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Grimsthorpe Castle has been in the Willoughby deEresby family for nearly six hundred years. It was granted by Henry VIII to William, Baron Willoughby de Eresby on the occasion of his marriage to Maria de Salinas, lady-in-waiting to Katherine of Aragon, in 1516. Rising majestically from the undulating landscape of south Lincolnshire, the castle is set in extensive parkland of great antiquity, now consisting mainly of oak trees replanted in the 17th century. The oldest part of the castle, King John’s Tower, was built in the early 13th century.

It is the main front which gives the castle its grandeur and dramatic scale. The final masterpiece of Sir John Vanbrugh, architect of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard, it was commissioned in 1715 by Robert Bertie, Baron Willoughby de Eresby, to celebrate the family’s elevation to Dukes of Ancaster and Kesteven. The Willoughby de Eresby family is one of three in England who still fulfill the heredi-tary office of Lord Great Chamberlain, the Monarch’s representative at the Palace of Westminster. Castle, gardens and park are open to visitors five days a week from June to September and twice a week in April and May.

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Grimsthorpe Castle facilities include Baby Changing Facilities Grimsthorpe Castle facilities include Children's Play Area Grimsthorpe Castle facilities include Disabled Access Grimsthorpe Castle facilities include Parking Grimsthorpe Castle facilities include Picnic Area Grimsthorpe Castle facilities include Refreshments Grimsthorpe Castle facilities include Shop Grimsthorpe Castle facilities include Toilets Grimsthorpe Castle facilities include Dogs Welcome 

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