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.

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…


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…


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…