The Castle is the centrepiece of the estate. It is a large quadrangular house with a central courtyard. Each section has a different appearance, reflecting the different architectural styles that have been employed here since building began in the 13th century.
Once inside you can see the collection of paintings, furniture, tapestries and objects d’art that fill the state rooms. Thrones and furnishings from the House of Lords are some of the more unusual items on view.
A Castle built for a King. Grimsthorpe has been the home of the de Eresby family since 1516, when it was granted by Henry VIII to the 11th Baron Willoughby de Eresby on the occasion of his marriage to Maria de Salinas, lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine of Aragon.
There is also en extensive selection of cycle routes on the estate, with options suitable for all cycling abilities – there is even cycle hire available and a lovely tea room to rest after your exercise.
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|2 adults + 3 children||£31.5 to £31.5|
Sunday: 11:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 11:00 – 18:00
Bank Holiday: 11:00 – 18:00
Date From: 04/03/2011
Tel (1): 01778 591205
DIRECTIONS from North or Southbound A1
At Colsterworth exit take the A151 signposted Bourne. (There is also a Grimsthorpe sign)
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