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Grimsthorpe Castle

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Address: Grimsthorpe, Bourne, England
Phone Number: +44 1778 591205
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 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 for the family.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Anna R
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Lincolnshire
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138 reviews 138 reviews
66 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We went for the day arriving at 11am and we arrived to a lovely warm welcome from the members of staff. We brought our own picnic but looking at the menu and food in the restaurant will eat here on our next visit. The park is stunning with lovely walks and cycle routes, you can bring your own bike or... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The guided tour was informative and interesting, the grounds are beautiful, the tea-room excellent....... a really good day out and vaule for money.

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Melton Constable, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Our second visit to this attractive house and gardens. A very interesting guide who gave an excellent history of the house. Not too long - about a 1 hour tour but some stunning rooms. The grounds are also great - although we did not have time to see them on this visit.

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The title says it all! A fascinating building in extensive, explorable grounds, and with wonderful contents accumulated while in the same ownership for centuries. The room guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic, whether talking to interested children or to would-be connoisseurs, and the tea room is first rate. There is music in the great hall on some open days, and Sunday... More 

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UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I have been meaning to write a review on this house, but time ran away with me. Bargain Hunt is now featuring this house and reminded me what a great day we had whilst visiting friends. A wonderful drive leads to this lovely house. The staff were on hand and as we walked round this house each member of staff... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
53 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This house is not on the usual tourist trail and has limited opening times but it is well worth seeking out. The gardens are extensive and you can hire a bicycle to explore them. The house itself is full of history and is shown to you by knowledgeable guides. Altogether a bit of a hidden gem.

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Having lived in Bourne for 10 years we finally got round to visiting Grimsthorpe taking in a tour if the castle itself. The history was fascinating with guides who were passionate about their subject knowledge. Just wish it was open on a Saturday as we would visit more often.

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Hatfield, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great day out. Castle very interesting..excellent staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Gardens and park lovely for walking and bike trails very good. Lovely coffee and fresh food and cakes in the eatery. Can recommend a great day out.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Grimsthorpe castle is tucked away amongst countryside and could be easily overlooked. However what a little gem it is. The house closes at the end of September but the park, gardens, coffee shop etc are open all year. If you visit on a Sunday then you are free to roam the house( within reason) by yourself, but if you go... More 

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Ray1957, Manager at Grimsthorpe Castle, responded to this review

Dear Vivienne S, thank you for your review. I would like to make it clear for everyone who reads your positive comments that Grimsthorpe park and gardens close at the end of September in addition to the castle. It will not be possible to visit the park, gardens or tearoom after 30th September until we reopen on 3rd April 2015. More 

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