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…


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.

Group-Visits to Grimsthorpe

Vacancy for Castle Guide

Do you enjoy history, fine art and antiques, meeting people and working as part of a team? I am looking for enthusiastic people to join the castle guides for the 2018 season (April-September), working part-time, including Sundays. The castle team welcome many thousands of visitors each year and guides are responsible for ensuring that all visitors enjoy their visit to…


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….


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.