October 2017 saw Goldsborough Hall celebrate its 12th year under the Oglesby family ownership. The privately owned Jacobean stately home is steeped in a 400-year history.

In 1922 the Hall became the first family home of HRH Princess Mary, the Queen’s Aunt, following her marriage to Viscount Lascelles, heir to the Earl of Harewood.

Alongside the house restoration are the 12 acre formal gardens which have also been meticulously tended. Boasting herbaceous borders, rose garden, woodland walk and Lime Tree Walk, planted by royalty throughout the 1920’s. The gardens open to the public twice a year under the National Garden Scheme.

We are incomparable as a ‘Stately Stay’. Our accommodation is of the highest quality and the grounds are quiet with exquisite views.

The Orangery, designed by the owners, is a stunning traditional structure that compliments the adjoining buildings. The light, airy space is over 1000sqft and its floor is made from 8 tonnes of Egyptian lime stone. The Orangery can be dressed as a space to relax or as a formal dining space to take Royal Afternoon Teas or host wedding breakfasts. It is also used for private and corporate events who utilise its retractable hidden 3.5m and 5m cinema screens with Dolby Atmos surround sound speakers.

The beautiful wood-panelled Jacobian Library is the perfect place to sit in front of a roaring open fire with a snifter of brandy. Our team of culinary creatives use fresh, seasonal, locally sourced food and are continually pushing for excellence.


We are open for afternoon teas and dinner during the week and open for lunches at the weekend.

We provide year round accommodation apart from 3 days over Christmas.

We open the gardens for our bi-annual Snowdrop Walk(s), £5 per head.

Guests who come for Afternoon Tea may walk the grounds for free.

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.



Car park on site

  • Free


Blueline Taxis 01423 530830

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

Things to See

Fun Facts

The Hall became the first family home of Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood and Viscount Lascelles, Henry Lascelles, 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.


Goldsborough opens its gardens bi-annually under the NGS for 'Snowdrop Days'.

Wander through 12 acres to see hellebores, winter aconites and emerging daffodils.

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 an ancient pseudo-acacia, a very rare whitebeam and a couple of very old purple-leaved plum trees


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 Award Winning Head Chef Adam Thur. 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.


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


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 Betty's and Taylor's of Harrogate.


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

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

Kim Milner - BEM

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