Regrettably, we are having to postpone the Festival in May following Scottish Government advice.

The good news is that that we have arranged new Festival dates for the weekend of 9-11 October 2020 and we will be talking to authors to reschedule their visit.

Meantime please enjoy the programme we had prepared to launch this week. Click here to download the programme.

The Park Hotel, Kilmarnock

25 minutes from the festival

The Park Hotel Kilmarnock is a luxurious contemporary 4-star Hotel, offering the warmest of Ayrshire welcomes to all our guests and located only 25 minutes away.

Comprising 50 well appointed, fully equipped king-size bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities, 37 inch HD televisions, freesat and free Wi-Fi, guests can be assured of the very highest standards of accommodation.

Blues Restaurant & Bistro located on the 1st floor of the hotel offers one of the finest larders in Ayrshire with the cuisine being second to none. Using the very best in local produce, our award winning chefs are on hand to prepare an exceptional range of fresh meals.

We are happy to support the Boswell Book Festival and offer a reduced accommodation rate of £67 B&B per single occupancy room and £77 B&B per double occupancy room from 17th to 19th May inclusive. Please quote "Boswell Book Festival" to receive this reduced rate.


  • Rugby Park
  • Kilmarnock
  • KA1 2DP


  • Telephone: 01563 545999
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