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A beautiful castle with wonderful guides.

Last Tuesday, we visited Grimsthorpe Castle. It was a lovely day and the gardens were very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ruth C
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Tour de force

I am not one for tours. It’s probably me but the information imparted usually goes in one ear and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Grimsthorpe, Bourne, England
+44 1778 591205
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last Tuesday, we visited Grimsthorpe Castle. It was a lovely day and the gardens were very impressive. The castle itself was wonderful. everything was beautifully preserved and the rooms were so comfortable, probably because of the low ceilings. The guides were unstinting in their willingness...More

Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am not one for tours. It’s probably me but the information imparted usually goes in one ear and out the other. As a result I was not expecting a great deal from our tour of Grimsthorpe. I was wrong. The tour (one hour ish)...More

Thank kenb621
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I visited Grimsthorpe Castle on a week day at the end of September with my 18-year old son. We bought tickets for the 'castle' tour and the grounds. My son and I both agreed it was a wonderful day out. The guided tour of the...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

I visited Grimsthorpe castle at the end of August with my 18 month old little boy. We had a lovely walk around the grounds, there was a really relaxed atmosphere and there are some pretty views of the lake. The children’s play area was an...More

Thank Sophie W
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We came with family from abroad, wasn’t really expecting much except a walk After lunch, well we spent a solid 4 hours here and could have stayed longer , the grounds and gardens are lovely, we walked round the entire lake and then played on...More

2  Thank Jercds
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This lovely building and grounds are geared to interest visitors of all ages. There is a playground for the children, lovely gardens for adults to enjoy and such wide open spaces with room to explore to your heart's content. The walk around the lake is...More

Thank MikeH007
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Very warm reception offered. Excellent cafe onsite with a little more than usual offerings including home made sandwiches and cakes. We did a whistle stop tour of the house due to our kids being bored...despite the efforts of those inside trying to educate... The gardens...More

Thank JPickers1
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Went today and had a lovely time. Nice lunch in the cafe. My only regret is that my 13 year old son passed out half way through the tour of the house meaning we had to miss the rest of the tour but the staff...More

Thank allysonmargarettyler
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Interesting history of its decline and then restoration helped by an American heiress. Also an interesting story of one of the owners and Charles Dickens's "Oliver Twist".

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Charging £13.00 per person for single day entry we had high expectations. Each timed tour group is accompanied by a guide who takes the group through the house bringing the history of the house (which is still occupied by the family) to life. However, the...More

3  Thank dominicmoxon
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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