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Herbaceous borders and ornamental vegetable garden.
Castle, Park & Gardens. Adult £11; Child (5-18 years) £5; Over 60s £10; Family (2A+3C) £27
Park & Gardens. Adult £6, Child £2.50; Over 60s £5; Family (2A + 3C) £14.50
Season tickets: Adults £22; Family £50
No dogs in garden.
Glorious Garden Day Sunday 16th July 2017. Talks, demos and live music in the gardens. Children's storyteller, garden food
Cholmeley Arms, Burton-le-coggles
Stamford - old market town
Grimsthorpe Castle is the centrepiece in a 3,000 acre park of rolling pastures, landscaped lakes and historic woodland. The mediaeval deer park, with its herds of Red, Fallow and Muntjac deer, and the Tudor oak park are crossed by fine avenues of trees.
The formal Flower and Topiary garden leads imperceptibly into the woodland garden, and provides a fine setting for the ornamental vegetable garden and orchard, created in the 1960's by the Countess of Ancaster and Peter Coates. Intricate parterres marked with box hedges lie close to the Castle, and a dramatic herbaceous border frames views across the lake.
Grimsthorpe has been the location for several major television productions, including BBC's Middlemarch and
Granada TV's Moll Flanders.
Grimsthorpe has been the home of the de Eresby family since 1516, when it was granted by Henry VIII to the 10th Baron Willoughby de Eresby on the occasion of his marriage to Maria de Salinas, kinswoman and lady-in-waiting to Queen Catherine of Aragon. The North Front is the last work of Sir John Vanbrugh. It was commissioned in 1715 by his friend Robert Bertie, the 16th Baron Willoughby de Eresby, to celebrate his enoblement as the first Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven. The collection of fine furniture associated with the Willoughby de Eresby's hereditary Office as Lord Great Chamberlains to the Palace of Westminster, including thrones and furnishings from the old House of Lords, can be seen in the suite of state rooms along with family portraits and those of the the monarchs they served.