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Grimsthorpe Castle

Grimsthorpe Castle Summary

  • Address: Grimsthorpe, Bourne, PE10 0LY (Map)
  • Tel: +44 (0)1778 591205
  • Fax: +44 (0)1778 591259
  • Owner: Grimsthorpe & Drummond Castle Trust
  • Administrator: Mr Ray Biggs
  • E-mail: Click here to contact
 

Grimsthorpe Castle Description

Grimsthorpe Castle rises majestically from the flat landscape of South Lincolnshire, surrounded by its extensive park. The principal front of the house, the last masterpiece of the Baroque architect Sir John Vanbrugh, is calculated to impress.

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Your Reviews of Grimsthorpe Castle

Lyn-Marie (30 June 2011)

Excellent. Built for a King, granted to the Lady in Waiting to his first Queen, granted to the friend of that King and lived in by his friend's wife, this house is worthy of being on the ten top sites of Britain list, should such a list exist. Grimsthorpe is a Tudor house on the outside, a medieval castle at one side, a Tudor home at the other, and inside it shines a light on the renaissance, the Jacobean and the Georgian rebuilding and decorations. However, the main thing this house has is style and it is very beautiful. I normally am disappointed when a Tudor house no longer has Tudor as its heart, but the house is very tasteful in the use of all of the styles from the Tudor to the early Victorian in the China Room, blue in colour and a very peaceful place. Some Tudor aspects remain, the chapel and the long gallery for one and the fireplaces and high ceilings and the intimate rooms are all Tudor aspects. The great windows are from the same era, but the later rooms and the windows complement those built by Brandon well. The long range makes you feel a little lost, but that is part of the charm of the house and it is still worthy of its owners and the King it was built to please. The gardens and the other attractions are well worth a visit and there is something for everyone. The information boards outside give a good history of the house and show what Grimsthorpe looked like in Duchess Katherine's day. The disabled parking is very close to the house and the guides are full of information and a lot of tales of the ancestors. Many famous and lovely paintings on the walls, including one of a young Princess Mary Tudor, daughter to Henry VIII. A very fine statue based on Roman God Mars in the gardens, copied from one in Rome and decoration from Laycote Abbey. Great cafe and great facilities and plenty of toilets. A good day out for everyone.

Mark Griffin (22 April 2007)

We visited the house in 2005, and were on the last tour. There were just the two of us and the guide but we were treated to a full tour and not rushed. This was a great kindness and I feel typical of this special house. A lovely place with great treasures and a warm welcome!

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Additional Info for Grimsthorpe Castle

  • YesParks
  • YesGardens
  • YesPlaygrounds
  • YesDogs allowed
  • YesDisabled Access
  • YesEducation
  • YesRefreshments
  • YesPicnics
  • YesGuides
  • YesMeals Available
  • YesConferences
  • YesFilming
  • YesGifts
  • YesLive Entertainment
  • YesShop
  • YesCar Parking

Heritage Groups

  • YesHistoric Houses Association

Credit Cards Accepted

  • YesMastercard
  • YesAmex
  • YesVisa
  • YesDelta
  • YesSwitch

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