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Grimsthorpe Castle

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

With an amazingly beautiful building and acres of grounds to see Grimesthorpe is well worth a visit. The gardens were developed by Capability Brown and have a large lake as a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
MellyW113
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With an amazingly beautiful building and acres of grounds to see Grimesthorpe is well worth a visit. The gardens were developed by Capability Brown and have a large lake as a feature. There is also a varied population of wildlife including deer.

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England
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Lovely walk round the grounds will keep you busy, plenty of things to see and do including coffee shop. The grounds cover a large area, I understand you can visit the castle which we had no time to do after our 6 mile walk. Looked very nice.

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Thank pamelarust
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We cycled over 20 miles to get here knowing it was a gardens (from our RHS book). Had not expected to be able to also look around the castle. It was just over an hour's tour by a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Extensive walks/cycle paths which we did not try as we still had to ride back. Next time... More 

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Thank PipeTheStill
Sleaford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

If you havnt been here, then GO..its one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited in the UK..the gardens are immaculate and the staff commenting on the house are friendly and knowledgeable

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Thank D S
Bourne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Really good few hours with brilliant tour of the castle. Gardener very helpful when we asked him about plants in the garden.

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Thank medisec
Ripon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Lovely place to wander around Very pleasant gardens that seem to extend a fair distance. If you go on a good weather day, then take a walk around the lake as well as the gardens as this is well worth the effort. Grimsthorpe has a lot on offer, cycle hire, gardens, house to look around as well as an onsite... More 

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Bourne
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is a good tour. Lasts about one hour and is very informative. The castle looks more like a country house but is a castle,due to it's historic 'King John's Tower' which is castellated. There are many Royal links and the castle is a private residence but there is access to many rooms which are filled with fabulous furniture and... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I recommend asking the Guides to give you a tour of each room as you walk around. Their knowledge is second to none and really made the trip what it was for us. You can walk through each room at your own pace and are welcomed by a new person as you enter each room. There are a lot of... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Always a lovely day out at Grimesthorpe. Walking around the grounds or cycling. The house is magnificent. Although the rooms are dim. For reasons of preservation I would imagine as light would ruin antiques of such age. The views are fabulous.

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Harpenden
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We had a lovely day here with a great guide in Tony, he really us loads of information and kept things interesting. Even though there were several schools visiting it did not detract from a lovely visit.

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