THE Swan Hotel ,
,has played host to one of the greatest authors of all time.
Charles Dickens, below, spent a night at the hotel, in Greengate Street, when he found himself stranded between trains in the town.
The former coaching inn is believed to have been built on the site of an old monastic college.
The building is thought to have originally been two houses that were combined by the construction of an archway, and converted to an inn during the mid-18th century.
In the 1960s, the Swan was a popular venue on the folk music scene and also hosted society balls.
Just over a decade ago an “eco-garden” was opened in the rear courtyard.
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