The Black Swan Hotel

Market Place, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, England, YO62 5BJ, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Helmsley

Polly's Adventures in York and Northumberland

A travel blog entry by pollys.progress on Aug 11, 2014

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... visit. After our visit we walked to Betty's to have cake and tea. Unfortunately there was a very long queue. David and I don't do queues and peering through the windows it just looked like everyone was crammed on top of each other. Personally I prefer Fortnum and Masons Diamond Jubilee Tea Room. We spent the rest of the day walking up and down the various lanes window shopping and then had a very pleasant walk back along the river and got back just before the ...

Polly's Adventures in York and Northumberland

A travel blog entry by pollys.progress on Aug 10, 2014

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... The Flying Scotsman, City of Truro, Evening Star, The Bullet Train. My favourite part is the warehouse which is a treasure trove of railway artefacts. Lots of models of trains and steam ships made by apprentices back in the day, dinnerware used on the first class sleeper trains. Tomorrow we are off to see York Minster and the Castle Museum, and cake at ...

The Tidal River Ouse

A travel blog entry by clarecy on Jul 02, 2014

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... as with other locks onto a tidal stretch to come out with a lot of revs to help with the steering control, save it for the bridges!". I see what he meant, the river is flowing pretty fast, so we are already doing twice the normal cruising speed circa 7/8 knots and there are two big bridges right in front of us. Power is needed to control the boat to make it safely through the arches with cars ...

Beale Lock to Selby

A travel blog entry by clarecy on Jul 01, 2014

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... a "duck weed" issue on the Selby Canal but were surprised on how much there was and how green it was, it didn't look like there was a canal at all, under the luminous green covering.
Selby is a very pleasant small town and we moored in the basin at the junction with the River Ouse, well placed for our for our early set off time with tide on the way up to York ...

Helmsley, haircuts and historic hall

A travel blog entry by twovines on Sep 10, 2013

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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 ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Market Place, Helmsley, is near Helmsley Castle, Helmsley Walled Garden, Rievaulx Terrace and Temples, and Verbena Spa Yorkshire.
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