COMPETITION: Win a two-night break at the Black Swan Hotel in Yorkshire

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AS graceful as the bird it’s named after, the Black Swan Hotel in Yorkshire has stood for centuries as a landmark of warmth and hospitality for travellers journeying through this beautiful corner of North Yorkshire. 

Set in the picturesque market town of Helmsley, The Black Swan, once a traditional coaching inn with a history dating back over 500 years, is now a stylish boutique hotel.

We’ve teamed up with the Black Swan to offer readers the chance to win a fabulous two night stay for two with breakfast each morning and dinner on the first evening.

With its recent refurbishment, the hotel combines a collection of country chic style through its lounges, Cygnet Bar, tearoom and restaurant that carefully complement the history associated with this prominent hotel, blending antiques and artwork with classic contemporary design.

The Black Swan offers the perfect retreat from the rest of the world and is the perfect gateway to all that North Yorkshire has to offer.

To be in with a chance to win this amazing prize just answer the following question:


What is the name of a baby swan?

a) Cygnet b)  Puppy      c)  Cub


Hotline:  09012 925 256

Calls should cost no more than £1.02 – calls from mobiles or payphones may cost a lot more.

Or text SPCOMP followed by a space then your answer, name and address to 64343.

Texts cost £1.00 plus your standard operator charge.



Send your answer, name address and telephone contact details to:  SP Black Swan Hotel  comp, D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., 2 Albert Sq., Dundee DD1 1DD.

Ts & Cs:  Lines open at 6.00am on Sunday, June 17, 2018 and winner will be chosen at random from combined correct entries after 9.00am on the closing date of Friday, June 22, 2018.  Prize is a two-night stay for two including breakfast and dinner on the first night.  Prize is redeemable July – September, 2018 – Sunday – Thursday, subject to availability.  There is no cash alternative.  Prize is not in conjunction with any other offers or promotions and travel is not included. Your personal data will not be used for any other purpose than entry to this competition. Details of winner available on request.  Premium Rate Telephone Services Department, D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd, 2 Albert Square, Dundee DD1 1DD.  Helpline 01382 426103. For full competition Ts & Cs please send a large Stamped Addressed Envelope to: Newspaper  Marketing, Copy of your competition terms, D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., 2 Albert Sq., Dundee DD1 1DD.