Grimsthorpe Castle, Park and Gardens

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Built for a visit by Henry VIII in 1541, the imposing Castle sits amongst rolling Lincolnshire countryside surrounded by formal gardens, extensive woodland and a 50-acre lake.
Descendants of the deer that King Henry hunted now roam the parkland, grazing under the ancient oaks. There is the chance to soak up the atmosphere and ‘Spirit of Place’ in a Castle that has been home to the same family since 1516.It is filled with fine furniture, paintings and tapestries.
Visitors can enjoy refreshments in the tea room. Pre-booked groups are welcome with the option of taking a candlelight supper tour of the Castle.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

Thursdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays
April to September plus
Sundays to Thursday during August
Grounds open 11am to 6pm (Castle opens 1pm)

Admission charges

Combined ticket giving admission to Castle, Park & gardens.
Adult £6.50 • Concession £5.50 • Child £3.50

Park only ticket
Adult £3.00 • Concession £2.50 • Child £2.00

Additional info

Groups arriving in coaches can book the services of the Park Ranger to take them on an escorted tour of the park in their coach (duration 1 hour).
Specialist evening visits for groups.

Family portraits from c16 to present day
Collection of general paintings
Assorted items from the Old House of Lords including thrones and fabric hangings
Fine giltwood furniture from 18th century

Collection details

Architecture, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art

Grimsthorpe Castle, Park and Gardens
The Estate Office
PE10 0LY




01778 591205


01778 591259

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