Places to Visit
A Wonderful Castle in the heart of Lincolnshire. Grimsthorpe is a historic house, park & garden, open in the summer for adults and children to enjoy the countryside, nature and history.
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Places to Visit


Drummond Castle Gardens


The Gardens are located in Perthshire, near the town of Crieff. Part of the Grimsthorpe and Drummond Castle Trust, they are open every day from May to October inclusive.


The gardens were first laid out in the early 17th century and were redesigned in the 19th century. They have been descirbed as one of the finest formal gardens in Europe and are the perfect place to stroll or sit and enjoy their tranquil atmosphere.

Click here to visit the website.


Willoughby Memorial Trust Gallery – Corby Glen


The Trust was founded in 1965 by the late Lord Ancaster in memory of his some Timothy, Lord Willoughby de Eresby, who died in 1963.


There is a library and small art gallery that holds exhibitions from Easter until November each year. Click here to find out more.

Hidden England


There’s a lot going on in Hidden England at the moment. Historic houses and gardens are open to visit.  A walled garden and a Cathedral can also be enjoyed. Hidden England is now on Facebook. Find out more by clicking here to find out more about money saving offers and great days out. Below we have provided direct links to the websites of the historic houses of Hidden England.


Belvoir Castle


The Family Home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland. The Castle enjoys breathtaking views over the Vale of Belvoir and costumed guides are on hand to show visitors the impressive collection of English history, period art and furniture. Click to view


Burghley House


Burghley is one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan age, and has been home to the Cecil Family for over 400 years. A superb example of British heritage and an English mansion. Click to view


Doddington Hall


This beautiful house is about one hours drive away, near Lincoln.It is also a member of Hidden England Click to view


Grimsthorpe Castle


Built for a visit by Henry VIII in 1541, the imposing Castle sits amongst rolling Lincolnshire countryside surrounded by formal gardens, extensive woodland and a 50-acre lake. The striking North Front is the last work of the Baroque architect Sir John Vanbrugh. You’re already here!


Peterborough Cathedral


Visit the website


Lincoln Cathedral


Considered by many to be the finest gothic building in the country, the cathedral dominates the skyline of Lincoln and should not be missed. Click to view

Gardens Nearby

Easton Walled Gardens


In 1905, President Franklin Roosevelt described these gardens as a ‘Dream of Nirvana almost too good to be true’. Click to view


Garden Visit Website


This is a handy website for locating gardens and finding our more about garden history. Click to view

Lincolnshire Gardens

The soil of Lincolnshire has been tended by gardeners for centuries and below is a list of some of the most interesting gardens that can be visited.


Click on the links to the websites.


Doddington Hall

Easton Walled Gardens

The Fern Nursery

Goltho Gardens

Hall Farm Gardens

General Links

Bourne website


Visiting the area? Take a look at what else there is to see and do in addition to visiting Grimsthorpe Castle Click to view


Help Us


We would like to hear from our visitors and learn more about what they enjoy when they come and visit us. We do listen and have added things like the adventure playground and cycle hire to add to the quality of the visit.


We now have a space on trip advisor and would welcome visitors clicking on the link and adding a review.


It’s really easy to do and a great way to help us spread the word about the hidden delights of Grimsthorpe Castle and Park. We would really appreciate your help.


Historic Houses


Find out more about joining HH and visiting hundreds of privately owned historic houses in the UK. Click to view


Lincs to the Past.


This is a website that contains information relating to Lincolnshire’s heritage and historic environment


Green Days Out. This is a website you can browse to find out about other places to visit just click here to visit


Discover South Kesteven

Find out more about places nearby in South Lincolnshire

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Stamford Website


Stamford is a fascinating town, with its Georgian architecture taking us back to the days of the stagecoach. Click to view