From Our Editors
The Yorkshire Dales await exploration at a short drive from the Black Swan, where Druids Temple is easily reachable by foot. For those wishing to stretch their legs a little further, there are various circular walks which centre around the ruins of Jervaulx Abbey. North Yorkshire's chocolate-box villages are dotted along various routes, with cafes and gift shops along the way. The nearest town is Masham, where popular attractions include the Black Sheep Brewery and the seventh-century architecture of St Mary's Church. Guest accommodation features king-sized beds, en suites, tea and coffee-making facilities, LCD TVs and views of the moors. The 17th-century public house within the hotel offers a selection of local ales including the famed Black Sheep Ale, alongside a fully stocked bar. Food is traditional and locally-sourced, utilising local cheese, ales and steaks in the chef's creations. Cooked breakfasts help kick off mornings, with options such as the Yorkshire cooked breakfast, eggs benedict and grilled kippers alongside juices, teas and coffees.