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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 2013
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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English first
Bourne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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

Doncaster
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The house is interesting and the tour guide very knowledgeable. Lots of paintings of family member and visitors. Lots of interesting furniture and ornaments which came from Houses of Parliament. Gardens would be very good June/July. The view from the house is good across to the lake. Worth coming to see house and gardens but not just to see gardens.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

just had the most delightful day at Grimsthorpe castle, House tour was the high light, escorted by Gerry Burrows who was not only informative but humorous with it . the house is just wow!!! Tour takes approx 1 hour -well worth it , gardens are a joy and the walk to the lake is lovely . The more energetic can... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Superb grounds and really interesting to chat to the highly skilled gardeners doing the topiary and grass cutting. Shop is rather lacklustre and surprisingly little information to take away about the location - not even a guidebook. The tour did a good job of explaining the contents and family history. As so often, great art disregarded totally - casual comment... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
47 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A Sunday afternoon visit in late summer - pay upon entering the car park. Large parkland of 3000 acres, a Castle and gardens, playground and woodland, shop, tea room, information centre and cycle hire to ride around the park. There are also Castle tours and Park Ranger tours. Our visit saw that the flowers beds were past their best, although... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This was a lovely hot day, loads and loads of people but getting into the place was horrendous, queuing forever it seems. Usual fun runs, side stalls, food outlets and a few things for kids, but the price was not worth it. It is expensive. By the time we walked around the place, looked at the cars/ and classic bikes,... More

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Lovely house, gardens and parkland, that is still in private ownership which gives the place an individual feel rather than the National Trust branding. We visited at the weekend so did a self-guided tour of the house. The guides in each room are informative and friendly. The history of the house is quite complicated so a midweek guided tour would... More

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