Our corner of North Yorkshire is fabulous for so many varied reasons – the breath taking scenery of the coast and moors, great old fashioned hospitality and not least the varied attractions on our doorstep, all of which make it a superb choice for spending a few days away.
If you can escape for 48hrs here’s some inspiration for the ultimate garden lovers break. We all love a grand house & a beautiful garden and it’s rare treat for us to have so many right on our doorstep, this break will allow you to meander through the best.
Arrive; if your route to us takes you through Helmsley how about a quick peek in at The Walled Garden. In the shadow of the medieval castle it is part of the Duncombe Park estate and is sure to set the tone for a relaxing couple of days. If you reach the White Swan in time for a cup of tea then enjoy it in our cosy bar or if the sun is shining on the Bothy Terrace & if it is tipple time then a glass of something chilled and refreshing before supper in our relaxed candlelit restaurant.
Day two; we guarantee on a gorgeous summers day wherever you chose to visit it will take your breath away. Here’s a few of our suggestions …
Vanbrugh’s Castle Howard – One of England’s beautiful houses most discover the magnificent 18th century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills in its full glory. If you ask at reception before you leave we can make you a saving on admission with our advance tickets.
Yorkshire Arboretum – a glorious 120 acre garden of trees from around the world set in a stunning landscape of parkland, lakes and ponds on the Castle Howard Estate
Scampston Walled Garden – A stunningly beautiful four acre contemporary garden, quite unlike any other. Designed by the renowned Dutch plantsman, Piet Oudolf. Perfect for casual garden lovers as well as plant-obsessed gardeners. We offer advance purchase tickets with a small saving for here too!
Rievaulx Abbey – if you are searching for peace and tranquility this is the perfect place for you. Looking across the valley to this medieval ruin is magical.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway – Ok, so it’s not a house nor garden but it is too spectacular to leave out – step back in time and ride on the lovingly restored heritage railway you will wind your way through the Moors’ finest scenery.
When you have soaked it all in we await your return with a complimentary tea or coffee before supper.
Day three; hopefully by the end of your visit you’ll want to return to your own gardens inspired and itching to get those green fingers occupied so why not call in at Rogers Nurseries, Pickering, on your way home where the expert staff will be on hand with their tips and advice.
So what are you waiting for! Book your break now. Dinner, bed and breakfast starts at £209 per room, per night.
SAVE - we can offer you reduced price admission tickets to Castle Howard House & Gardens and Scampston Garden & Grounds, just pick up your tickets at reception before you go.
Summer holiday entertainment? Why not bring the kids, this visit is perfect for couples or families alike!
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Team at the White Swan