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Overview

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). 

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.


Opening
Opening

We offer AA 5* accommodation in 16 suites and rooms and are open daily for afternoon teas and AA 2 rosette dining. Lunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays. Please book in advance.

Those wishing to see the gardens may do so by booking to stay or dine. The gardens are also open twice yearly under the National Garden Scheme and for two days in February for Snowdrop Days. Please check our website for dates and times.

Find Us
Find us

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.

 

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Taxi

Blueline Taxis 01423 530830

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details for our special events

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Forthcoming Tours

4 Nov 2020
2PM - 4PM | £20.00

2 Dec 2020
2PM - 4PM | £20.00

Tour Overview

Go on a tour of the 400-year-old hall, including one of the 5* suites and a walk around the award-winning gardens.

Tour duration

2 hours.

Tour prices

£20.00 per person.

Refreshments

Tea, coffee and scones.

Access notes

Parking at the front of the hall. Accessible entrance to the side of the hall. Ground floor bathroom facilities. Assistance dogs welcome. Gravel path in places.

Special restrictions

No dogs allowed.

Weddings

Whether you are looking for a grand occasion or a more intimate affair, Goldsborough Hall is a Wedding Venue that is both unique and unforgettable. Every Bride and Groom want their special day to be exactly that...special.

At Goldsborough Hall, special is what we do. After all, what could be more romantic than the private use of a royal stately home, once home to HRH Princess Mary, for your wedding day?

We want you to relax and enjoy your day. We take care of everything whether it be a civil ceremony in one of our staterooms, a wedding in St. Mary’s Church adjoining the Hall, reception drinks and canapés or a sumptuous Wedding Breakfast prepared by our Head Chef Chris O'Callaghan. Goldsborough’s beautiful landscaped grounds boast unspoilt, elevated views over tranquil parkland making the perfect backdrops for those all-important photographs. To ensure we make your dreams come true, you will be met by our expert wedding co-ordinator to build a truly bespoke celebration around your individual requirements.

Facilities

  • Suppliers list
  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Wedding planner
  • Bridal suite
  • Guest parking
  • Accessible parking
  • In-house catering

Accommodation

Spending the night at Goldsborough Hall is not just about taking in the 400-year-old Royal history of this private family home, but also relaxing in the most amazing accommodation, synonymous with the Goldsborough Hall standard.

Experience for yourself the history, elegance, indulgence and sheer opulence of staying in a Royal residence - once home to HRH Princess Mary during the 1920s.

We have created luxury suites and rooms spanning the upper floor of the main house and the adjoining Dower House, each offering a magical combination of romantic, historical charm and contemporary, along with top-of-the range facilities to ensure a luxurious stay.

With AA 5 Gold Stars, Goldsborough offers the finest accommodation in Yorkshire.


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Whether it’s a board meeting, conference or seminar, new product launch, or a stunning venue for a private function, Goldsborough Hall is the perfect setting.

The historic Hall with its elegant state rooms and beautiful grounds will leave a lasting impression on your guests long after your event.

With perfectly secluded grounds offering total privacy, the Hall is ideally located just six miles outside Harrogate close to the A1(M).

We can tailor packages to suit your needs whether large or small, and the Hall and grounds can be hired on an exclusive basis.

Our clients include AMG Mercedes-Benz, Radley handbags, Credit Suisse, Rolls-Royce, Welcome to Yorkshire and Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate.

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Plentiful parking
  • Refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Accessible toilets
  • Dinner
  • Projector and screen
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Breakfast

The talk was very interesting, the scones were delicious and the snowdrops were spectacular!

Kim Milner - BEM


Opening
Opening

We offer AA 5* accommodation in 16 suites and rooms and are open daily for afternoon teas and AA 2 rosette dining. Lunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays. Please book in advance.

Those wishing to see the gardens may do so by booking to stay or dine. The gardens are also open twice yearly under the National Garden Scheme and for two days in February for Snowdrop Days. Please check our website for dates and times.

Find Us
Find us

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.

 

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Taxi

Blueline Taxis 01423 530830

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome

Other opening


Walks

Goldsborough opens its gardens for two Snowdrop Days in February and twice a year under the National Garden Scheme.  Wander through the Woodland Walk in Spring to see hellebores, snowdrops, winter aconites and daffodils and down the long double herbaceous borders in the Summer.

Take a stroll along the quarter-mile Lime Tree Walk, planted by royal visitors in the 1920s including King George V and Queen Mary.  In the grounds, also look out for the Hall’s British and Yorkshire Champion Trees including a 300-year-old pseudo-acacia and visit the new glasshouse and kitchen garden.



Goldsborough Hall's history and features

In the 16th century there was a family feud and the thatched manor house situated at the far end of the village was burnt down. In 1599 Sir Richard Hutton, a London lawyer, originally from Cumbria, bought out all the claimants to the land and built Goldsborough Hall on its current site. The village remained tenanted to each subsequent owner of the Hall for the next 350 years.

Owned by the Lascelles Family

Daniel Lascelles, whose family eventually became the Earls of Harewood, bought Goldsborough Hall and the estate in the 1750s and the entrance gates to the village date back to this time. The Lascelles family used the Hall as the heirs in waiting’s family home or as a Dower House.

Home to a Princess

The village became famous in the 1920s when HRH Princess Mary, the Queen's aunt, came to live at Goldsborough Hall following her marriage to Viscount Lascelles.

In 1923, hundreds of visitors turned out when the Princess’s son George was christened in the village church with King George V and Queen Mary in attendance. The following year in 1924, her other son Gerald was also christened in the church.

Read more about Goldsborough Hall's history here


Things to See

Fun Facts

The Hall became the first family home of HRH Princess Mary [later Countess of Harewood], only daughter of George V and Queen Mary, and Viscount Lascelles, [later the 6th Earl of Harewood] after their marriage in 1922.

Their son, George Henry Hubert Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood was christened at the adjoining Goldsborough church on 25 March 1923, the service being attended by King George V and Queen Mary and presided over by Cosmo Lang, the Archbishop of York.

The King and Queen visited their daughter and grandchildren George and Gerald Lascelles, and stayed at Goldsborough Hall on many occasions throughout the 1920s.