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Grimsthorpe Castle

Grimsthorpe, Bourne, England
+44 (0)1778 591205
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Bourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Owner description: Historic house with gardens and parkland. Facilities include -Adventure playground, tearoom, gift shop and cycle hire shop. Cycle miles of traffic... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Recently visited the gardens and restaurant.but not the house. The restaurant was good with nice homemade soup and lovely cakes (especially liked the peanut flap-jack). The gardens however were a bit disappointing. Barnsdale Gardens, Belton House, Easton Walled Gardens, Calke Abbey and Coton Manor are all better in our opinion. The gardens and lawns at Grimsthorpe looked tired and the... More

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I visited Grimsthorpe Castle last weekend, as they had an antiques fair and vintage car show in the grounds. On the advertising website, and as we paid for our tickets, we were told that the price of entering the castle/house was included in our fee. It turned out that this wasn't the case, and we paid an... More

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welshman
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114 reviews 114 reviews
43 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went on a guided house tour to see the rooms open to the public the guide a man about 50 was excellent explaining the long history of the person who owns it now and how it will be had on the other members of the family

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Tampere
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

A great stately home which you might not find easily. Really worth visiting. The cheerful people of the coffee shop serve tasty pastries, really worth tasting.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
32 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Just back from a visit to this Castle, which on looking at it is more of a house, but there is a tower with arrow slits and so can call itself a castle. It was a fairly damp day, otherwise we may have spent more time in the gardens and parklands, however the visit to the house was excellent. It... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We were recommended to visit by our hosts at a nearby B and B stayed at and we are so pleased we took the detour to get there it is a very special place that deserves more recognition. We walked around the grounds marvelled at the views and then took the tour of the lovely house . We had a... More

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The grounds offer a great opportunity for a lovely walk. The house is very well organised and the staff are on hand in strategic places within the house, to offer information and detail about the house and in particular its history and information about the rooms and their contents. The cafeteria is good and prices reasonable. Bike hire is available... More

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Bourn, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

All great...we go many times a year...BUT please open Saturdays! Castle tour very good.Park excellent. Playground well-equipped.Cafe pleasant. Just open the park on Saturdays so we can go with friends and family at weekend, with our season ticket.

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We have had a season for the previous two years and visit frequently. This is the most tranquil place to wile away a Sunday afternoon, huge open spaces, wooded walks, fantastic cycle routes, super children's playground, Grimsthorpe caters for all. The staff are friendly and helpful, my only grumble is it is not open on Friday and Saturday.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Been here many times, the yearly family pass makes this attraction good value. The pass does not however allow entry on special events nor does it offer any subsidy, which I think they could at least offer 10 percent. Nice grounds, lovely on a warm sunny day Nice adventure area for children Tea and coffee Bike rides etc

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Ray1957, Manager at Grimsthorpe Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. It's great when season ticket holders visit us regularly. During 2013 the seaosn ticket gave admission to most of our events apart from 26th August. We also gave a 5% discount on gift purchases from the shop. We plan to repeat these great offers in 2014. More

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