Harrogate is famous for its spa, its shops and its many festivals. Find out about Harrogate's spa town history at the Royal Pump Room Museum and take in a show at the stunning Royal Hall Theatre. Harrogate boasts some of the best specialist shopping in Yorkshire. Find the famous Betty's Tearooms down in the Montpellier Quarter.

European royals started to frequent the spas at Harrogate in the early 20th century. The town makes a great base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales for walking and touring and also boasts the Harrogate Convention Centre.

Situated in the county of North Yorkshire, Harrogate has good connections to the motorway network, for the traveller arriving by:


From London: M1, then A1(M) - exit Wetherby (9 miles from Harrogate)

From the North

24 minutes from the A1. Take the A1(M) and exit at Junction 47 (Knaresborough) then follow signs to Harrogate.

From the South

21 minutes from the A1. Take the M1 and A1(M) before leaving at Junction 45

(Wetherby) then take the A661 to Harrogate. Alternatively continue on the A1(M)

to Junction 47 (Knaresborough) then follow signs to Harrogate.

To help you plan a journey to the District you can access the following

web-sites:- www.theaa.com or www.rac.co.uk

Bus or Coach:For details of public transport in the Harrogate District.


For details of National Express coaches https://www.nationalexpress.com/en


We are linked to all major UK cities via Leeds (34 minutes) and York 

(33 minutes) including a direct, daily connection to London (3 hours 1 minute).

The quickest journey time from London is 2 hours 43 minutes including a change at York.

There is a train service from London Kings Cross via York or Leeds to Harrogate. 

Virgin trains 25% off: https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/hcc25 , if booking this deal please ensure you have a copy of your booking confirmation or invoice when travelling.

National Rail Enquiries 03457 48 49 50 or book tickets online www.thetrainline.com


Leeds/Bradford International Airport

20 mins drive from Harrogate. Daily scheduled flights Worldwide connections and direct flights from the UK and Europe.

To get from LBA to Harrogate, take the Airport Direct 747 bus which runs hourly and will drop you off at Harrogate’s main bus station, from there it’s a five minute walk to the Convention Centre.

Alternatively a taxi will take about 20 minutes and around £25.

Manchester Airport
75 mins drive from Harrogate. www.manairport.co.uk

P&O Ferries: http://www.poferries.com/en/portal

Further information on Harrogate and the surrounding areas is available on the Tourist Office website http://openharrogate.co.uk/

The following hotels and guesthouses offer a range of accommodation at varying prices to suit all pockets. Please note that the price of each does not necessarily reflect the standard of accommodation.

On receipt of your Registration Form advising your choice of hotel we will make the reservation on your behalf with the hotel and forward an Accommodation Confirmation, a copy of which will be forwarded to yourself.

The hotel may then contact you direct to request their required deposit. Please note that should you have to cancel prior to the event or on the day of arrival the hotel reserve the right to hold your deposit or charge one night’s accommodation as a cancellation payment.

All reservations for accommodation, including any amendments/additions/cancellations, are to be made through the Conference Organisers in order to obtain the rates as shown.

Full payment for your accommodation booking is to be made directly to the hotel on departure, unless alternative arrangements have been made with the Conference Organisers.

Crown Plaza

Crowne Plaza – Located next door to the Conference Venue

Crowne Plaza Harrogate is a stylish 4 star contemporary Hotel. It is ideally located in the town centre, and adjoins the Harrogate Convention Conference Centre.

All guests can benefit from the hotels on-site Fitness Centre.

The Crowne Plaza car park has 180 parking spaces situated underground and for residents the charge is £7.00 per night.

Cairn Hotel

Cairn Hotel - 5 minute walk to the Conference Venue

This grand, Victorian hotel boasts private gardens, a gym, and classical decor.

The hotel is 3 Star RAC rated and is located a 5 minutes walk from the centre of town and Harrogate Convention Centre.

Each room at The Cairn includes a TV, along with 24-hour room service and tea/coffee-making facilities.

The hotel has free car parking for all residents.

Camberley Hotel

Camberley Hotel – 2 minute walk to the Conference Venue

Superbly located, The Camberley Hotel is within strolling distance of both the Convention Conference Centre, and Harrogate’s vibrant centre and many attractions.

All bedrooms are en-suite (with shower only) and offer television, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone phone, iron & ironing board and hairdryer.

The hotel has free parking to the rear.

Crown Hotel

Crown Hotel – 5 minute walk to the Conference Venue

All the bedrooms offer en-suite with bath & shower, Freesat TV with radio, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities, iron and hairdryer. Wi-Fi is also available free of charge.

