Booking Now Open for all 2014 Festival Hotels

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!

We are pleased to announce that booking is now open at our range of beautiful handpicked hotels across town, including The Majestic, The Crown, Holiday Inn, Yorkshire, Cairn, Studley and White Hart Hotel. Given the stellar line-up of Special Guests confirmed so far, we anticipate demand to be high across the full range of Festival Hotels, so if you fancy a long weekend with some of the hottest names in the crime writing world, including the likes of Gillian Flynn, Sophie Hannah, Lynda LaPlante, Steve Mosby and SJ Watson book soon to secure your place! All you need to confirm your place is a £50 per person deposit, with the remaining balance due by the end of January 2014.

Weekend Break Packages include:

  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation (17, 18 & 19 July 2014).
  • 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.

Secure your place today! To book, call the Festival Office on +44 (0)1423 562303 or email