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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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Refurbished chairs in Castle

Pictured are three walnut chairs from a set of six on display in the castle. Dating from the early 18th century, in the style of William Kent. Until recently the beautiful cross stitch embroidery was hidden by a more recent pink material. Now the floral designs can be seen in all their glory.

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Shakespeare arrives at Grimsthorpe…

…in the form of a Lincolnshire-brewed beer dedicated to him. Bard’s Bitter, brewed at the 8-Sailed Windmill Brewery in Heckington, is now on sale in the gift shop. Is there a connection between Shakespeare and Grimsthorpe? There have been suggestions that the character of the Earl of Kent in ‘King Lear’ was based on Peregrine Bertie, 13th Baron Willoughby de…

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