Car parking is limited on a first come first serve basis.

Grafton Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel

Grafton Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel – 500 metres from the Conference Venue

All of the modern, recently refurbished rooms feature luxurious decor and furnishings. Rooms also feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access.

Free parking is available nearby.

Hotel Du Vin

Hotel Du Vin – 10 minute walk to the Conference Venue

With Georgian-style architecture, Hotel du Vin and Bistro Harrogate features modern bedrooms with Egyptian linen and minibars. The elegant bathrooms have monsoon showers.

The Hotel offers free Wi-Fi and private parking is available on-site.

Kimberley Hotel

Kimberley Hotel - 2 minute walk to the Conference Venue

The 4-star Kimberley Hotel boasts elegant rooms which have been decorated in a contemporary style.

All bedrooms are en-suite, the majority offering bath & shower, Freeview TV, direct dial telephone, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Secure limited parking is available at an additional charge.

Lodge Hotel

Lodge Hotel – 2 minute walk to the Conference Venue

Each room includes a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room and each room comes with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.

The Lodge Harrogate features free WiFi and free parking.

Majestic Hotel

Majestic Hotel – 5 minute walk to the Conference Venue

The impressive 19th century Majestic Hotel nestling in the centre of Harrogate, is set in 12 acres of award winning, landscaped gardens.

All bedrooms offering en-suite with bath & shower are equipped with, tea/coffee making facilities, toiletries, hairdryer and satellite TV. Many have lovely views over the gardens and town and all rooms and public areas offer free Wi-Fi. 

The hotel has ample car parking at an additional charge.

Old Swan Hotel

Old Swan Hotel – 5 minute walk to the Conference Venue

The Old Swan is a prestigious hotel in the heart of Harrogate within walking distance of local attractions including the Harrogate International Centre, Valley Gardens, local bars and restaurants.

The Old Swan is famed as the hiding place for Agatha Christie during her disappearance in 1926 and has since been used as a film set for the 1979 film, Agatha.

All modern styled bedrooms have en-suite facilities, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a telephone and free Wi-Fi.

The hotel offers free parking for residents.

The White Hart Hotel

The White Hart Hotel – 600 yards from the Conference Venue

The White Hart Hotel has been welcoming visitors to Harrogate for over 200 years. It is located in the Montpellier quarter of the town and just a few minutes' stroll to the Harrogate Convention Centre.

The en-suite bedrooms overlook the Stray parkland and all rooms are equipped with private bath and shower, digital television, radio, WIFI, tea/coffee making facilities and direct dial telephone.

The White Hart offers free on site parking for all guests.

Hotel Single Room Rate Double/Twin Room Rate (Shared) per person Distance from Harrogate Convention Centre Distance from Harrogate Convention Centre Release Back Date
Crowne Plaza N/A £59.50 £109.00 25 meters 21st September 2018
Cairn Hotel N/A £59.50 £108.00 5 minute walk 21st September 2018
Camberley Hotel N/A £34.50 £69.00 2 minute walk 15th October 2018
Crown Hotel N/A £39.50 £79.00 0.4 miles 21st September 2018
Grafton Boutique B&B N/A £67.50 £110.00 500 metres 26th October 2018
Hotel Du Vin N/A £58.00 £116.00 10 minute walk 26th August 2018
Kimberley Hotel N/A £49.50*
2 minute walk 21st October 2018
Lodge Hotel N/A £32.00* £64.00* 2 minute walk 15th October 2018
Majestic Hotel N/A £54.50 £99.00 5 minute walk 19th October 2018
Old Swan Hotel £99.00 £67.50 £125.00 5 minute walk 21st September 2018
White Hart Hotel N/A £44.50 £89.00 0.4 miles 19th September 2018

Prices are per person, per night. All rates include V.A.T at the current rate, unless otherwise stated.

*Kimberley Hotel – Prices for Sunday 18th November - £49.50 per person (double/twin) and £79.00 single occupancy 

*Kimberley Hotel – Prices for Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th November - £54.50 per person (double/twin) and £89.00 single occupancy

*Lodge Hotel – Continental breakfast only

Please note: Should you have to cancel all or part of your reservation, the Hotel reserves the right to charge 100% cancellation fee after the following 'release back' dates, unless we are able to re-sell your room on your behalf.  Please refer to the dates mentioned in the tariff table above.

These are BAPEN Conference rates and can only be obtained by booking through the Conference Organisers.

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