What We Love
- A plush, five-star stay at a stately home with a royal past – includes one five-course dinnerThe fascinating heritage of this once-royal home, whose past dates back to the early 1600s
- A stroll around the market town of Knaresborough or lovely Harrogate
- Classic gourmet fare in Goldsborough Hall's traditional dining room
What To Know
- The Lascelles Suite is the real knockout; located on the top floor, it has a view of the property's Lime Walk and a sunken Jacuzzi bath planted right in front of bay windows
- Complimentary parking is available in the courtyard
- Free WiFi works well
Situated within 12 acres of private land, the historical Goldsborough Hall dates back to 1620 and was the former residence of HRH Princess Mary, Queen Elizabeth II’s aunt. Located in the bucolic countryside of North Yorkshire, this imposing stately home is appointed with traditional décor and commands beautiful views of the surrounding area.
Completely renovated to accentuate its original features, Goldsborough Hall is one of the finest stately homes in the region – it’s no wonder that it was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor. Also home to an AA Rosette-awarded kitchen, the culinary team at Goldsborough Hall are renowned for their exquisitely crafted cuisine. When you’re not wandering the halls of this 400-year-old country manor, you could take a drive to Harrogate, York and the bustling city of Leeds, all nearby.
How to Get There
Took advantage of Goldsborough Hall TravelZoo 2 course lunch offer to visit for the first time.
Our first impressions were very pleasing as we sat out on the terrace enjoying a pre lunch drink in glorious April sunshine. All the staff we met were very welcoming, friendly and efficient. Choice was from a lunchtime menu. We were shown to a window table in the formal dining room which pleased me immensely. Staff were very smart and wore white gloves to serve us a bread roll from a choice of olive, sun dried tomato, white and brown. We both decided on halibut followed by creme brûlée. Both were delicious, so tasty and very high quality. Only a little glitch on receiving the bill as we were charged for an extra course which we didn’t take however this was soon rectified and taken off. We then went on a walk around the grounds which are lovely. We were given a helpful leaflet which have lots of information about the hall and grounds. There appears to be a new large greenhouse area for dining and growing produce which is in the process of having a lot of ground work to put in planting beds and a water feature. Would love to come back. There are also lovely lounges to relax in. All in all a beautiful hotel which has been lovingly restored
We visited on a Tuesday night for the 7 course tasting menu,
We had a walk round the grounds and it is kept in prefect condition,
We sat in the library for a drink and canapés before been taken through for our food
The 7 course tasting menu didn’t disappoint
However be aware they add 10% service charge to the bill
Graham and I would like to say a huge thank you to James and his team for making our engagement dinner on 15/04/19 a perfect memory to treasure. The food was amazing, the ambience superb and Goldsborough Hall will forever be a treasured memory. Highly recommended.
We stayed here recently for two nights and had a great time. All the staff are lovely, the room was beautiful, with a jacuzzi bath, breakfast was great and we had dinner in the restaurant, which I would highly recommend. Good value too. Would highly recommend.
Using a hotel special offer we stayed for two nights, including breakfast, cream teas and 5 course tasting menu. The food was superb and the tasting menu was different on each night. Cream teas are served from 12 noon and we used them as lunches on the day we arrived and on the day we checked out. Breakfast is freshly cooked to order. Our room was very attractive, our only slight disappointment was that it overlooked a service yard. The room had a good en suite with bath and double sinks. There was a huge television and a mini bar. The water in the mini bar was expensive, but there was no problem in taking a carafe of tap water up from the restaurant. The staff were lovely, nothing was too much trouble.
The building itself is impressive. On the ground floor there is the evening restaurant, two very comfortable lounges and several magnificent chandeliers. Breakfast and afternoon tea is taken in the newly built and very stylish orangerie. The grounds are delightful and the history of the Hall can be clearly seen from the Lime Walk of trees planted by several members of the royal family Including George V and our present queen (it is worth reading all the plaques on the trees!). There is a newly built glass house which is beautiful in itself and once the surrounding raised beds are filled will be a great addition to the gardens. The owners would appear to be very hands on and live on the first floor of the Hall and we were impressed with the handwritten welcome note in our room, written by the owners.
Most definitely a hotel we would recommend.