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The Black Swan Hotel

About Us

Welcome to The Black Swan hotel, Ravenstonedale, owned and run by Louise Dinnes,
the Dinnes family and their fantastic team for 16 years.

We are very lucky to be situated at the convergence of 3 stunning northern counties and the hotel itself is located in both The Yorkshire Dales National Park and also Cumbria. This allows for easy access to explore The Lake District, The Yorkshire dales and stunning dales of County Durham. Alternatively, being just 10 minutes from the M6 and the A66 we are also the perfect stop off point for those long journeys.

Relax in our idyllic riverside garden with resident red squirrels, have a bite to eat at our award winning restaurant or cosy bar, take a walk around the beautiful village with Gilbertite monastic ruins or, enjoy golf and tennis in the village courses. We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful Eden Valley.

We Always Have A Warm Welcome Waiting

Our Awards

We have been recognised for our achievements over the years from well respected national publications / organisations including Sawdays, Good Hotel Guide, Good Pub Guide, Michelin, the AA, the National Press and many more.

We are proud to have received numerous National and Local Awards consistently highlighting our excellent service, dining and rooms. Including AA Pub Of The Year – England, GHG Cesar Award and Cumbria Life Dining Pub.

Our Latest News

Local Shopping Guide

We so hope you enjoy your stay with us and your socially distanced shopping experience. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 lockdown, we have been unable to print the copy of this brochure for you. However, we hope you enjoy your gift

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Road Trip: Further Afield

The Black Swan is perfectly situated for exploring the North of England & South Scotland. There are some amazing locations within day trip distance. So, if you’ve seen the Lake District, plodded the Yorkshire Dales and STILL looking for things

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Road Trip: North East

Hadrian’s Wall, giant High Force waterfalls, the quaint Durham city and an eye test at Barnard Castle. Our North East road trip takes in all the best sites. Barnard Castle and The Bowes Museum High Force waterfall – Middleton in

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Road Trip: Sedbergh – Skipton – Hawes

Take a journey through the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, taking in small towns, brewery stops, stunning waterfalls and a little bit of Wendsleydale Cheese (Eck! Gromit!) Sedbergh – small book town Kirkby Lonsdale – Lovely shops

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Black Swan Hotel Aerial Image

Within 10 Minutes of Black Swan Hotel

Our closest town is Kirkby Stephen, 5 miles East. Kirkby Stephen is a small town but has a variety of shops for gifts, clothes, walking gear, and antiques. It’s a lovely little place for a stroll and a coffee. You

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Book A Table

It is always best to call us to make a table reservation. Please call us on 015396 23204 or alternatively email us on and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Thank you Louise & Team

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Please do call us on 015396 23204 or email us on for an informal chat.