3* Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
The Hotel stands in the centre of the lovely town of Harrogate, in Yorkshire, and is famed as being Agatha Christie's hiding place during her disappearance in 1926. Bedrooms are stylishly furnished, and the public areas include the Library restaurant, the Wedgwood Restaurant and the lounge bar. All bedrooms are en suite and have Flat Screen Television with digital channels, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee facilities. The hotel has a lift.
Lift En-suite Bathroom and toiletries Tea & Coffee making facilities Flat Screen Television with digital channels Desk Telephone Iron & Ironing Board Hairdryer Room Service Free Wi-Fi Access Restaurant Bar Lounge
3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Welcome tea/coffee and Hot Cross Bun
Easter egg in each room
3-course menu with 3 choices per course
Tea/coffee after dinner
Easter Sunday Lunch - 3 course with 3 choice
Entrance and Introductory House talk at Harewood House
Betty's Tea Room Image: © VisitEngland Betty's Tearoom
Valle Gardens Image: © VisitEngland Diana Jarvis
We depart the local area and make our way northward to arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.
We start our visit to Harewood House with an introductory talk of the house. Harewood is one of the Treasure Houses of England, set in the heart of rural Yorkshire. With rolling 'Capability' Brown landscapes, an impressive art collection including works by JMW Turner & El Greco, renaissance masterpieces, exquisite Thomas Chippendale furniture and fabulous Robert Adam interiors, all combined with 100-acres of award-winning Gardens and a renowned lakeside Bird Garden.
Today you can join our optional morning excursion to Harrogate with its huge open spaces, tree-lined boulevards, antique shops, shopping malls and elegant buildings, as well as the world-famous Betty's tearooms, founded in 1919 by a Swiss confectioner. Just around the corner from Betty's is Farrar's of Harrogate established in 1840 and best known for its Original Harrogate Toffee - the favourite sweetie of the late Queen Mother. We return to the hotel for an Easter Sunday Lunch.
We depart after breakfast and retrace our steps back to the local area.