Don’t miss a minute of the drama with our exclusive Weekend Break packages
For one long, sultry, summer weekend the temperature in Harrogate rises whatever the weather as the world’s hottest celebration of crime writing swings into town. Once tasted, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival leaves you on the edge of your seat, waiting for the next exciting chapter. But here’s the rub – it only comes once a year!
The 2015 Festival guarantees thrills, and perhaps a few spills at the hotel bar, as thousands gather at the crime writing industry’s self-appointed Annual General Meeting, with a difference! Grab a pint of Yorkshire’s finest ale, relax in the hotel gardens, and dip into an intoxicating mix of comedy, cabaret, heated debate, and scintillating socialising. It would be a murderous misdemeanour to miss it.
No barriers, no exclusivity, it’s the friendliest Festival with its feet firmly on Yorkshire ground. Everyone is invited. Hang out with your heroes, get an exclusive insight into the Next Big Thing, or even pitch your own novel to the UK’s leading agents, editors and publishers. Be inspired and join in the drama at Agatha Christie’s old haunt: the luxurious Old Swan Hotel. It would be a crime to miss it!
Weekend Break Packages include:
- 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation (16, 17 & 18 July 2015).
- Weekend Rover Ticket with access to all Festival events, from the Award event on Thursday evening to the last event on Sunday (excluding the Dinner event on Saturday evening), delicious lunches at The Old Swan Hotel on the Friday and Saturday and a complimentary Festival Goody Bag.
BOOK BEFORE 30 SEPTEMBER 2015 AND RECEIVE OUR EARLY BOOKER RATE!
The Old Swan Hotel
The Old Swan is the main venue for 2015 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival events. The hotel dates back to 1840 and is set within five acres of beautiful gardens at both the front and to the rear. Most famous for the ‘disappearance’ of Agatha Christie in 1926, the hotel retains the air of cool sophistication and style.
The hotel has 136 luxuriously decorated bedrooms overlooking the town or the peaceful hotel gardens and free car parking for 175 cars. It sits in the centre of the spa town of Harrogate, nestling just off the beautiful Valley Gardens and the cosmopolitan chic of the Montpellier Quarter.
EXCLUSIVE EARLY BOOKER RATE – 2015 Weekend Break Packages with 3 nights accommodation at The Old Swan Hotel and tickets to all Festival events* are priced at £429 per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Single accommodation packages at The Old Swan Hotel are priced at £469 per person.
Holiday Inn Hotel
The Holiday Inn is a spacious hotel with an enviable position in the heart of this historic spa town, an easy level five minute walk from the Festival venue at the Old Swan Hotel. You’ll find a traditional Yorkshire welcome when you arrive at this modern and incredibly stylish hotel.
As an additional benefit, single travellers staying at the Holiday Inn enjoy a double or twin room as standard at no extra cost. The hotel also offers free accommodation for children under 16 when sharing a room with 2 adults. Use of the Academy leisure club is available complimentary to hotel guests. Located adjacent to the International Centre, on site car parking is available at a charge of £5.00 per day.
EXCLUSIVE EARLY BOOKER RATE – 2015 Weekend packages with 3 nights accommodation at the Holiday Inn Hotel and tickets to all Festival events* are priced at £409 per person based on two people sharing twin or double room. Single accommodation packages at the Holiday Inn are priced at £469 per person and all rooms are double/twin as standard.
The Cairn Hotel
The 3 Star AA Cairn Hotel was built during Harrogate’s period as a Spa Town when people came from far and wide to take the waters. Carefully modernised, grand original features still welcome you to this charming Victorian hotel.
Located only a short 5 minute walk from the centre of town, and close to the Festival venue the Old Swan Hotel, if you are looking for value for money The Cairn Hotel is a perfect choice for your stay in Harrogate.
EXCLUSIVE EARLY BOOKER RATE – 2015 Weekend packages with 3 nights accommodation at the Cairn Hotel and tickets to all Festival events* are priced at £389 per person based on two people sharing twin or double room. Single accommodation packages at the Cairn Hotel (with a double room) are priced at £449 per person.
(* prices exclude Creative Thursday and the Dinner on the Saturday evening of the Festival).
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