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Author: Ray Biggs

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock at Grimsthorpe

Take a step back in time to Baker Street and beyond with the “Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes”. Buy tickets here for the performance in the Castle on Friday 10th July at 7.00pm. Adult £10. Child £6 (suitable for children 11+ yrs).   Interval drinks/ices available to purchase. Ample parking at Castle. Pipe smoking prohibited, deerstalker hats welcome.

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Old Apple Tree

Holiday Tree of the Week

It’s great to see masses of apple blossom on the trees and this old example of an espaliered apple tree looks sure to produce a bumper crop of juicy apples this autumn. It is thought that the Romans started training their trees in this way to make harvesting easier. It also makes the tree look attractive too. Sometimes you will…

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medlar tree

Tree of the Week

Medlar and Quince in the kitchen garden   Trees are very important to us at Grimsthorpe. There are hundreds of acres of woodland, some containing magnificent old oaks plus trees that are grown for timber and firewood. Avenues of trees form essential landscape features and other fine specimens sit proudly on their own in the park. We will post pictures…

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Grimsthorpe Bunny Hunt Winner

A lot of young Bunny Hunters helped to find the Easter Bunnies hiding in the gardens over the holiday period and the Head Gardener would like to thank everyone who took part. The winner of the grand prize was Courtney from Grimsby. She is pictured, left, with her sister Alex. She will share the prize with Alex. The family made…

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The Grimsthorpe Creast of arms

Day Tickets available to buy online

It is now possible to buy a day ticket to Grimsthorpe from our website. Click the link for Season Tickets and you will be taken to the Tyg secure site. The drop-down menu now has a day ticket option – ‘Castle Park & Gardens entry’ or ‘ Park & Gardens entry’. Follow one of these and buy tickets at a…

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A Grimsthorpe link to Richard III?

The remains of Richard III will be reintered in Leicester Cathedral and there is currently a great deal of interest in this controversial monarch. We don’t think that there is a direct link with Richard III and Grimsthorpe Castle but we do know that, at the Battle of Bosworth Field, the father of the man who rebuilt Grimsthorpe was killed…

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King Henry’s seventh wife?

A book published by historian David Baldwin suggests that Katherine Willoughby, one time owner of Grimsthorpe Castle, could have been a contender for the title of the seventh wife of Henry VIII (and Queen of England). Read the Times report on the story.

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Vacancy for Gardener

GRIMSTHORPE CASTLE GARDENS EXPERIENCED HORTICULTURIST Job Description To help maintain and enhance the gardens and grounds surrounding the Castle. These include herbaceous borders, kitchen garden, fruit trees, roses, lawns, hedges, glasshouses, woodland and drives and paths. Duties will include: Seasonal maintenance and ongoing development of herbaceous borders Shrub rose border and rose parterre maintenance Kitchen garden (productive and ornamental) development…

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Season Ticket News

The Park opens for the 2015 season on Thursday 2nd April. Now is a great time to buy a Season Ticket  from the Grimsthorpe website. We have joined forces with established ticket sellers Tyg tickets to offer our visitors a quick, safe and easy way to buy. Just click on the link to our special page and follow the instructions….

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BBC Bargain Hunt returns to Castle

Over the summer the Bargain Hunt team filmed a number of programmes in the grounds of the castle and the first episode was broadcast on 26th November. Click on this link and you will be able to watch it. Watch out for more episodes that were filmed during our Antique and Collectors’ Fair.

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