Where? Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
What? With a line-up of the best international and UK crime fiction writers, this festival is now in its 15th year of being the best in its genre. Get your tickets early because last year was a complete sell-out. Go along for a chance to meet your crime-writing heroes; there’s a really relaxed attitude where everyone drinks together.
Where to Stay? Rudding Park, Harrogate. A glorious, privately-owned gem and one of Yorkshire’s finest hotels, Rudding Park, has a new feather to add to its rather well-endowed cap; the recent opening of a swishy destination spa. The accommodation is in two wings, which offer a range of bedrooms, from doubles to luxuriously lavish spa suites complete with steam room and private garden. Doubles from £172.
Find out more in our round-up of the best literary festivals in the UK