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Goldsborough Hall

Yorkshire mansion once the home of Princess Mary, aunt to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

Church Street, Goldsborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8NR

Goldsborough facade

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Free admission to members of Historic Houses when you show a valid membership card.
Free admission to members of Historic Houses when you show a valid membership card.
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  • Free parking
  • Garden only
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Discover a hidden gem with royal connections nestled in 12 acres of exquisitely landscaped grounds, boasting breathtaking elevated views of historic gardens and serene parkland.

Goldsborough Hall, built in the 1620s, is renowned for its Jacobean architecture and magnificent Robert Adam interiors. The privately owned stately home stands in its own beautifully landscaped grounds with unspoilt elevated views over its historic gardens. Built for Sir Richard Hutton, the acting Lord Chief Justice, the hall was later remodelled in the 1750s by the eminent architects Robert Adam and John Carr of York. The house came to fame in the 1920s as the former residence of HRH Princess Mary (the Queen’s aunt), who lived here following her marriage to Viscount Lascelles (later the 6th earl of Harewood).

Princess Mary made her mark on the gardens. In 1922, Her Royal Highness and Viscount Lascelles planted the first tree in the Lime Tree Walk with the remaining 33 trees planted by honoured guests, including King George V and Queen Mary, while the copse of five Japanese cherry trees were given to Princess Mary as a wedding gift by the Emperor of Japan. The gardens were first shared with the public on July 4th 1928 when Princess Mary opened them as part of the newly created National Garden Scheme.

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Embark on a guided tour of this 400-year-old hall, where you will delve into its fascinating history through an engaging talk. You will have the opportunity to explore one of our luxurious 5-star suites, experiencing the opulence and grandeur firsthand. A leisurely stroll around our award-winning gardens will further enchant you with their beauty.

To enhance your visit, indulge in a delightful treat of homemade scones paired with delectable jam and cream. Complete your experience with a comforting cup of tea or coffee.

Come and immerse yourself in the rich heritage and tranquil ambiance of Goldsborough Hall – an unforgettable destination that captures the essence of royalty and offers a truly enchanting escape.

Tours that are scheduled will be listed below. If none are scheduled yet, please check back later, or find other tours you might enjoy on our tours listing page here.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Open gardens tickets are available to pre-book online for selected days between 1 February and 20 October.

 

Admission

Garden tickets must be pre-booked online.

Adults: £8

Teens: £5

Children under 12: free

Historic Houses members visit the gardens for free. Use code GH-HHA to reserve a free slot online.

NB: You must still present a valid Historic Houses membership card on site for every member of your party with a free pre-booked ticket. Any member of the group unable to produce a valid membership card on site at the time of the visit will be required to pay for entry.

for the latest information.
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
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Goldsborough Hall, Yorkshire

Goldsborough Hall, Yorkshire

Goldsborough Hall, Yorkshire

Goldsborough Hall, Yorkshire

Goldsborough Hall, Yorkshire

Goldsborough Hall, Yorkshire

Goldsborough Hall, Yorkshire

Goldsborough Hall, Yorkshire

Goldsborough Hall, Yorkshire

Goldsborough Hall, Yorkshire

Goldsborough Hall, Yorkshire

Goldsborough Hall, Yorkshire

Goldsborough Hall, Yorkshire, festive tour

Goldsborough Hall, Yorkshire, festive tour

A very interesting visit to the Hall and Gardens with expert guides, followed by afternoon tea and the price was very reasonable.

Inside, the Jacobean Library is covered in 17th century oak-panelling with its elaborately painted plaster ceiling, while the Dining Room and Drawing Rooms were redesigned by Robert Adams in the 18th century and include triumphal pillars and decorative cornices. The Dining Room also houses a vast 16th century soap stone overmantle decorated with biblical scenes. A 17th century oak staircase leads up the centre of the house.

The award-winning 12-acre gardens were laid out by Princess Mary with beech-lined herbaceous borders which stretch down to the Lime Tree Walk, planted by royalty throughout the 1920s. A woodland walk during the Spring is awash with snowdrops, winter aconites and daffodils.

Getting here

Church Street, Goldsborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8NR

Goldsborough Hall is 6 miles east of Harrogate, just off the A59 between Harrogate and J47 of the A1(M). The village of Goldsborough, a civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire is situated near the River Nidd and 1 mile east of Knaresborough.

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