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Grimsthorpe Castle, Park and Gardens

Grimsthorpe Castle, Park and Gardens

Grimsthorpe Castle, Park and Gardens


Estate Office,
PE10 0LZ


A medieval keep which was developed into a quadrangular house in the mid-16th century with an 18th century facade on the north and a 19th century facade on the west. There is also a fine collection of paintings and furniture, much of it from the 18th century.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Opening details


Our open season is between April and September
Sunday 2nd April is our first open day.
Thursday 28th September is our last open day of the season.

The Castle is open on the same days as the Park and Gardens.

PARK & GARDENS open 11am to 6pm.
April & May : Sundays, Thursdays and Bank Holiday Mondays
June to September: Sunday to Thursday inclusive
Last admission to park 5.00pm.

CASTLE opens 12 noon.

Last admission to Castle 3.00pm.
Guided tours obligatory on weekdays (tour duration is around one hour). Tours depart every half hour, starting at 12 noon and places are limited. Please collect a timed ticket from the GIFT SHOP before going to the Castle.
Self-guided on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays

The site is closed on Fridays and Saturdays



See location of Grimsthorpe Castle, Park and Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 046230  Lat: 52.79444 Long: -0.45015

DIRECTIONS from North or Southbound A1
•At Colsterworth exit take the A151 signposted Bourne. (There is also a Grimsthorpe sign). On reaching the mini roundabout you will also see a brown sign for Grimsthorpe Castle
•Enter and drive through Corby Glen on the A151
•Continue on the A151
•Grimsthorpe Castle signpost visible after 3 miles- A151
•Arrive at Grimsthorpe Castle situated on the right.
Grimsthorpe is around 8 miles, or a 10-15 minute drive from the A1

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Cycle Hire, Adventure Playground, Shop, Tearoom