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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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Summer visit

My wife and I visited recently. Met a man who seemed to be in charge of all the house and more. I think that his name was Ray. Very pleasant man and full of information. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Scouser63
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Boston, United Kingdom
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Boston, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited recently. Met a man who seemed to be in charge of all the house and more. I think that his name was Ray. Very pleasant man and full of information. The cafe was good. Enjoyed the gardens. Did not visit the house as we had been in it before. Parking was OK but thought that... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a most enjoyable visit to Grimsthorpe. Interesting house and lovely gardens. The tea rooms were also good.

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Thank Lesley G
Bourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

had a very nice day here the tour around the house was very interesting and the guide new his stuff about the house and the people that have lived there

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a glorious place to visit. Great gardens, the most quintessential of English views and a great cafe. A really lovely visit. And wonderful biking if you are so inclined.

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Peterborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited with our young children, to meet friends. It's a fabulous place and entry price is reasonable. We didn't go inside the castle, but the grounds and play area are lovely. Not too crowded. When we went, they were running a competition to design a garden, and they provided the children with paints and colouring pencils. A great place... More 

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Hartlepool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Helpful staff who slotted us in to our chosen time with no fuss. Clean toilets, lovely grounds and beautiful gardens - flower walks, topiary, lake walk. Tour guide was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. She was patient and polite with the stroppy couple who kept questioning her knowledge. The castle was interesting and she highlighted objects of... More 

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Glos UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived and you pay at the gate, fine but asked if we wanted to do the house, we said yes but not told that tour of house is a guided timed ticket tour. Had we known would have just done the gardens.......ought to be explained when paying, as it took an hour on the guided tour, and we had met... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great adventure playground and miles of off road trails for walking and cycling. We also paid for a tour of the castle and chose the family friendly one. The guide was fun and informative and understood that kids are interested but can't listen for too long. Beautiful castle and surroundings.

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Thank hugheshouse6
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second year I've bought a family season ticket as it's perfect for young children to let off steam around the grounds. We take footballs and bat and balls as do other families. We've had picnics and we've had food in the tea rooms, which was gorgeous. The baguettes were crammed with fillings and the children's meal deals... More 

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Thank Karen L
Stamford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great day at Grimsthorpe Castle with our two grandchildren aged 12 and 7. We started with a walk around the park which is so 'Capability Brown'- classically English with lake and stunning mature trees. There is a cycle shop where you can hire bikes if you wish - we preferred to explore on foot. We then ventured... More 

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