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Grimsthorpe Castle, Park and Gardens

Type:Castle / Fort

Estate Office, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 0LZ

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Grimsthorpe Castle, Park and Gardens

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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.

Cycle Hire, Adventure Playground, Shop, Tearoom


Road Directions

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

The nearest railway station is Grantham, which is 14 miles away.



  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available


  • Catering by in-house Caterers
  • Locally sourced produce
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's outdoor play area
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for groups
  • Dogs on Lead Only
  • Event venue
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Internet Access
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Marquee Space Available
  • Public toilets
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Forest Location
  • Groups: Meet and Greet Services
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Indoor Event
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Event

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycle hire

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach Parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Special provisions for cyclists

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided tours
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals


Opening Times


Our open season is between April and September and October Half-term week
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 tour


  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2017

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