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Grimsthorpe Castle

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Address: Grimsthorpe, Bourne, England
Phone Number: +44 1778 591205
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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Ducal Splendour

From the moment you turn into the long, dead straight approach to the house, you know this is going to be special. And there it is, Vanbrugh's massive north front by which you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Went to `Antique` fair which unfortunately was a glorified car boot.Looked on line prior to going, saw lovely tea room which would have been nice for a snack at lunch time. When we went there to get a coffee etc , it was closed, apparently it doesn`t open Fri and Sat`days so not impressed. Went to Bourne to trusty old... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

From the moment you turn into the long, dead straight approach to the house, you know this is going to be special. And there it is, Vanbrugh's massive north front by which you enter his vast hall. From here a staircase leads to a series of superb state rooms, corridors and bedrooms, all filled with a rich collection of furniture,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We visited the castle which has been a family home for nearly 500 years. It has a wonderful homely feel about it. The entrance fee is very reasonable. During the week they offer hour long guided tours and our guide was very knowledgeable about the castle and the history of the family. The grounds are spectacular with a beautiful lake.... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Spent about half a day visiting this interesting historic house after a visit to Easton Walled Gardens which is not far away so can be visited on the same day if you wish. Visited on a weekday so had to go on a guided tour around the interior of the house. It's best to get a timed ticket for the... More 

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A splendid house set in magnificent gardens and grounds. The house tours are well run and most informative. The gardens are both formal and varied and the gardeners are very willing to chat about their work. Every major attraction has a cafe. The one at Grimsthorpe is outstanding. We had rarely seen such a wonderful array of home baked scones,... More 

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Sussex
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63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Our coach party received a warm welcome from the guide who accompanied us on our tour of the 3000 acre park Lots of interesting facts about the ancient trees and wild life and a grand view of the lake. On the return to the castle we met another guide and was taken on a fascinating tour to see magnificent furniture... More 

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My hubsand and myself have viisted this place before but it has been some time since our last visit. We loved it just as much as the previous times. The house is a wonderful place full of lovely interiors, furniture and paintings. You can also see the various changes of the stylke of the building. The staff are very friendly... More 

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

What a fantastic home that has been in the Willoughby de Eresby family for nearly 500 years. Our group had a full hours guided tour of the cellars/kitchen and first floor after a brilliant introductory talk in the imposing entrance hall. The chance to see several coronation chairs and to be told their history combined with all the beautiful furniture... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Great place to visit, really friendly and helpful staff, excellent value for money, the 9 mile bike ride is a great way to see the vast park, we took our own bikes but you can hire them too. A few steep hills that give you a goodwork out! Tea rooms are a must, excellent fresh lunches and large selection of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Lovely grounds and walks. Nice cafe and the cakes looked delicious! Great service with very pleasant staff. The children thoroughly enjoyed the fabulous adventure playground. Would recommend for a great day out!

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Additional Information about Grimsthorpe Castle

Address: Address: Grimsthorpe, Bourne, England
Phone Number: +44 1778 591205
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Bourne
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 3

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