Do you know someone who is an amateur sleuth?
Let them test their skills out at one of The Old Swan Hotel’s famous Murder Mystery Events and buy them a voucher to a great experience.
With its romantic past and Agatha Christie connections, The Old Swan in Harrogate is ideal for an atmospheric (and hilarious) Murder Mystery weekend. Bring friends and join in the fun.
Our Murder Mystery events are presented by Murder 57.
All our Murder Mystery and other events can be booked on-line on our What’s On page.
MURDER AT THE MANOR
January 24, 2020
It is 1912 and Lord and Lady Digby are hosting an elegant evening in their home to celebrate their anniversary of their marriage. Rose Digby, the daughter of our hosts, has been away for some time and is looking forward to her first social occasion since her return home. Her parents have arranged for her to meet a dashing young man they believe is the perfect suitor…
BLIND DATE IN VENICE
February 14, 2020
10 years ago “Blind Date in Venice” became the most successful romantic comedy film ever, and starred Chloe Carlisle and Drake Sullivan. Chloe has not made a film since and in an attempt to resurrect her career she has arranged this romantic weekend/evening for people in love and for people who want to fall in love. Chloe will also be signing copies of her autobiography at the bash. Has she revealed any kiss and…
March 20, 2020
Abigail and James have split – and Abigail is celebrating escaping James’ grip with a huge party, to which you are invited. It might seem spiteful, but in the light of Abigail’s recounts of James being a demanding, controlling and abusive husband, supporting her getting over him is what good friends should do, right? However, when James turns up pleading for Abigail to take him back, telling her that he still loves her, and…
A SPECTRE CALLS
April 17, 2020
Tonight is the will reading of Clara Millender known to all as ‘Auntie Clara’. Clara, a widow, died of a heart attack three months ago shortly after her 70th birthday party and tonight is the occasion of her will reading. Her family are gathered to listen eagerly to the contents of her will along with her housekeeper and her long-time friend, solicitor and medium, Ashley Palmer, and oh! Yes… Clara herself!
FAST CARS & LOOSE WOMEN
May 15, 2020
It is 1920, and Zara Fitzroy is proud, free-thinking women of the era. During WW1 she worked in an automotive factory and (with the financial help of her wealthy engineering father), opened her own company, ‘Amethyst Motor Company LTD’ last year with the sole purpose of cars being built for ladies and by ladies. Tonight is a celebration of her 500th car rolling off the production line.…
A DARKER SHADE OF MURDER
June 19, 2020
You are welcomed here tonight for the official launch of JH Enterprises, headed by the wife of Brendan Hawthorne. Hawthorne Industries previously owned by Brendan ceased trading and is now under investigation. With pension’s pots running dry investors monies swallowed up, and a marriage on the rocks, will investors seek revenge, will relationships become full of suspicion, has a well-known face returned to the scene? And will there be a murder tonight?
July 10, 2020
We are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Captain ‘Fearless’ Falcon’s death. Captain Falcon was a merciless pirate who was responsible for much death and destruction on the high seas. It is rumoured that there was a vast treasure hidden at the Captains house, Talon Hall, but this has never been discovered. The new owner of Talon Hall, Sir Graham Buchannan will also be here tonight, along with members of…
August 14, 2020
Michael and Georgina Kettleworth are celebrating their wedding anniversary tonight. Michael is a successful scientist currently engaged in some top secret research, which he conducts at a secret laboratory based near to the hotel. They have invited all their friends and colleagues and they should be at the evening also. But what exactly is the nature of Michael’s research and how is it funded? Why is Georgina so nervous…
September 11, 2020
It’s 1911 and sisters, Joy and Joan are celebrating their birthdays with a joint party! They may be sharing a party, but the sisters couldn’t be less alike. Joy has a special announcement to make this evening, while Joan is hoping to use the party to recruit new members to the local women’s union. The sisters disagree on just about everything but surely, they’ll be there for each other when…
A KIND JESTER
October 30, 2020
Rolo the clown is hosting the 25th annual clown conference and anyone who is anyone in the world of clowning around will be there, along with an array of less refined wannabe clowns. Candy-Calamity can’t wait to meet new friends, while some of the older and more seasoned clowns disapprove of the young up-starts of the group. Happy-Harry is just glad to be allowed back- after what happened last…
SING WHEN YOU ARE SINNING
November 13, 2020
It is 1926. Mable Cartwright is a spinster living in the small village of Killinton, and she often encounters and investigates unusual crimes, much to the annoyance of the local constabulary. She is here for tonight’s church fundraising party and has really been looking forward to it. However, the event turns out not be the success that she prays for as disturbing news of a death is received from the…
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
December 4, 2020
It is Christmas Eve 1987 and you are part of Smartoys staff Christmas party. This year, Fiona Smartley-Price (Smartoy’s CEO) has extra cause to celebrate because the company have achieved having the Christmas Number 1 toy in the shops. Mouseville Friends is that toy and was the brainchild of Siobhan (Fiona’s daughter and a managing director of the company). She launched the new toy along with her…
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Its Murder trying to get the right gift, so why not buy one of our Murder Mystery vouchers this year and let them test their skills out at one of The Old Swan Hotel’s famous Murder Mystery Events.
Buying them a Murder Mystery voucher is the gift of a great experience.