Carriage Rides

Experience the beauty of Grimsthorpe Castle like never before


Are you longing for that Downton Abbey or Bridgerton lifestyle? This year you can book a unique and exciting Carriage Ride at Grimsthorpe Castle.

Pulled by the Clydesdales from Fawcett Driving Horses, Carriage Rides will be available throughout the 2021 season.

This magical experience will take you down to the lake, across the Capability Brown landscape, rewarding you with a magnificent view of the historic Castle.

Stuart and Bridie Fawcett have a passion for Clydesdales, which are an endangered species registered with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. To prevent their extinction, they have set them to work in harness so they may earn a living again as working horses once did. By booking a Carriage Ride, you are contributing to this conservation effort.

On your tour, you will hear about the history of Heavy Horses as well as Stuart and Bridie’s mission to enable them to flourish again in the present day. There are also opportunities to see some of the wide range of wildlife in the parkland, including our Longhorn cattle, swans, herons and osprey.

It is highly recommended to pre-book your ride by calling Stuart on the number below to avoid disappointment, although there is the possibility to join them on the day of your visit, if capacity allows.

A unique way to enhance your visit to Grimsthorpe, this experience is not to be missed!



Season ticket holders receive a 10% discount on their tickets


Adult £20

Child £15

Please call 07944140977 to book