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Within 10 Minutes of Black Swan Hotel

November 30, 2020

by Eleanor Dinnes

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 may notice large parrots flying around up above the high street. No, you haven’t gone mad – these are birds who escaped from captivity decades ago and now thrive in the Kirkby Stephen area. 

​There are several restaurants and bars such as:

  • The Mulberry Bush Café
  • Church Gallery cakes
  • Various fish and chip shops
  • A Chinese restaurant
  • An Indian restaurant
  • Taggy man pub – serves pie
  • The Pennine – serves local tapas  and cocktails
  • The Black Bull – Pub
  • The Kings Arms – Pub
  • Several small cafes
  • L’al Nook – Cocktail bar
  • Mini Eden – coffee and cake
  • The Bothy – Vegetarian food

And some lovely shops to explore

((to name a few as there are quite a few):

  • The Church Gallery – Clothes and homeware
  • Mini Eden – Children’s clothes
  • Croft House – gifts
  • Mic Macs – DIY and everything you might need
  • Several other small walking shops and gift shops
  • The Bothy/Mad about Mountains – walking gear

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