at Helmsley
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Services
  • Pet bowls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Packed lunches
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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House rules The Black Swan at Helmsley takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Check-out

7:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express The Black Swan at Helmsley accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note dinner inclusive rates offer a GBP 30 allowance per person to be used for dinner in The Gallery restaurant.

When booking 4 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements will apply.

Please note rooms accommodating pets may be limited. Guests who wish to travel with pets are advised to inform the property in advance. There is a GBP 10 per pet, per night extra charge applies.

Please note that there will be building works taking place onsite that could cause disruption to guests up until 01/12/21.

When booking more than four rooms, our group terms and conditions will be applied - for further details contact us directly.

Please note rooms accommodating pets may be limited. Guests who wish to travel with pets are advised to inform the property in advance. There is a GBP 10 per pet per night extra charge applicable. Special conditions apply for bookings of 5 or more rooms. When booking more than 5 rooms, our group terms and conditions will be applied - for further details contact us directly.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

FAQs about The Black Swan at Helmsley

  • The Black Swan at Helmsley has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Guests staying at The Black Swan at Helmsley can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • Room options at The Black Swan at Helmsley include:

    • Double
    • Single
    • Twin/Double
    • Family

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Black Swan at Helmsley by:

    • Taxi 45min

  • Check-in at The Black Swan at Helmsley is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • The Black Swan at Helmsley is 800 feet from the center of Helmsley.

  • The prices at The Black Swan at Helmsley may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Black Swan at Helmsley offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):