This Palladian family home in its beautiful parkland setting was designed and built by Thomas Worsley. It is still lived in by his descendants and was the childhood home of Katharine Worsley, the Duchess of Kent. Hovingham Hall is entered by a huge Riding School and features halls with vaulted ceilings and a beautiful collection of pictures & furniture. The house has attractive gardens with magnificent yew hedges and the cricket ground in front of the house is reputedly the oldest private ground in England.
This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.
Visitor Opening Times
2014: 1 June – 28 June inclusive, 12.30– 4.30pm (last tour 3.30pm).
Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.
Has been used for photographic shoots