Are you feeling murderous?

January 23, 2012

The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust is holding a Murder Mystery Dinner to raise vital funds for a variety of projects that will benefit the landscape and communities of the Yorkshire Dales. Are you brave enough to come?

We’re inviting all wannabe sleuths to an evening at the The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel at Bolton Abbey, where you can witness the evidence as an Agatha Christie-style parody unfolds before you. There will also be an opportunity for you to interrogate suspects in order to get to the bottom of the murderous crime that has occurred. After a hot buffet and some final detective work the evening will end with the killer being revealed and trophies awarded to the top sleuths.

We’ll also be holding a raffle, with prizes including an overnight stay at The Devonshire Arms County House Hotel, kindly donated free of charge by the hotel. The prize includes dinner in the Michelin-starred Burlington restaurant and a bottle of wine chosen by the Cellar Master to accompany the meal. In addition there will be the rare opportunity for guests to bid in a mini fundraising auction for one of only six places on an exclusive tour of the Duke of Devonshire’s Bolton Abbey Estate. Telephone bids for this special auction are also welcome in advance.

David Sharrod, YDMT Director says, “We’re very grateful to The Devonshire Arms and to the After Dark murder mystery company for making this event possible. This promises to be an unforgettable evening with delicious food, singing, dancing, an array of madcap suspects and a confounding crime to solve. So join us to see if you can solve the deadly mystery, and maybe even be crowned Super Sleuth! Places are limited, so please get in touch to book your tickets soon.”

The event will take place at The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel, Bolton Abbey on Thursday 15th March, starting at 7pm.  Tables and individual tickets are available to book now. Tickets cost £25 per person including a hot buffet. For ticket sales, auction bids and more information please contact Sarah at Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust on 015242 51002 or email

All money raised will help YDMT to continue work such as restoring wildflower meadows, planting new native woodlands, supporting local businesses, education and outreach work, and providing training programmes for young local people to learn countryside management skills.