Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens
near Bourne Lincolnshire
Average time spent – 2-3+ hours
Things to do at Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens review
The castle park and gardens of Grimsthorpe are located near Bourne in Lincolnshire. There are beautiful grounds to explore, an adventure playground for the kids and you can look inside the castle.
The parkland at Grimsthorpe is extensive and well worth exploring. There are trails that you can follow on foot some of which can take you on a route of up to 10 miles. You can also take your bikes or hire their own. You may even spot a deer, a buzzard or some geese and ducks so take some food for them just incase. The park extends to almost 3,000 acres and is around 5 miles across at its longest point.
The gardens are well looked after and there is a popular kitchen garden. Dogs and bikes are not permitted in the formal gardens. The adventure playground is in a woodland setting and there’s plenty to play on including swings, a zip wire, climbing trail and slides. Plus a tiny tots area, climbing towers, bridges, adult trim trail and more. There are some great views of the lake on a path leading from the playground. You will also find some picnic benches in this area.
The castle itself is an unexpected marriage of architectural styles. The tudor south facade is contrasted by the Baroque splendour of the north front. It was the final masterpiece of Sir Jogn Vanbrugh the architect of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard. There are some stunning collections of art and furnishings in the house that you can see today. There are guides in rooms to answer questions and you can also book on guided tours.
You can even booka balloon flight via Virgins website.
Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places now require you to pre-book online in advance.
Important Information Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens
Eating – There is a licensed tearoom selling hot and cold food and drinks.
Facilities in brief – Extensive parkland with walking and cycling trails, a castle you can look around, formal gardens and an adventure playground. There are toilets and a tearoom.
Entry price – *Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult castle, park and gardens ticket is £13, children 5-18 are £5.50, other pricing options including a family ticket and season passes are also available.
Dog friendly? Dogs are welcome in the parkland but only guide dogs are permitted in the other areas.
Opening: Due to covid the castle and parkland remain closed. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Car Parking – There is free on-site parking
Address: Estate Office, Grimsthorpe, Bourne PE10 0LY, Lincolnshire, England. Phone: 01778 591205
Category – Historical Property – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages