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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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Hours:
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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Great day out.

This place is well worth a visit. The grounds and park are superb (although we had missed most of the roses). You can hire bikes for travelling round the park which includes a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This place is well worth a visit. The grounds and park are superb (although we had missed most of the roses). You can hire bikes for travelling round the park which includes a huge lake. Or you can walk it. Either way it is a superb location. We didn't go round the house. The Coach House Tearoom is excellent. The... More 

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Burton Joyce, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We visited Grimsthorpe Castle with a party of Seniors and were treated to a brilliant day out. We were met by the Estate Manager who travelled with us on our coach as we explored the grounds. He was friendly, humorous and exceptionally knowledgeable as he described the history of the estate and the ongoing management and conservation work being undertaken.... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Had a very informative and friendly tour at 12.00 on 6/7 - none of the pomposity and shock at being questioned that you get at some houses!! An hour well spent going round this lovely property. If you want to do your own thing or spend longer, then go on a Sunday when it is free flow with attendants in... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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41 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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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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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Additional Information about Grimsthorpe Castle

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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