Goldsborough Hall has been shortlisted for a prestigious White Rose Award – the biggest tourism awards in the UK – in the Guest Accommodation of the Year category. Goldsborough Hall is a 17th-century privately owned stately home near Knaresborough which opens for luxury accommodation as well as exclusive weddings.
The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony on 1st October at Elland Road’s Centenary Pavilion in Leeds. The winners of each category will not only scoop one of these prestigious accolades but they are also entered into the national tourism awards next year.
Mark Oglesby, owner of Goldsborough Hall, said:
We are delighted at being shortlisted for the influential White Rose Awards. Goldsborough Hall is the former home of HRH Princess Mary, the Queen’s aunt, who was known as ‘the Yorkshire Princess’ since she moved to Yorkshire 90 years ago, this year – and it is wonderful that visitors from all over the world can come and stay here.
At the hall we pride ourselves on the very best service whether it’s using local produce for our breakfasts or creating a ‘Royal’ afternoon tea. We have been rated 5* for our accommodation and achieved an amazing 98% score from the AA. Guest numbers and feedback reflect this – with visitors returning time and time again which is great news for the Yorkshire economy.
Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:
Making it to the shortlist is a huge achievement in itself and they have had to contend with some real quality competition. It’s always a close run thing, but there’s every chance they could go on and win one of these prestigious White Rose Awards.
More than a thousand people are expected to attend the awards and tickets are on sale at www.whiteroseawards.com
The awards are run by tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire.