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Horse painting

How many men does it take to move a painting?

In this instance it was nine in total (not everyone is in this picture). This life-size painting of a horse hasn’t been moved for some time and now we know why. It is being cleaned by a specialist company in Cambridge prior to being loaned to a museum next year for an exhibition. Ensuring it was safely lifted down from…

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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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Grim Reaper

Grim Reaper 2016

The 2016 Grim Reaper Ultramarathon took place on 29-30 July. Over 170 people took part with many aiming to complete the 100-mile race in the allotted 26 hours. Running continued overnight on a trail in the historic 3,000-acre Grimsthorpe Park, despite heavy showers on Friday evening. Our image shows runners getting ready to begin the long distance endurance test. Fat…

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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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