The Black Swan Hotel
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
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... as I remember. Thanks again to Mum and Dad for being our taxi and our tour guides.
A yummy take-away curry for dinner followed by games (of course) completed another lovely day.
P.S. We also saw an amazing street artist who earns a living by creating these masterpieces in the street and collecting money from passers by. The finished one we saw took him nine months to complete (see photo) and he was just starting another one....so cool. ...
... and in its stead was a life sized picture of the window and a museum exhibit of the restoration process, including a chance to get up close to some of the panels. The East Window is comprised of scenes from Revelation and it was remarkable to see. A fun fact I did not know- the dark lines going through stained glass windows (which I always assumed were just part of the window) is actually lead used to fix cracks throughout the hundreds of years. We ...
... some different wars that happened and some bits about Vikings and that some of their concrete coffins were unearthed. Tiny coffins mind you - I think I could only comfortably sit in one. I also notice they do indeed have a very pretty York Minster. Oh yes and plenty of city walls to walk around.
York is a pretty old city and rather quirky so it was well worth the weekend ...
This morning, after a late start, we make our way into Helmsley. It's a pretty town of red roofed and yellow stone buildings. There is also a ruined castle. We do a bit of window shopping - it's mainly craft and tourist shops with a fair few bakeries and cafes emitting delicious smells - cruel! Ian goes off for a haircut, the most expensive one he's ever had - this is obviously an up market kind of place! I go off in search of a trim as well but have to wait for my appointment. I go ...
... with atmosphere and great bar staff.
Luke decided to attempt the local challenge burger which consisted of three beef patties, chicken breast, bacon, egg, onion rings, double chips and garlic bread. It was awesomely presented and we would have photo if Luke did not decide to throw his drink everywhere just as the food as being delivered. After cleaning this all up we forgot about pictures. Needless to say that it was a great ...