Houses & Castles

Grimsthorpe Castle

Grimsthorpe, Bourne

Grimsthorpe Castle is a majestic structure, the final masterpiece of Sir John Vanbrugh, architect of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard. Made from golden limestone from local quarries. Discover a surprising marriage of architectural styles including Tudor and Baroque.

  • Cafe / Tea Room
  • Guided Tours
  • Wifi
  • Parking
  • Accessible
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Groups Welcome
  • Coach Parking
Grimsthorpe Castle Fallow Deer

Wild deer at Grimsthorpe Castle

Discover three species of deer roaming the 3,000 acres of wood parkland. Spot Red Fallow, Muntjac and other British mammals running wild across the entire estate.

Grimsthorpe Castle Gardens

Discover the Gardens

Enjoy the variety of beautifully kept gardens at Grimsthorpe. Explore the elegant formal gardens, spectacular topiary creations and quiet corners for relaxation and refection. Discover exquisite floral displays and large expanses of lawn where children can play.

Historic Lincolnshire castle, with elegant gardens and ancient wood parkland

This spectacular castle with its central courtyard and extensive parkland of great antiquity retains a great amount of its original glory. Passed down through successive generations of the same family under the ancient title: ‘Barony of Willoughby de Evesby’.

Today the castle is open to the public to explore the interiors and browse the rich collections, and the estate grounds are accessible to walkers and cyclists. Discover beautiful elegant formal gardens and various types of wild deer roaming the 3,000 acres.

Collections at Grimsthorpe

Discover the exquisite permanent collections at Grimsthorpe. Find sculpture, paintings, tapestries, ceramics and furniture displayed in lavishly furnished rooms open to the public.

Relaxing Tea Room and Shopping Experience

The Georgian Coach House has been converted into a fully licensed, relaxing setting for afternoon tea, homemade cakes and other freshly prepared goods. Discover the shop located in the converted old stables. Shop unique gifts and other local goods.

opening times

For up to date details of opening times please visit Grimsthorpe Castle's official site.

Visit Site

entry & prices

Adult
£7.00 / £13.00 / £25.00 ( Park & Gardens Ticket / Castle, Park & Gardens Ticket / Season Ticket )
Concession
£6.00 / £12.00 ( Park & Gardens Ticket / Castle, Park & Gardens Ticket )
Child ( 5 - 18 years )
£3.00 / £5.50 / £10.00 ( Park & Gardens Ticket / Castle, Park & Gardens Ticket / Season Ticket )
Family ( 2 + 3 )
£17.00 / £31.50 / £60.00 ( Park & Gardens Ticket / Castle, Park & Gardens Ticket / Season Ticket )

more information

Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens
Estate Office
Grimsthorpe
Bourne

PE10 0LY