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