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Grimsthorpe Castle

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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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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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"A real gem"

A great day out. Lots to do and see - the Castle is very interesting, a great history. It is a great place for bikers and walkers, miles of marked tracks. A really good cafe with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great day out. Lots to do and see - the Castle is very interesting, a great history. It is a great place for bikers and walkers, miles of marked tracks. A really good cafe with very friendly and helpful staff - in fact, all the staff at the Castle are very friendly and helpful, a warm welcome everywhere.Plenty of... More 

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Thank davcar2016
uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A real treat. Sat Nav directed us to the exit and the castle was clearly sign posted from here which was great as we had traveled for 1 hour and a half. We were greeted at the entrance by a pleasant lady who helpfully guided us to all areas. It was brilliant that she could charge us in the car... More 

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Thank natwress
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Grimsthorpe Castle and what a surprise. Beautiful topiary in the extensive gardens and even though it's late September the gardens were lovely. Do a house tour. They have coronation thrones going back hundreds of years. Very interesting tour guide. Good day out.

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Thank Susan D
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to do here. We have two boys aged 3 and 5 and after biking all the way around the lake (them not us) we had a fabulous lunch in the cafe. The food, staff and coffee were all excellent and the boys loved their lunch bags. We then toured the house and formal gardens which was... More 

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Thank Sirianpee
Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bike-friendly, miles of trails around the park and lakes. Excellent adventure playground with some new equipment. Good lunch in the cafe and ice creams from the shop, or plenty of places to have a picnic. Lovely formal gardens. And at the weekend, free-flow tours round the house meaning we could go at our own pace to get an idea of... More 

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Thank Kathryn P
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From arrival with a coach party, we were so well informed about the history and events that made Grimsthorpe Castle what it is today. All staff were very informative and entertaining and provided facts and stories that brought the history to life. The visit was rounded off with lovely rea and scones. Thank you all.

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Thank Theresa S
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Grimsthorpe Castle. Friendly staff to welcome everyone in. Lots of families visiting for the day with picnics. We had lunch at the tearoom before we looked around. Our sandwiches were very good. We were lucky enough to visit on a sunny day so sat outside. We enjoyed the castle, no guided tour the day we... More 

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Thank big-blue-eyes
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I visited Grimsthorpe Castle on Bank Holiday Monday, we chose to visit the gardens and park. Late August is never the best time for gardens but we both enjoyed our walk around the site. We especially enjoyed a private bench we found at the end of a beech tunnel with a vista overlooking the parkland and lake.... More 

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Thank Kidderminsterkid
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a Historic Houses premises of which we are members. What a difference to the last one we visited! No compulsory guided tour, no extra charges, great, friendly, knowledgable and cheerful room guides and lovely gardens. A perfect visit and thoroughly enjoyable.

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Thank Roy E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous meeting place for anyone with energetic children and dogs. Acres of space to walk, run, play games and have picnics. We didn't have time for the formal gardens or the castle as it was a beautiful day we were outside. The adventure playground and the trim trail (right next to each other) kept 6 children entertained for ages.... More 

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