Old Swan Hotel

in Harrogate

Address: Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SR, United Kingdom

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The Old Swan Hotel is the perfect place to stay during your visit to Harrogate and the beautiful surrounding region of Yorkshire. Once the famous retreat of Agatha Christie, this hotel offers modern rooms with private bathrooms and on-site car parking. Surrounded by picturesque lawns and gardens, it’s just a short walk from Harrogate town center and the famous Betty’s Tearoom. The traditional Swan Lounge and Bar offers a selection of beverages and afternoon teas, while the Wedgewood and Library restaurants serve fresh, locally sourced dishes. Experience the history and charm of this unique hotel during your stay.

Fast Facts about the Old Swan

  1. The Old Swan Hotel is a historic hotel located in the spa town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. The hotel dates back to 1840 and has a rich history.
  2. The hotel was famously used as a hiding place for crime writer Agatha Christie in 1926, when she disappeared for 11 days. She was eventually found staying at the hotel under a pseudonym. The event became known as the “Harrogate Mystery.”
  3. The hotel has 136 guest rooms, including Classic, Executive, and Deluxe Rooms, as well as Suites. Each room is individually designed and decorated, with many featuring original Victorian-era features.
  4. The hotel’s public spaces include a lounge, bar, and restaurant. The Wedgwood Restaurant serves modern British cuisine, with a focus on locally sourced ingredients.
  5. The hotel has a range of conference and event spaces, including the stunning Wedgwood Room, which features ornate plasterwork and a grand fireplace.
  6. The hotel’s Harrogate Spa offers a range of treatments, including facials, massages, and body wraps, as well as a sauna and steam room.
  7. The hotel is located within walking distance of Harrogate’s main attractions, including the Royal Pump Room Museum and the Turkish Baths.
  8. The Old Swan Hotel has hosted many famous guests over the years, including the Beatles, who stayed at the hotel during their UK tour in 1963.
  9. The hotel is part of the Classic Lodges group, which operates a collection of hotels across the UK.
  10. The Old Swan Hotel has won several awards, including a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2019 and a Visit England Silver Award in 2020. The hotel is a popular wedding venue, thanks to its beautiful architecture and picturesque gardens.

Property Description

Stay in the heart of Harrogate – Excellent location – show map

Surrounded by picturesque lawns and gardens, The Old Swan was once the famous retreat of Agatha Christie. It offers modern rooms with private bathrooms and on-site car parking. Originally an 18th-century coaching inn, it now features rooms with tea and coffee-making facilities, a TV and trouser press. Some also have a stand-alone bath and views over the garden.

The traditional Swan Lounge and Bar offers a selection of beverages and afternoon teas, while the Wedgewood and Library restaurants serve fresh, locally sourced dishes. The Old Swan was home to Agatha Christie during her disappearance in 1926, and has since been used as a film set for the 1979 film, Agatha.

Just a short walk from Harrogate town center, the building is 5 minutes’ walk from the famous Betty’s Tearoom and 15 minutes from Harrogate Railway Station. This is our guests’ favorite part of Harrogate, according to independent reviews. Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip. Old Swan Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 1 Aug 2005.

Property Highlights

  • Located in the heart of Harrogate, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.1
  • Breakfast Info: Continental, Full English/Irish, Buffet
  • Parking available at the hotel

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