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.
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We always chose here for our celebratory events as it is a lovely hotel with a very good chef.
Today we just attended the Father’s Day lunch, and as usual, the food was excellent.
It just has a great setting and atmosphere, and the food is REALLY good!
Service pleasant , and the Father’s Day treat of seeing lots of lovely classic cars was just a great bonus!
We will be back.....
Everything from check in to the time we left was just about perfect.
Foodwise, the cream tea was great and the taster menu dinner we had was outstanding. We sprung for the matched wines and we glad we did. Breakfast set us up for the day with one of the best Eggs Benedict I've ever had.
We couldn't fault the hotel building at all. The grounds are lovely and our room was very comfortable.
We plan to return the next time we are in Yorkshire
This is the place for a special event or celebration. Fabulous location in a quiet rural village setting, Goldsborough Hall is one of those places that should be chosen if you want to spoil yourselves a little. Fabulous rooms with names instead of numbers, most of which commemorate local heroes from the past, together with royal connections and even trees planted by King George V! Top quality restaurant with extensive tasting menu and first class service.
We visited at the end of May for a family wedding, and everything about the venue, food etc was superb. However I think we managed to get the most uncomfortable bed in the world. We were in the Wharton Suite and the bed was extremely hard (which we are used to) but felt like it had no support or padding on it at all. I was unable to sleep for most of the night and at one point tried the floor. I ended up sleeping on top of the cover which gave some comfort. The bathroom was fine but I wasn't keen on the full length mirror that faced you as you walked in. Who wants to see themselves sat on the loo?? The floor tiles/grout looked rather tired. The room was extremely warm and even with the windows open it didn't cool down (probably due to the heavy drapes). The full Yorkshire breakfast was nice. Would I go back there for a wedding, yes, but I wouldn't stay again. For the price of the rooms, a good mattress topper wouldn't go amiss.
Excellent food, service and room. There is no expense spared in the maintenance and finish of the hotel. Great rooms and gardens. It is very unusual to have such a classic hotel that is so well looked after. Reminds me of a London club. Will definitely be back again soon!