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Family Fun

Newtons Trail

Newton’s Trail features in the Daily Telegraph

Grimsthorpe Castle in one of the places included on the Newton’s Trail Map. The map highlights interesting places to visit, some open during the summer, others throughout the year. The Daily Telegraph visited the area and recorded their experiences in an article that you can read by clicking here. The Castle is now closed for the winter but the Trail…

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Bank Holiday Monday

It’s a standard open day at Grimsthorpe this holiday Monday. Season tickets are valid and the sun  is already shining. It looks like it could be a great day for a picnic, or a stroll around the lake, or a bike ride, or to spend time in the kitchen garden, or to seek out the cool rooms of the castle…

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Hercules over Grimsthorpe Castle

A big thank you to Terry Campbell for sending me this picture of the RAF Hercules flying low over Grimsthorpe. Can you see the geese launching themselves from the lake? The castle is often treated to the sights and sounds of classic RAF aircraft including the Spitfire, Hurricane, Dakota and Lancaster flying overhead.

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Art Competition starts 24th July

We’re celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great landscape designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. All our visitors have the opportunity to enter a competition to design a new landscape for the park/gardens. We will provide a blank ‘canvas’ and the materials to let you create a new masterpiece. Get some inspiration by walking the gardens or strolling to…

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Antiques Fair CANCELLED

The antiques fair scheduled for the weekend (1-3 July) has been cancelled. Unfortunately torrential rain during June has waterlogged the event site and the forecast of more rain this week will not give the ground the opportunity to dry out sufficiently to make the event safe. We are sorry to have to make this decision and thank you for your…

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The Grimsthorpe Bunny Hunt Winner

There were a record number of entrants for the Great Grimsthorpe Bunny Hunt prize this year. We hope that everyone enjoyed taking part. The bunnies were finally rounded up and chased into the park last week. The Head Gardener would like to thank everyone for their help. He can now get on with making the gardens look even better for…

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