2017 Weekend Break Packages

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 Theakston 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 2017 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
    (20, 21 & 22 July 2017).
  • 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.

Dates for your diary!

The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival will return to the Old Swan Hotel on Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd July 2017! Weekend Break packages now on sale!

With a history spanning over 300 years the Crown Hotel Harrogate is experienced in looking after guests. After a multi-million pound refurbishment programme, the hotel has created a contemporary environment which complements its historic architecture and pays homage to its heritage as a great town centre property.

Placed just a couple of minutes’ walk from the Harrogate International Centre, Turkish Baths, Betty’s Tea Rooms and the picturesque town centre with its antique stores, Victorian arcades and boutique shops the Crown Hotel Harrogate is the perfect location for a weekend away.

2017 Weekend Break Packages with 3 nights’ accommodation at The Crown Hotel and tickets to all Festival events* are priced at £469 per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Single accommodation packages at The Crown Hotel are priced at £579/ £549 per person.

Charming and elegant, the Majestic Hotel exudes sophistication and basks in Victorian heritage. Set in 8 acres of grounds, surrounded by boutiques and antique shops, The Majestic is renowned for its true Yorkshire hospitality. Perfect for those travelling by car, the hotel has 250 on site car parking spaces available at a charge of £8.00 per day.

Set in the heart of the bustling spa town of Harrogate, The Majestic is just five minutes stroll away from the Festival venue the Old Swan Hotel.

Prices start from £469 per person, based on two people in a double/twin room with three nights bed and English breakfast accommodation, including a pass to all 2017 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival events*. Single accommodation packages in a double room at The Majestic Hotel are priced at £508/£539.

The Holiday Inn Harrogate is ideally located near the town centre and is adjoining the Harrogate International Conference Centre. Many rooms have stunning views across both the famous Yorkshire Spa town and the rolling Yorkshire dales. Contemporary and welcoming, the Classics Bar and Restaurant 701 offer a variety of traditional and international dishes. The Holiday Inn offers free passes to the Academy Leisure Club, which features a swimming pool, tennis court, gym and a luxury spa with treatment rooms. There is also an on-site fitness suite. The Holiday Inn boasts a large cark park (daily parking charge applies).

2017 Weekend packages with 3 nights accommodation at The Holiday Inn and tickets to all Festival events* are priced at £479 per person based on two people sharing a double or twin or room. Single accommodation packages at The Holiday Inn are priced at £539 per person and all rooms are double/twin as standard.

The Yorkshire Hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of the town centre, opposite the famous Bettys Café Tea Rooms. The hotel is just a short three minute walk away from Harrogate train station and less than five minutes walk away from the festival venue. With an elegant Victorian exterior, the Yorkshire Hotel provides modern amenities and fresh, contemporary interior decor. This central hotel has 80 en-suite bedrooms, many of which have impressive views of the main urban ‘old town’ of Harrogate. The hotel boasts the stylish HG1 Brasserie & Bar, a contemporary restaurant offering excellent food in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. 35 free car parking spaces are available and free wi-fi internet access is available throughout.

2017 Weekend packages with 3 nights accommodation at The Yorkshire Hotel and tickets to all Festival events* are priced at £439 per person based on two people sharing a double or twin or room. Single accommodation packages at The Yorkshire Hotel are priced at £479/£499 per person.

The Cairn Hotel was built during Harrogate’s period as a Spa Town when people came from far and wide to take the waters. Set in extensive grounds, it is situated close to the centre of Harrogate and is only a short 5 minute stroll from the Old Swan Hotel. Since reaching its centenary, the hotel has been carefully modernised, yet still retains much original grandeur and Victorian architecture.

2017 Weekend packages with 3 nights accommodation at The Cairn Hotel and tickets to all Festival events* are priced at £419 per person based on two people sharing a double or twin or room. Single accommodation packages at The Cairn Hotel are priced at £429/£479 per person

(* prices exclude Creative Thursday and the Dinner on the Saturday evening of the Festival).

Tailor-made packages for 1, 2 or 4 nights stay are also available, and accommodation only rates are also available.

Please contact the Festivals Office for more information. For bookings, price details and further information on the options available:

Tel: +44 (0)1423 562303 or Email: crime@harrogate-festival.org.uk

Please click here for information on debit and credit card transaction charges currently in effect.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

ROVER TICKETS

Card payment charges on accommodation packages

From 3rd January 2012 onwards, please be aware that there will be an increase made in the changes levied on payments made by debit and credit cards for bookings made via the Festival Office (i.e. via the +44 (0)1423 562 303 telephone number and crime@harrogate-festival.org.uk email address). These charges will apply to payments relating to Weekend Break Packages and tailored ticket and accommodation bookings.

New debit/credit card charges from 3rd Jan 2012:

Debit Cards (Visa Debit, Maestro, Solo) £1.50 per transaction
Credit Cards (Visa Credit, Mastercard) £5.00 per transaction

N.B. We are unable to accept American Express cards.

We regret the necessity to increase the charges made on debit and credit card payments. This is dictated by the high level of the processing fees charged to us by the banks, particularly on credit transactions, which as a charitable organisation we are regretfully unable to absorb in their entirety. (Our charges on credit card payments contribute towards the bank fees, but do not cover the total amount).

Alternative payment methods

If preferred, you can also pay for Weekend Break Packages and tailored accommodation and ticket bookings by cheque. Please make cheques payable to ‘Harrogate Festival Development Ltd’ and post to arrive within 72hrs of making your booking.

If payment is not received within this time we are unable to guarantee your booking.