Spring into full bloom at The White Swan Inn

Spring has finally sprung in North Yorkshire and The White Swan Inn in Pickering is celebrating the long awaited change in season with a fabulous new break, allowing guests to discover the blooming gardens of North Yorkshire while enjoying delicious food, luxurious bedrooms and the warmest hospitality at the celebrated 16th century coaching inn.

Set in the historic market town of Pickering, the enchanting Inn offers a luxurious base for guests to feast on fabulous food and rest a weary head after days spent exploring Yorkshire’s romantic gardens and famous landscapes. The hotel’s unique location on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors makes it easily accessible to countless natural beauties and stunning unique gardens.

There are a whole host of celebrated stately homes and gardens on the doorstep of the hotel including The Walled Garden at Scampston – a stunning contemporary garden created by the internationally acclaimed Piet Oudolf. Just 20 minutes away, Nunnington Hall is famed for its spectacular location on the banks of the river Rye, world class art exhibitions, quality tearooms and organic walled gardens.

Yorkshire’s finest historic estate, Castle Howard, has been declared ‘One of the World’s Top Ten Greatest Mansions and Grand Houses’ by Lonely Planet. The magnificent 18th-century residence is set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape and is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With silver foliaged poplars and silver willows, Japanese marples and Chinese larch, there is always something beautiful and unusual to see in the gardens.

Visitors to The White Swan Inn will find an undiscovered gem at nearby Sledmere house and gardens. The Gardens have an excellent reputation for dynamic and innovative development and from July onwards they come alive with colour.

After a day in the country air, guests will be welcomed back to The White Swan Inn for a warming cup of Yorkshire tea or coffee to be enjoyed in The Bothy, a beautiful barn conversion in the courtyard. A delicious evening meal will be served in the hotel’s restaurant, which is the only venue outside of London to be supplied by famous butchery, The Ginger Pig. Signature dishes include roasted loin of Old Spot pork with Dauphinoise potatoes and Spring lamb with buttery mash.

After a tipple in the hotel’s bar, stocked with fine wines and well-kept ales, guests can retire to an elegant Vintage Nest room with signature bathroom, full of little luxuries. A full Yorkshire breakfast the following morning will fuel guests for another day exploring this celebrated and unspoilt slice of England.