A Charming Trail of Yorkshire Hidden History

So were you one of those children that liked to rearrange the furniture in their bedrooms every so often?  I definitely fell into that camp and the urge to do something new with furniture & decorating is never stronger at this time of year.  Maybe it is the hope that once spring has sprung the house will look beautiful despite the dirty windows or maybe it is because we are more housebound through the winter months and want to make the most of our surroundings?  The White Swan Inn can help you with all of the above!!!

We have put together a lovely reason to come and have a few days at The White Swan Inn. Enjoy the cosy, spoiling surroundings possibly even sleeping in one of our beautiful antique beds AND making the most of the charming antique shops and inspiring auction houses that really are on our doorstep.

You can start by walking out the front door onto the market place and by foot there are five shops including one market that will whet your appetite for that inspirational find.

Armed with a packed hamper lunch from Feast, our deli next door, jump in the car and head to Thornton Dale, next is a stop off in Snainton before heading further east to the seaside and Scarborough. We will give you directions to a couple of shops and an auction house then suggest you head north to Whitby – maybe have a stroll round the old town & a cup of tea while you make a few discoveries and enjoy the sea air.  Next head to the town’s auction house before driving back over the moors through Glaisdale, Kildale, Hutton le Hole and Kirkbymoorside.  And enjoying a slice of our beautiful county on the way.

There’s another couple of shops to explore here and a brilliant auction house – maybe leave a bid or ask them to call you so you can bid on the telephone at their next sale – very exciting.  Then it is a fifteen minute drive back to Pickering and to us to the bar for some refreshments in front of the fire and a slap up supper.

For more information on our antiques trail call reception on 01751 472288 or email us at welcome@white-swan.co.uk.


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