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Grimsthorpe Castle, Park and Gardens open Sundays

through to Thursdays, 10.30am-6pm from Thursday 27th

May.  With 3,000 acres of parkland, adventure playground,

cycle and walking trails, gardens, refreshments, and a gift

shop, Grimsthorpe has something for everyone to enjoy.

The Castle is the centerpiece of the Estate. It is a large

quadrangular house with a central courtyard. Each section

has a different appearance, reflecting the different architectural styles that have been employed here since building began in the 13th century. Once inside you can see the collection of paintings, furniture, tapestries, and collections that fill the staterooms. Thrones and furnishings from the House of Lords are some of
the more unusual items on view.

Grimsthorpe Castle has been in the Willoughby de Eresby family for five hundred years. It was granted by Henry VIII to William, Baron Willoughby de Eresby on the occasion of his marriage to Maria de Salinas,

lady-in-waiting to Katherine of Aragon, in 1516.

Rising majestically from the undulating landscape of

south Lincolnshire, the castle is set in

extensive parkland of great antiquity, now consisting

mainly of oak trees replanted in the 17th century.

The oldest part of the castle, King John’s Tower,

was built in the early 13th century. It is the main

front that gives the castle its grandeur and dramatic scale.


Grimsthorpe Castle, Park and Gardens Lincolnshire

Contact: The Visitor Experience Team,
Grimsthorpe Estate Office, Bourne, PE10 0LY.

Tel: +44 (0)1778 591205

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