Welcome to Hovingham Estate

The Hovingham Estate has been in the ownership of the Worsley family for 450 years. It is a thriving rural Estate, in the heart of North Yorkshire located 17 miles North of the City of York. The majority of the Estate lies within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Hovingham Estate is a working Estate proud to employ local people. Our businesses include Farming, Forestry, Firewood Sales, Property to Let, House opening, Corporate Hospitality and Events. We also take our responsibility in maintaining our part of England's Heritage very seriously.

Coronavirus Notice:

Hovingham Hall – June House Opening

Following the most recent Government guidance regarding Covid-19 coronavirus, we have given careful consideration to our usual House Opening in June. We are sorry to announce that we have taken the difficult decision not to open the House to visitors this year.

The situation is complex and we have taken decisive action in the best interests of all our visitors and staff. This is in line with the collective national effort to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

We are disappointed to have to close our doors to our visitors and we thank you for your understanding. We will monitor the situation and keep in touch through our website.

Property to Let
The Estate has properties, both residential and commercial, to let in and around the attractive village of Hovingham
Timber & Firewood sales
Timber & Firewood
Quality locally sourced sustainable timber & firewood for sale. Local delivery available on request.
visiting Hovingham Hall
Visiting Hovingham Hall
Sir William and Lady Worsley invite you to visit their historic house, open to the public 1st to 28th June inclusive. Hovingham Hall is an attractive Palladian family home was designed and built by Thomas Worsley between 1750 and 1770.

More from the Estate

Hospitality & Events
This elegant Eighteenth Century house with its magnificent reception rooms provides a special setting for entertaining.
The Estate has a long tradition of woodland management and have won many awards for forestry and conservation
Farming is the core business of the Estate and is primarily arable with permanent pasture let on grazing licences.
conservation at Hovingham
Environmental stewardship is at the heart of the wider management of the Estate and we have won many awards for good practice and conservation.
HH Members