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Grimsthorpe Castle

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Address: Grimsthorpe, Bourne, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1778 591205
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Historic house with gardens and parkland. Facilities include -Adventure...
Historic house with gardens and parkland. Facilities include -Adventure playground, tearoom, gift shop and cycle hire shop. Cycle miles of traffic free tracks and trails in the park or take a guided tour of the castle and find out more about this hidden delight. Henry VII visited 500 years ago - come and see for yourself what makes this place so special.
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Hidden Treasure

The title says it all! A fascinating building in extensive, explorable grounds, and with wonderful contents accumulated while in the same ownership for centuries. The room... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The title says it all! A fascinating building in extensive, explorable grounds, and with wonderful contents accumulated while in the same ownership for centuries. The room guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic, whether talking to interested children or to would-be connoisseurs, and the tea room is first rate. There is music in the great hall on some open days, and Sunday... More 

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UK
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I have been meaning to write a review on this house, but time ran away with me. Bargain Hunt is now featuring this house and reminded me what a great day we had whilst visiting friends. A wonderful drive leads to this lovely house. The staff were on hand and as we walked round this house each member of staff... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
41 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This house is not on the usual tourist trail and has limited opening times but it is well worth seeking out. The gardens are extensive and you can hire a bicycle to explore them. The house itself is full of history and is shown to you by knowledgeable guides. Altogether a bit of a hidden gem.

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Having lived in Bourne for 10 years we finally got round to visiting Grimsthorpe taking in a tour if the castle itself. The history was fascinating with guides who were passionate about their subject knowledge. Just wish it was open on a Saturday as we would visit more often.

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Hatfield, England, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great day out. Castle very interesting..excellent staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Gardens and park lovely for walking and bike trails very good. Lovely coffee and fresh food and cakes in the eatery. Can recommend a great day out.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Grimsthorpe castle is tucked away amongst countryside and could be easily overlooked. However what a little gem it is. The house closes at the end of September but the park, gardens, coffee shop etc are open all year. If you visit on a Sunday then you are free to roam the house( within reason) by yourself, but if you go... More 

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Ray1957, Manager at Grimsthorpe Castle, responded to this review

Dear Vivienne S, thank you for your review. I would like to make it clear for everyone who reads your positive comments that Grimsthorpe park and gardens close at the end of September in addition to the castle. It will not be possible to visit the park, gardens or tearoom after 30th September until we reopen on 3rd April 2015. More 

Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I really enjoyed this place. It's quirky and different. Lived in until comparatively recently, it's got much to commend it re. styles and decor. Katherine Howard was there with Henry (and Jane Boleyn) and there are the most incredible Tudor portraits for instance. The great hall is astounding. Each room has a separate - very knowledgeable - guide. The house... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A stately home, park and gardens rather than a "castle". If this is your thing then this is definitely a place to visit. Very easy access off the AI so a great stop over if you are passing. But allow at least 2 hours even for a quick visit. You could easily spend a day here. Not quite as large... More 

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Tattershall, null, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

I didnt really know about this house until I saw a photo and thought id like to visit..entrance price was reasonable, we was there about 3 hrs . interior may be OTT for some, but I thought it was beautiful.ok some rooms were too dark, but didn't spoil the visit.would be nice to have info sheets or boards, as im... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a top house and place to visit. Very beautiful, very interesting, and it has a great atmosphere. The Vanbrugh front is stunning, the great hall and stairs one of the great spaces in England we reckon! The older parts of the building lovely too. Good paintings - some really wonderful. Lots of gilded furniture which I don't normally... More 

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