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Grimsthorpe Castle

Grimsthorpe, Bourne, England
+44 1778 591205
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Great place

It was a great sunny day when we visited. Gardens are really well set out and the grounds really... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
849barry
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Castle in the countryside

On our way to Mareham-le-Fen, and saw this wonderful building in the distance dominating the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
dwkfoster
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Medellin, Colombia
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“hire bikes” (10 reviews)
“guided tour” (24 reviews)
“gift shop” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Grimsthorpe, Bourne, England
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+44 1778 591205
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"tea room"
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"formal gardens"
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"the kitchen"
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"stately home"
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"well worth a visit"
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"free flow"
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"an adventure"
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"house tour"
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"cakes"
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"great adventure"
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"rose garden"
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"country house"
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"extensive grounds"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a great sunny day when we visited. Gardens are really well set out and the grounds really nice. The castle very interesting with really knowledgeable guides. Well worth the visit

Thank 849barry
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On our way to Mareham-le-Fen, and saw this wonderful building in the distance dominating the skyline. Plenty of activities for all ages, including Garden Walks, Tour of the Castle, Payground, and woodland walks. Prices very reasonable.

Thank dwkfoster
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a lovely place to visit - reasonably priced, not too busy - and full of interest.But - the acoustics in the cafe/restaurant are awful! Every sound is amplified - screeching chairs, loud children etc etc. The food is lovely, the staff are very...More

Thank John R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed it here. The house isn't huge but worth a visit. All the guides are friendly and knowledgeable, some of the best we have spoken to on country house visits. We did the 5 mile walk garden after the tour. 4 stars as cafe...More

Thank hudd2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning Tudor Castle once inside, unfortunately we went at the weekend so missed out on the Tours, this would have made our visit so much more interesting. Word of warning, no pictures allowed inside the propertyv😢 Well worth a visit and if you want a...More

Thank Kevin D
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Had a great visit here. Lots to see and bursting at the seems with history. Amazing artwork and lots of Royal relics. Was a guided tour which lasted about and hour and a quarter. Guide was very knowledgable. Nice shop and cafe was, as far...More

Thank durham05
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We went to Grimsthorpe Castle on a wet early spring day - intending to view to old house/castle (too wet for the gardens). It was excellent! The staff/guides were really attentive and extremely knowledgeable. The house/castle was full of interesting things - and very well...More

Thank Alan G
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Dog friendly, but to be kept on lead.... Lovely cafe ( bit pricey) shops, toilets...and can hire a bike. Strange opening times & short season.... But well worth a visit & cheaper to get a season ticket. Includes a visit to the house.....

Thank 629DEBBIE
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The castle was built on over many centuries. King John adding the great Tower, a visit to the rooms in the castle is a must, check out the Internet for opening times well worth a visit.

Thank Richard47a
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

I was hoping to have a house tour but arrived too late due to road works closing a road. I wandered around the outside of the castle, the gardens and sampled the cake and tea, before buying a guide to the castle. I will go...More

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Olga M
8 January 2018|
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Response from Ray1957 | Property representative |
Grimsthorpe closes over the winter period and gives full opening details on its own website. I will endeavour to contact Tripadvisor and request they indicate that the site is closed until 29th March. I'm sorry you arrived... More
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Happilyginger
5 August 2017|
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Response from Ray1957 | Property representative |
Here is the link to the cycle hire page on the website - go to the home page of grimsthorpe and click the cycle hire tab for details. It's all there.
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Jacandhow
21 July 2017|
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Response from Ray1957 | Property representative |
You are welcome to bring a picnic to Grimsthorpe. We have six picnic benches in the Coach House Yard set aside for picnic use. If you bring your own chairs/rug you can picnic on the North Avenue lawns - there's plenty of... More
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