24th April 2022
TR Lincs Run "Drive It Day" To Grimsthorpe Castle
TR LINCOLNSHIRE GROUP - VISIT TO GRIMSTHORPE CASTLE
Sunday 24th April, 2022 see us visit the historic Grimsthorpe Castle kindly arranged by Tim Davies.
Grimsthorpe Castle is a magnificent country house set in our wonderful Lincolnshire countryside, four miles north west of Bourne. It lies within a 3,000 acre park of rolling pastures, lakes and woodland landscaped by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.
It has been the home of the Eresby family since 1516, when it was granted by Henry VIII. The present owner is Jane Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 28th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby, granddaughter of Nancy Astor, who died at Grimsthorpe in 1964.
In the First World War, Grimsthorpe Park was used by the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force as an emergency landing ground. During the Second World War part of the park was used as a bombing range.
In 1944 the castle housed a company of the Parachute Regiment while it was recovering from operations in Italy and was later used for training for what was to become Operation Market Garden.
Our visit has a number of options for you.
1. Entry to the Park and Gardens at a cost of £8 per person.
2. Entry to the Park, Gardens and Castle Tour at a cost of £14 per person.
3. Lunch provided in the marque on site with a variety of light lunch options.
The Lunch Menu can be found by clicking HERE
In order to assist in the organising can you please complete the booking form by clicking on the link here:
Please complete the form as soon as you can as the Castle require our numbers.
As with previous events of this type we will run two starting convoys, one north and one south to enable us to arrive at the same time as we will be able to park in front of the Castle.
Further details will be provided closer to the date.
Please indicate your preferred start on the booking form.