2020 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 it only comes once a year!

The 2020 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
    (23, 24, 25th July 2020).
  • Weekend Rover Ticket with access to all Festival events, from the Award event on Thursday evening to the last event on Sunday (Excludes Author Dinners, Creative Thursday, and any additional events to be confirmed in Spring 2020), and a complimentary Festival Goody Bag.
  • Lunch at the Old Swan Hotel on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 July 2020.

Dates for your diary!

The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival will return to the Old Swan Hotel on Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th July 2020!

Hotel accommodation at the Old Swan Hotel is currently fully booked but we have a fantastic range of alternative hotels within walking distance of the Festival available to book now as part of your Weekend Break Package.

Weekend Break Packages are available to book now.

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.

Weekend Break Packages with 3 nights’ accommodation at The Crown Hotel and tickets to all Festival events* are priced at £519 per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Single accommodation packages at The Crown Hotel are priced at £599/£639 per person dependent on room type.

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 an additional charge 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 £529 per person, based on two people in a standard double/twin room with three nights bed and English breakfast accommodation, including a Weekend Rover Ticket*. Upgrades to a Superior Double or Twin room are available at an additional charge. Single accommodation packages at The Majestic Hotel are priced at £659/£749 depending on room type.

The Crowne Plaza 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 Crowne Plaza boasts a large cark park (daily parking charge applies).

Reduced weekend packages with 3 nights accommodation at The Crowne Plaza and tickets to all Festival events* are priced at £529 per person based on two people sharing a double or twin or room. Single accommodation packages at The Crowne Plaza are priced at £669 per person.

The Lodge  is in the heart of Harrogate, opposite the Convention Centre. It is 5 minutes’ walk from over 100 restaurants. Harrogate Train Station is about 0.5 miles away, and you can reach the bus station on foot in about 5 minutes.

Please note that The Lodge does not provide breakfast or self-catering facilities.

2020 Weekend packages with 3 nights accommodation at The Lodge and tickets to all Festival events* are priced at £409 per person based on two people sharing a double room. Single accommodation packages at The Lodge are priced at £469/£489 depending on room type.

The Camberley B&B is in the heart of Harrogate, opposite the Convention Centre. It is 5 minutes’ walk from over 100 restaurants on leafy King’s Road. Harrogate Train Station is about 0.5 miles away, and you can reach the bus station on foot in about 5 minutes. Located less than 10 minutes’ walk from the Old Swan Hotel, the Camberley is an excellent value B&B with lovely hospitality.

Weekend Break Packages are available from £459 per person based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room. Single accommodation packages are available at £519 depending on room type.

Due to popular demand, our Weekend Break Packages at the Old Swan Hotel have now sold out.
The 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 the Old Swan Hotel, The Cairn Hotel is a perfect choice for your stay in Harrogate and offers ample free parking to those travelling by car.

Prices start from £509, based on two people in a Superior Double room. Superior single accommodation packages at The Cairn Hotel are priced at £599.

Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments offer contemporary, stylish and affordable self-catering accommodation right in the heart of Harrogate, less than 10 minutes’ walk from the Old Swan Hotel. Offering free wi-fi and a home away from home with kitchen facilities, if you are looking for your own space, the Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments are an excellent choice.

Please note that Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments do not provide breakfast as standard but can provide a Continental/Classic English breakfast at £12.00 per person per day which must be pre-booked prior to arrival.

Prices from £499 per person based on 4 people sharing a 2-bed apartment. Studio, 1-bed and 2-bed apartments available. Prices depend on number of guests staying and apartment type.

The Country Living St George Hotel, Harrogate, is perfectly located in the heart of one of Yorkshire’s most beautiful and popular destinations with the Harrogate Convention Centre adjacent and just a few minutes’ walk from all the town’s attractions and business venues, including Bettys Tea Rooms and the famous 200 acres of grassland that make up The Stray. A stunning interior, designed with the Country Living team, combines country charm and elegance with the best modern amenities and luxuries. n your room you’ll find fluffy duvets, cosy throws and books to curl up with. The smart bathrooms feature Country Living toiletries and, in some of them, rain showers. There are many areas where you can unwind during your stay in Harrogate, including the Library and the welcoming bar, the stylish restaurant with views of the town, and the delightful terrace, which is ideal for afternoon tea or lunch.

Weekend Break Packages are priced from £529 per person based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Single accommodation packages are available from £669 per person. Prices are dependent on room category and the number of guests staying.

Located in the heart of historic Harrogate, the Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member provides comfortable accommodation overlooking 200 acres of pristine parkland, the Stray. While the property is a historic sight in its own right, dating back to 1671 and sitting on the site of the town’s first ever hotel, the Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate 4* hotel is only a quick stroll away from some of the Harrogate’s must visit attractions including famous Bettys Tea Room, unique Moorish-style Turkish Baths or Harrogate Theatre. Ample parking is available at a charge. The Cedar Court Hotel is situated roughly 20 minutes’ on foot, or a 10-minute drive, away from the Old Swan Hotel.

A Weekend Break Package at the Cedar Court Hotel is £499 per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Single accommodation is available at £599.

* Price excludes Author Dinners, Creative Thursday, and any additional events to be confirmed in Spring 2020.

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

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

For Weekend Break Package Terms and Conditions (inc cancellation policy) click here.